In response to the recent Mexico earthquake, our Watts Program 18 staff and middle school students collaborated with Ms. Diaz, a teacher at Animo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School, to put together a donation drive for the earthquake relief effort.
Ms. Diaz called her students’ families and sent an email to all the teachers at Animo James middle school asking for support so they could purchase much-needed supplies for those affected by the earthquake. The collected items were dropped off in Downtown LA, where Superchief Gallery Los Angeles hosted a supply drive and a food and art fundraiser in support of relief efforts for Mexico.
Founded in 2012 by Edward Zico and Bill Dunleavy, Superchief Gallery is an independent artist-run gallery with permanent large scale warehouse locations in New York City and Downtown LA. It has a history of supporting artists from disparate scenes and collectives, enabling them to participate in the larger community.
We are very proud of our Watts staff and Dreamer scholars for their show of community service and support!