events

Office Closed 01-01-2016 to 01-01-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed in observance of New Year’s Day.

Office Closed 01-18-2016 to 01-18-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Holiday.

Office Closed 02-15-2016 to 02-15-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed in observance of President’s Day.

Volunteer Day 04-16-2016 to 04-16-2016 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

  • Our May Volunteer Day is now closed for first-time volunteers. If you've already volunteered with AWBW, please email LAngrisani@awbw.org to sign up.

 

Spring Advocate Huddle 04-20-2016 to 04-20-2016 6:00 - 8:30 G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Please join A Window Between Worlds for our second Advocate Huddle of the year as we share all the ways you can play a role during this very special time in our history.

At this dinner meeting you will get to hear from Sally Stevens, a trained Windows Leader and Psychiatric Social Worker for the LA Unified School District. She will share her first-hand experience of how creating art makes a difference in the lives of the children and youth she works with. You will also get to participate in a mini hands-on art workshop.

Please RSVP using the form below or call 310-396-0317. We recommend finding street parking or valet is available for $10 at The Brig. Your friends, co-workers and family members are also welcome.

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Office Closed 05-30-2016 to 05-30-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Volunteer Day 06-18-2016 to 06-18-2016 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

  • Our May Volunteer Day is now closed for first-time volunteers. If you've already volunteered with AWBW, please email LAngrisani@awbw.org to sign up.

 

Art Transforming Trauma Conference 06-30-2016 to 06-30-2016 8am - 5pm California Endowment

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our first ever Art Transforming Trauma Conference on Thursday, June 30th 2016! The room was filled with trained Windows Leaders, artists, social workers, therapists, and advocates from across the country representing many different service populations and communities, and we are so grateful for each and every one of you. The conversations and collaborations that occurred, the connections that were built and the seeds planted for the future, were only the beginning of our work together using art to build resilience and transform trauma, on personal and community levels.

 

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This conference was made possible through the generous support of:

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Office Closed 07-04-2016 to 07-04-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Volunteer Day 07-16-2016 to 07-16-2016 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

  • Our May Volunteer Day is now closed for first-time volunteers. If you've already volunteered with AWBW, please email LAngrisani@awbw.org to sign up.

 

July Advocate Huddle 07-19-2016 to 07-19-2016 6:00 - 8:30 G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Please join A Window Between Worlds for our July Advocate Huddle as we share all the ways you can play a role during this very special time in our history.

At this dinner meeting you will get to hear from one of our program partners who will share their first-hand experience of using art to empower the clients they work with. You will also get to participate in a mini hands-on art workshop.

Please RSVP using the form below or call 310-396-0317. We recommend finding street parking or valet is available for $10 at The Brig. Your friends, co-workers and family members are also welcome.

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Art & Chocolate in Orange County 07-31-2016 to 07-31-2016 6:00 - 8:30pm ChocXO Bean to Bar Chocolatier, 9461 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618

Thank you to everyone who came out to this delicious event! It was a pleasure to share A Window Between Worlds with you, and we are so grateful for all of your support. To see photos from the evening go to our Facebook page.

Volunteer Day 08-06-2016 to 08-06-2016 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for our making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

  • Our May Volunteer Day is now closed for first-time volunteers. If you've already volunteered with AWBW, please email LAngrisani@awbw.org to sign up.

 

Children’s Windows Leadership Training 08-25-2016 to 08-26-2016 9am - 5pm TBA, Los Angeles, CA

The Windows Leadership Training prepares key personnel* from human service agencies and community-based programs to facilitate creative art workshops with children and youth impacted by trauma, violence and abuse.

The 2-day training provides an in-depth experiential learning opportunity that is often a very moving and profound experience. After the training, AWBW supports new Leaders through monthly Leaders Updates, art supply and exhibit funding, personalized consultation and 24/7 access to online support including access to our curriculum of more than 200 children, youth and family art workshops.

Training participants learn how to:

  • Use art workshops and visualization techniques as an empowerment tool for children and youth.
  • Create a safe and healthy release for children and youth through art.
  • Build safety and closure into art workshops.
  • Create opportunities for families to build communication and trust using art workshops.
  • Use your art program to generate community awareness and support for your agency.

*No previous experience necessary
AWBW offers Continuing Education Credits: Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Applications for this training are now closed. The next Children’s Windows Leadership Training will be in 2017.

Office Closed 09-05-2016 to 09-05-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

25th Anniversary Brunch 09-25-2016 to 09-25-2016 11am-2pm Casa Del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405

We invite our old friends and new alike to join this special celebration of AWBW’s 25 years of healing and creativity. This event will feature a delicious brunch, opportunities to hear about the expansion of our programs, and awards for some of our advocates and funders from throughout AWBW’s history.

Volunteer Day 10-15-2016 to 10-15-2016 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

  • Our May Volunteer Day is now closed for first-time volunteers. If you've already volunteered with AWBW, please email LAngrisani@awbw.org to sign up.

 

Fall Advocate Huddle 10-18-2016 to 10-18-2016 6:30 - 8:30 G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Please join A Window Between Worlds for our final Advocate Huddle of the year, and a very special one in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

AWBW has partnered with the City of Los Angeles Domestic Violence Task Force and City Council District 11 to put on this event for our community to raise awareness specifically about domestic violence and homelessness. Learn more about how these issues relate and how we can each play a role in ending the cycle of violence in our communities.

Dinner is included and as always you will also get to participate in a mini hands-on art workshop.

Please RSVP using the form below or call 310-396-0317. We recommend finding street parking or valet is available for $10 at The Brig. Your friends, co-workers and family members are also welcome.

Sign Up for this Event

Adult Windows Leadership Training 10-27-2016 to 10-28-2016 9am - 5pm TBA, Los Angeles, CA

The Windows Leadership Training prepares key personnel* from human service agencies and community-based programs to facilitate creative art workshops with individuals and communities affected by trauma, violence and abuse.

The 2-day training provides an in-depth experiential learning opportunity that is often a very moving a profound experience. After the training, AWBW supports new Leaders through monthly Leaders Updates, art supply and exhibit funding, personalized consultation and 24/7 access to online support including access to our curriculum of over 250 adult and family art workshops.

Training participants learn how to:

  • Use the art process to build emotional safety through empowerment and connection.
  • Facilitate trauma-informed visual art workshops and embodied healing techniques.
  • Create opportunities for families to build communication and trust using art workshops.
  • Use strengths-based art interventions that cultivate resilience and hope.
  • Use your art program to generate community awareness and support for your agency.

*No previous experience necessary
AWBW offers Continuing Education Credits: Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Registration forms with scholarship applications are due 9/16/2016

Leadership Training Application

AWBW partners with funders to proudly underwrite up to 90% of program costs for collaborating partners. The initial cost to AWBW is $5,000 to start a new program, with an additional cost of $2,500 for maintenance annually. The cost for Leadership Certification to implement a Windows Program is $500 per participant.

PLEASE NOTE:
Completing this application does NOT guarantee attendance. Submitting your application is step one; here are the remaining steps in the process: You'll be contacted approximately six weeks prior to the training to schedule a phone interview with our staff. During the interview, we'll discuss your work and goals. Decisions about the final attendance roster will be announced approximately two weeks prior to the training.

CHILDREN'S LEADER applications for the November 2017 training will be available online soon. Thanks for your patience and please check back here for updates!
  • If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for this training, please answer the following 2 questions.

Volunteer Day 11-05-2016 to 11-05-2016 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

  • Our May Volunteer Day is now closed for first-time volunteers. If you've already volunteered with AWBW, please email LAngrisani@awbw.org to sign up.

 

Office Closed 11-24-2016 to 11-25-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Not So Blue 12-08-2016 7:00PM The Loft at Liz's 453 S La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

We are thrilled to announce an exciting food and art event by Lauren Kazmer to benefit our programs!

In conjunction with the Blue exhibition at The Loft at Liz’s, Not So Blue is an evening of small bites, rhythm and blues, and wearable art. Join us Thursday, December 8th, 7-9pm for blue inspired savories, sweets, music and wearable art.

Please RSVP online to attend. A suggested donation of $10 will be collected at the door.

Office Closed 12-23-2016 to 12-30-2016 9:00am - 5:00pm AWBW Venice Office, 710 4th Avenue, #5, Venice, CA 90291

AWBW will be closed for the holidays.

January Advocate Huddle 01-17-2017 to 01-17-2017 6:00 - 8:30 G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Please join A Window Between Worlds for our first Advocate Huddle of the year! We will share all the ways you can play a role in our organization, especially in regards to our upcoming ArtWorks for Healing event – an art auction to benefit AWBW’s programs. Our guest curators will be present to share exciting updates and a sneak peek of the artwork that will be available for silent auction in March 2017.

At this dinner meeting you will get to hear from one of our program partners who will share their first-hand experience of using art to empower the clients they work with. You will also get to participate in a mini hands-on art workshop.

Please RSVP using the form below or call 310-396-0317. We recommend finding street parking or valet is available for $10 at The Brig. Your friends, co-workers and family members are also welcome.

Sign Up for this Event

Volunteer Day 01-21-2017 to 01-21-2017 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. A Pizza Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

  • Our May Volunteer Day is now closed for first-time volunteers. If you've already volunteered with AWBW, please email LAngrisani@awbw.org to sign up.

 

Volunteer Day 02-18-2017 to 02-18-2017 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. A Pizza Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

  • Our May Volunteer Day is now closed for first-time volunteers. If you've already volunteered with AWBW, please email LAngrisani@awbw.org to sign up.

 

ArtWorks for Healing 03-02-2017 to 03-02-2017 7:00PM Arena 1 Gallery 3026 Airport Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90405

In celebration of the culmination of AWBW’s 25th anniversary, we invite you to a special art auction to benefit our programs. Join us for hors d’oeuvres, wine and dessert as we launch the next 25 years of healing and creativity.

Volunteer Day 03-18-2017 to 03-18-2017 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. A Pizza Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

  • Our May Volunteer Day is now closed for first-time volunteers. If you've already volunteered with AWBW, please email LAngrisani@awbw.org to sign up.

 

April Advocate Huddle 04-18-2017 to 04-18-2017 6:00 - 8:30 G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Please join A Window Between Worlds for our spring Advocate Huddle to learn more about the role you can play throughout 2017, particularly our upcoming event Art in the Afternoon.

You’ll also get to hear from one of our program partners who will share their first-hand experience of using art to empower the clients they work with. As always, there will be a mini hands-on art workshop and dinner is provided.

Please RSVP using the form below or call 310-396-0317. We recommend finding street parking or valet is available for $10 at The Brig. Your friends, co-workers and family members are also welcome.

Sign Up for this Event

Children’s Windows Leadership Training: April 20-21, 2017 04-20-2017 to 04-21-2017 All Day TBA, Los Angeles, CA

The Windows Leadership Training prepares key personnel* from human service agencies and community-based programs to facilitate creative art workshops with individuals and communities affected by trauma, violence and abuse.

The 2-day training provides an in-depth experiential learning opportunity that is often a very moving a profound experience. After the training, AWBW supports new Leaders through monthly Leaders Updates, art supply and exhibit funding, personalized consultation and 24/7 access to online support including access to our curriculum of over 250 adult and family art workshops.

Training participants learn how to:
•    Use the art process to build emotional safety through empowerment and connection.
•    Facilitate trauma-informed visual art workshops and embodied healing techniques.
•    Create opportunities for families to build communication and trust using art workshops.
•    Use strengths-based art interventions that cultivate resilience and hope.
•    Use your art program to generate community awareness and support for your agency.

*No previous experience necessary

AWBW offers Continuing Education Credits: Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Registration forms with scholarship applications are due Friday, March 17, 2017.

Leadership Training Application

AWBW partners with funders to proudly underwrite up to 90% of program costs for collaborating partners. The initial cost to AWBW is $5,000 to start a new program, with an additional cost of $2,500 for maintenance annually. The cost for Leadership Certification to implement a Windows Program is $500 per participant.

PLEASE NOTE:
Completing this application does NOT guarantee attendance. Submitting your application is step one; here are the remaining steps in the process: You'll be contacted approximately six weeks prior to the training to schedule a phone interview with our staff. During the interview, we'll discuss your work and goals. Decisions about the final attendance roster will be announced approximately two weeks prior to the training.

CHILDREN'S LEADER applications for the November 2017 training will be available online soon. Thanks for your patience and please check back here for updates!
  • If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for this training, please answer the following 2 questions.

 

Art in the Afternoon 05-06-2017 to 05-06-2017 12:00PM Venice Skills Center 611 5th Avenue, Venice, CA 90291

This annual community art festival hosted by G Hannelius, known for her starring role in the Disney Channel’s Dog with a Blog,  helps raise vital funds to benefit our programs. Join us for a fun-filled day of art workshops, delicious food, auctions, stage performances and activities for the whole family!

Volunteer Day 05-20-2017 to 05-20-2017 10:30am - 2:00pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. A Pizza Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

  • Our May Volunteer Day is now closed for first-time volunteers. If you've already volunteered with AWBW, please email LAngrisani@awbw.org to sign up.

 

Volunteer Day 06-17-2017 to 06-17-2017 10:30am - 2:30pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. A Pizza Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

  • Our May Volunteer Day is now closed for first-time volunteers. If you've already volunteered with AWBW, please email LAngrisani@awbw.org to sign up.

 

Legendary Bingo 06-27-2017 to 04-27-2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm Edwin Mills - 22 Mills Pl, Pasadena, CA 91105

You’re invited to what is sure to be a very fun night on Tuesday, June 27th from 7-9pm at Edwin Mills in Pasdena. Hosted by Bingo Boy and his rotating roster of fabulous “Drag Queen Bingo Hostesses,” this legendary LA bingo event will include lots of entertainment, fun competition, great raffle prizes, and more. Suggested donation is $20 at the door and proceeds benefit AWBW’s art programs. We hope to see you there!

Volunteer Day 07-15-2017 to 07-15-2017 10:30am - 2:30pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. A Pizza Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

  • Our May Volunteer Day is now closed for first-time volunteers. If you've already volunteered with AWBW, please email LAngrisani@awbw.org to sign up.

 

Volunteer Day 08-19-2017 to 08-19-2017 10:30am - 2:30pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. A Pizza Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

  • Our May Volunteer Day is now closed for first-time volunteers. If you've already volunteered with AWBW, please email LAngrisani@awbw.org to sign up.

 

Adult Windows Leadership Training: August 24-25, 2017 08-24-2017 to 08-25-2017 9am - 6pm TBA, Los Angeles, CA

The Windows Leadership Training prepares key personnel* from human service agencies and community-based programs to facilitate creative art workshops with individuals and communities affected by trauma, violence and abuse.

The 2-day training provides an in-depth experiential learning opportunity that is often a very moving a profound experience. After the training, AWBW supports new Leaders through monthly Leaders Updates, art supply and exhibit funding, personalized consultation and 24/7 access to online support including access to our curriculum of over 250 adult and family art workshops.

Training participants learn how to:

  • Use the art process to build emotional safety through empowerment and connection.
  • Facilitate trauma-informed visual art workshops and embodied healing techniques.
  • Create opportunities for families to build communication and trust using art workshops.
  • Use strengths-based art interventions that cultivate resilience and hope.
  • Use your art program to generate community awareness and support for your agency.

*No previous experience necessary

Registration forms with scholarship applications are due Friday, 7/21/2017.

Leadership Training Application

AWBW partners with funders to proudly underwrite up to 90% of program costs for collaborating partners. The initial cost to AWBW is $5,000 to start a new program, with an additional cost of $2,500 for maintenance annually. The cost for Leadership Certification to implement a Windows Program is $500 per participant.

PLEASE NOTE:
Completing this application does NOT guarantee attendance. Submitting your application is step one; here are the remaining steps in the process: You'll be contacted approximately six weeks prior to the training to schedule a phone interview with our staff. During the interview, we'll discuss your work and goals. Decisions about the final attendance roster will be announced approximately two weeks prior to the training.

CHILDREN'S LEADER applications for the November 2017 training will be available online soon. Thanks for your patience and please check back here for updates!
  • If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for this training, please answer the following 2 questions.

Volunteer Day 09-16-2017 to 09-16-2017 10:30am - 2:30pm AWBW Studios, 710 4th Ave. #5, Venice, CA 90291

Join AWBW for our Volunteer Day to support our programs and fundraising events. Our group gathers at our Venice studios to complete a variety of tasks that can include prepping mailings, art supply sorting, project organization and decorating envelopes.  Volunteers are welcome to attend Volunteer Day as their schedule permits. A Pizza Lunch is provided by AWBW. Come and meet other AWBW volunteers with the same passion for making a difference through art!

Volunteer Saturday Sign-up

  • Our May Volunteer Day is now closed for first-time volunteers. If you've already volunteered with AWBW, please email LAngrisani@awbw.org to sign up.

 

heART Awards 10-01-2017 to 10-01-2017 11:00am-2:00pm Hotel Casa Del Mar 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405

This ocean-view brunch honors community members and includes an exclusive silent auction of 36 canvases, painted as one, by Los Angeles-based artist Michael Chearney.

October Advocate Huddle 10-17-2017 to 10-17-2017 6:00 - 8:30 G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Please join A Window Between Worlds for our final Advocate Huddle of the year in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We will share all the ways you can play a role during this very special time in our history.

At this dinner meeting you will get to hear from one of our program partners who will share their first-hand experience of using art to empower the clients they work with. You will also get to participate in a mini hands-on art workshop.

Please RSVP using the form below or call 310-396-0317. We recommend finding street parking or valet is available for $10 at The Brig. Your friends, co-workers and family members are also welcome.

Sign Up for this Event

Children’s Windows Leadership Training: November 2-3 11-02-2017 to 11-03-2017 All Day TBA, Los Angeles, CA

The Windows Leadership Training prepares key personnel* from human service agencies and community-based programs to facilitate creative art workshops with individuals and communities affected by trauma, violence and abuse.

The 2-day training provides an in-depth experiential learning opportunity that is often a very moving a profound experience. After the training, AWBW supports new Leaders through monthly Leaders Updates, art supply and exhibit funding, personalized consultation and 24/7 access to online support including access to our curriculum of over 250 adult and family art workshops.

Training participants learn how to:
•    Use the art process to build emotional safety through empowerment and connection.
•    Facilitate trauma-informed visual art workshops and embodied healing techniques.
•    Create opportunities for families to build communication and trust using art workshops.
•    Use strengths-based art interventions that cultivate resilience and hope.
•    Use your art program to generate community awareness and support for your agency.

*No previous experience necessary

AWBW offers Continuing Education Credits: Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Registration forms with scholarship applications are due Monday, October 2, 2017.

Leadership Training Application

AWBW partners with funders to proudly underwrite up to 90% of program costs for collaborating partners. The initial cost to AWBW is $5,000 to start a new program, with an additional cost of $2,500 for maintenance annually. The cost for Leadership Certification to implement a Windows Program is $500 per participant.

PLEASE NOTE:
Completing this application does NOT guarantee attendance. Submitting your application is step one; here are the remaining steps in the process: You'll be contacted approximately six weeks prior to the training to schedule a phone interview with our staff. During the interview, we'll discuss your work and goals. Decisions about the final attendance roster will be announced approximately two weeks prior to the training.

CHILDREN'S LEADER applications for the November 2017 training will be available online soon. Thanks for your patience and please check back here for updates!
  • If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for this training, please answer the following 2 questions.