Street Poets is finally putting down permanent roots in the community we’ve served for the past 25+ years. Thanks to capital grants from the Annenberg Foundation and another prominent Los Angeles-based foundation, we’ve secured the site for the future Street Poets Center for Community, Culture & Wellness across the street from John Adams Middle School. The Center will include a recording studio, media lab and community space for youth poetry performances and writing circles, as well as dance and drumming workshops.

Welcome to the latest addition to our leadership team, Barbara Fant. A native of Ohio, Barbara brings years of experience as a poet, teaching artist, foundation administrator and community-builder to Street Poets at an exciting time of change for our organization and for the city we serve.