Hope Center for the Arts

Train the Talent | Diminish the Disability

aka Hope Center for the Arts   |   Irvine, CA   |  www.hope4arts.org/

Mission

Through the arts, we transform the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities.

Ruling year info

1981

Executive Director

Ms. Michele Vavonese

Main address

295 East Yale Loop

Irvine, CA 92604 USA

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Formerly known as

Hope U

Hope University

Hi-Hopes Identity Discovery Foundation

EIN

95-3330221

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a paucity of affordable artistic services offered to Adults w/Intellectual Disabilities (ID) in our region. Hope Center for the Arts (HOPE) addresses the high demand from the community of low income adults w/ID in Orange County and Los Angeles for opportunities in the arts. HOPE provides artistic, vocational, therapeutic and life skills to the often over looked & marginalized Visual and Performing Artists w/ID. ID diagnoses at HOPE include (but not limited to) Down Syndrome, Autism, Williams Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome. The critical lack of affordable, quality, artistic services offered to adult’s w/ID is evidenced by HOPE’s consistent inquiries & requests for services from local Adult Transition Programs, Regional Centers & by the Artists (participants) currently attending.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Life Enrichment

The academic classes we offer are; Current Events, Computer, Fitness, Poetry, American Sign Language, Book Club, and Sports. Our ultimate goal for the artist who participate in the classes will be able to take what they learn in the classroom to encourage the development of independence and everyday living skills.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with disabilities

HOPE strives to meet the individual learning needs of each artists and foster the unique abilities based on the individual's skills and interests despite their limitations, disability or diagnosis. HOPE offers a plethora of Performing Arts programs including, but not limited to: music ensembles, dance, theatre arts, and video production.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with disabilities

Therapy Services at HOPE Center for the Arts are provided by accredited professionals who have completed an approved therapy program. The department supports our artists by providing a therapeutic relationship for growth. Using a holistic approach, we work in conjunction with each department at HOPE.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Hope Center for the Arts offers a
dynamic combination of studio instruction, socially engaged public art
projects, exhibition opportunities, and fine craft production for our in house
boutique, Hope Handmade.  The Visual Arts
Program seeks to serve the whole person, transforming the lives of adults with
intellectual disabilities through the arts, building self-esteem, fine and
gross motor skills, cultivating community integration and social skills as well
as building job and vocational skills.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Hope provides a means for its artists to be seen as viable & valued artists, whose work deserves the same recognition & validation of any artist.

Participants are trained to be professional artists who earn income through music performance and art. Hope helps promote the sale of participant artwork & hand-crafted items through media & Hope’s online presence, where they then receive a portion of the proceeds.
HOPE recognizes that we offer a non-traditional approach to employment opportunities than the standard variety of workforce options of Regional Centers & the Community at large typically offers ID adults.

Hope has strategically worked & will continue to nurture & build new relationships w/artistically minded partners in the community to offer more opportunities to share HOPE art. In doing so our Artists/Performers have & will continue to render hope to others touched by disability while bringing together those with & w/out disabilities.

Persons w/intellectual disabilities have distinct social, personal, behavioral, & developmental needs. Our unique approach utilizes the Arts as a tool for meeting these needs. This along w/onsite Vocational & Therapeutic Services allows each of HOPE’s participants to receive an individualized, unique, holistic & supportive learning environment.

Hope’s exceptional approach focuses on individual exploration & development; social interaction, collaboration; personal & vocational growth; proper nutrition & fitness; community integration for all participants through the lens of the Arts. All at low to no-cost while providing economic opportunities for its participants by training them in Best Art Practices. And all while opening the communities eyes to the abilities and talents of these Artists.

HOPE continues to cultivate quality experiences, income opportunities and artistic partnerships by:
1. Presenting at least two public art exhibitions in the community each year, including one juried art exhibition open to all US artists with disabilities.
2. Showcasing the talents of participants & building their reputations as visual artists by having Hope artwork featured in at least 5 outside art exhibitions each year
3. Develop personalized goals for each client that will best facilitate his/her personal growth and have at least 80% of clients meet one or more of their goals each year.

HOPE has served over 600 Artists & leads the industry in its offerings that have expanded to include all art forms. We’ve served hundreds of adults w/intellectual disabilities who’ve realized their artistic dreams .

We will continue with developing dynamic and empowering Artistic programming to provide our population and the community exposure to the talents and abilities of HOPE Artists and Performers.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Hope Center for the Arts

Board of directors
as of 2/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Marguerite Adams

HR Management for Orange County (Retired)


Board co-chair

Ms. June McLaughlin

Irvine Valley College

Marguerite Adams

County of Orange - Reitred

June McLaughlin

Irvine Valley College - Active

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes