We empower others with the tools to be healthy, economically empowered & safe.
Engaging in creative arts is correlated with health and wellness. Specifically, there are health benefits from visual arts therapy, movement-based creative expression, expressive writing and involvement in music and film. It is evidenced that art-based therapy interventions effectively reduce violence and buffer the adverse physiological and psychological effects of life’s challenges.
The WORK IT WELL PROJECT (WIP) offers services that feature the arts and highlight culture. Many of our WIP services use arts and culture to heal and teach. Our founder and director, Ms. Suga-T Stevens, an influential member of the entertainment community for 36 years, strongly believes that the arts and community work together to create and maintain wellness.
The Work it Well Project believes that engagement with the arts can aid in transforming lives. We provide the artistic tools and a safe space for artists to express themselves creatively, while obtaining education and information to support their artistic endeavors. We assist artists in identifying their gifts and talents. We teach them to lead in their communities, using their creative abilities.
The WIP uses arts and culture to entertain and raise funds for our services within communities. We desire to reach a large following of various people, so as to make the public aware of our services and our presence. Pre-pandemic, the WIP produced concerts and art festivals, yearly, for the Almeda county community and beyond.
We had an experience with a client who appeared to take an education scholarship for granted. He was allowing his love for the arts to over-shadow his need for education. We desired to help him see that he could enhance his occupational skills in addition to honing his artistry. The WIP arts and culture division introduced the young man to education opportunities in the art field, where he could acquire occupational skills while incorporating art into his education. He now uses art to help transform lives, while making a dynamic salary.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.