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Join us for The Not So Perfect Show at Helms Bakery this weekend!

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Join us for The Not So Perfect Show at Helms Bakery this weekend, June 10 and 11!
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The Not So Perfect Show is finally here and we’re SO excited to share it with you, our extended L.A. GOAL family. The show pairs the work of Inside Out Production Artists and L.A. GOAL staff. There are two great opportunities to see the show this weekend:

Exhibition and Reception
When: Sunday, June 11, 11am-3pm
Where: Helms Art and Design Center, 8745 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA, 90232
What: Join us for art, refreshments, and community!

 

This Modern Life
When
: Saturday, June 10, 12-6pm
Where: Helms Art and Design Center, 8745 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA, 90232
What’s This Modern Life?: If you can’t make our reception on Sunday, the show will also be open during Helms Bakery’s This Modern Life event, where participating Helms showrooms and stores will feature workshops, demonstrations, tastings, sweepstakes and special guests. There will also be a Local Mercato and Beautiful Things L.A. one-day pop-up, which will be donating 5% of proceeds to L.A. GOAL all day long. Visit their website for all the details.
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Preview of The Not So Perfect Show: A Tangle with Happiness by Lisie Y, Mixed media on unstretched canvas

Introducing “Tutu Tuesday”!

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L.A. GOAL Board Members celebrating Tutu Tueday

L.A. GOAL Board Members celebrating Tutu Tuesday

Why are our Board Members in tutus, you might ask? To celebrate Tutu Tuesday, of course! L.A. GOAL staff started Tutu Tuesday in March as a way to honor and remember beloved L.A. GOAL Member, Maria, who passed away in January. Maria loved all things frilly and fit for a princess. Each month, we pick a Tuesday to wear tutus around the office to remind us of what Maria taught us. We asked a few staff to share what Maria taught them:

  • “Maria taught me nobody is ever to far away to be reached.”
  • “Maria taught me patience.”
  • “Maria taught me pink goes with everything!”
  • “Maria taught me to be silly!”
  • “Maria taught me it’s always a good moment to stop and spend time with people you love.”
  • “Maria taught me that I was always her favorite!”

Big Announcement!

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Members thanking S. Mark Taper Foundation

Photo: L.A. GOAL Members thanking S. Mark Taper Foundation

We are pleased to announce that we have received a $65,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation for 2017!

The grant will both help our Members achieve their personal goals and help our organization to increase community acceptance and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. Specifically, the grant will support us to do the following in 2017:

  • Maintain and increase the employment rate for our Members (i.e. our clients) through vocational skills training and employment support. 58% of L.A. GOAL Members are currently employed, compared with 20% of the general population of individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Provide paid employment as Artists, custodians, and administrative staff to at least 26 individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Offer adult education, music therapy, choir, drama, dance, cooking, and fitness classes to increase Members’ independence, communication skills, and social skills. Classes are offered seven days a week, 50 weeks per year
  • Provide over 300 family members and caregivers with the skills, knowledge, and support they need to care for their loved ones with developmental disabilities
  • Create more opportunities for collaborative experiences between individuals with developmental disabilities and the public, such as community art classes open to both L.A. GOAL Members and members of the public

As you may know, we have supported individuals with developmental disabilities in Culver City and Greater Los Angeles to build skills, connect, and find their talents for over 48 years. We are thrilled the S. Mark Taper foundation is supporting us to continue this work in our community, and are poised to leverage their support for additional funding in support of our mission.
If you’d like to see what we’re up to so far this year, we welcome you to come by for a visit! Call us anytime to make an appointment to see our programs in action.

P.S. You, too, can support us! Donate to L.A. GOAL today.

Congratulations to Our New President…of the L.A. GOAL Members’ Board, that is!

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Newly elected L.A. GOAL Members' Board President, Robert S.

Newly elected L.A. GOAL Members’ Board President, Robert S.

At L.A. GOAL, we believe Members should have a say in everything we do, from the programs we offer, to the social activities we plan. Among the responsibilities of the Members’ Board are: to lead Members’ meetings, evaluate L.A. GOAL programs, report to the L.A. GOAL Board of Directors, plan social activities, and lead fundraising efforts to cover the cost of those activities.

At January’s Member meeting, attendees voted for this year’s Member Officers. Among the highlights: long-time L.A. GOAL Member Robert S. was elected President and Matthew S. and Mary C. were elected as co-Sargents of Arms, marking the first time they’ve held Board positions! Keep reading to read Robert’s speech and see the full list of this year’s Member Board… Continue Reading →

L.A. GOAL Presents: A Music Recital!

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Join us for our Annual Music Recital!

Presented by the L.A. GOAL Members & Music Director Pablo

 
When: December 11, 1:30-3pm
Where: L.A. GOAL, 4911 Overland Ave. Los Angeles 90230

 

At last year’s music recital, Members of our Music Program performed original compositions for the first time ever. Come see what they’ve got in store this year on December 11!

 

What A Show! Pictures from Our 26th Annual Art Show

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Thank you to everyone who came out to our 26th Annual Art Show! We had 892 attendees, the most we’ve ever had at an art show!  

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Thanks to our very own Laura O’Neal for these photographs capturing the day.

All proceeds from the show will be re-invested into our art program to offset the costs of Artists’ salaries and supplies, so we can continue educating our communities about the abilities of people with developmental disabilities.

Missed the Art Show? Never fear! Head to our Etsy store anytime day or night to buy L.A. GOAL originals and art products! Our cards, pillows, ceramics, and other products will brighten your home and also make great gifts!

Art Show Sneak Peak!

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We’re SO excited for our 26th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale on Sunday, October 23! So excited, in fact, that we can’t wait to show you what’s in store! Click the video and check out the images below for a sneak preview of the show.

Thank you to our very own Laura O’Neal and Danny Heidner for creating this beautiful video!

"Sail of Mist" by D'Marcus Baptist

“Sail of Mist” by D’Marcus B.

"Hi-Time" by David H

“Hi-Time” by David H.

"The Chief" by Andy C.

“The Chief” by Andy C.

Come see these and many other spirited pieces at our 26th Annual One-Day Art Show and Sale and join us in celebrating the energizing, honest, magical artwork of L.A. GOAL Artists and explore the world through the eyes and voices of Artists with developmental disabilities!

When: Sunday, October 23rd, 10am-4pm

Where: MuzeuMM, 4817 W Adams Blvd, L.A. 90016
Light refreshments will be served

Facebook users, RSVP to the show here—and invite your friends!

L.A. GOAL is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 

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Join us October 23 for our 26th Annual One-Day Art Exhibition and Sale!

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Join us for our annual art show October 23!

“What Makes You Feel?”, Inside Out Ensemble, acrylic on wood. Copyright L.A. GOAL. All Rights Reserved.

We can hardly contain our excitement for our 26th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale on Sunday, October 23! Join us to celebrate the energizing, honest, magical artwork of L.A. GOAL Artists. Enjoy a snack, chat with Artists and studio staff, and explore the world through the eyes and voices of Artists with developmental disabilities. See you there!

When: Sunday, October 23rd, 10am-4pm
Where: MuzeuMM, 4817 W Adams Blvd, L.A. 90016

Facebook users, RSVP to the show here—and invite your friends!

L.A. GOAL is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 

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