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An inspiring reflection of the creative healing spirit of Street Poets Inc. and the community it serves in the heart of Los Angeles, California.

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From the Apache Rez...

When Street Poets first steps onto the San Carlos Apache high school stage, we are met with a wall of indifference that feels more like a muffled scream. "Why are you here anyway?" seems to be the question lying behind the students' eyes. We respond in the universal language of poetry, in waves of words, verses lifted from the depths of our own wounds and those of our ancestors - mining the darkness for a spark of truth to inspire a response, a connection, a conversation. Jason, a former gang member from South Central LA and a ten-year veteran of our program, brings his own story to light with this piece:


STREET POETS Inc. is a poetry-based peace-making organization dedicated to the creative process as a force for individual and community transformation.

  1. TO INSPIRE at-risk youth in the juvenile detention facilities, schools and streets of Los Angeles County to discover and develop their voices as writers, artists and human beings.

  2. TO EMPOWER these young people to use the skills and increased self-awareness engendered through the arts to transcend self-destructive lifestyles.

  3. TO CREATE a healing community that unites different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic segments of our city around the transformational power of the creative process.

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Saving Lives One Rhyme at a Time eNewsletter April 2014 Issue

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Poetry from the Street Poets Inc. Community

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Street Poets United visits Beautiful Struggle on KPFK FM 90.7

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Street Poets Community

Friday, December 19th 7-9pm @ Eco-Logical Art Gallery

For more info: 323-737-8545 or Click Here.

Street Poets Inc.'s violence prevention-themed poetry performance group, composed of our formerly incarcerated workshop alumni and staff, performs at schools, youth justice & peace conferences and juvenile detention facilities throughout Los Angeles County and beyond. The group's original performance is a riveting celebration of the transformational power of the written word. Since their first show at the Los Angeles Theater Center in 1998, Street Poets United has performed over one hundred times for thousands of at-risk youth and young adults from downtown Los Angeles to Europe.


If you are interested in making a contribution, please contact Street Poets Inc. at 323-737-8545 or click on the link below. We also are set up to accept matching gifts from corporations.

Because Street Poets Inc. is tax-exempt 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, donations are tax-deductible.