Our mission is to empower residents in the underserved communities of Los Angeles by giving this disadvantaged community the tools, marketable skills and self-confidence to assume more responsibility for their future.
Through innovative micro enterprise, Piece by Piece provides opportunities for the under served to earn supplemental income. Workshops, taught by professional artists, and materials, with an emphasis on recycled items, are provided free of charge. Participants receive a significant portion of the proceeds from the sales of their work, currently focusing on mosaics. Future plans include expanding the successful model to include other art forms and marketable items.
While nurturing creativity and encouraging entrepreneurship, Piece by Piece helps with a "hand up," rather than a "hand out."