Our Mission Statement
St. Elmo Village is where we live - a place where people can meet as people first, to share those feelings, those things one wishes to share without dictation. Working together in a place like the Village we are reminded of the things that we have in common rather than those that separate us.

The philosophy of St. Elmo Village is that all people are creative and powerful in their own way. Through sharing the creative process, we encourage self-confidence and self-esteem through the arts. St. Elmo Village has been providing art workshops, festivals, and numerous enhancement programs in the surrounding neighborhood and the Los Angeles community at large. The Village emphasizes pride in self as well as in our environment, which instills a desire to build up!

Purpose - Our Purpose is to provide a place for people to explore and develop their creativity. We demonstrate how to use whatever is available to enhance the artistic statement. We nurture the positive aspects of life, directing the youth to pursue achievable goals, and helping adults rediscover their creative spirit.

Goals - Our goal is to offer workshops on a daily basis, illustrating as many creative disciplines and addressing as many human concerns as possible.

Founded - 1969

Incorporated - July 1971, we are a nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3)

Board of Directors
We, the board of St. Elmo Village, are pleased to come together on this occasion to welcome you to this place of creativity. The Village, as St. Elmo is sometimes called, is a mosaic of humanity. It has been and is a Mecca for sharing and attaining, for teaching and learning, for children and elders, an eyesore turned into a blessing, a retreat for discovery of self and craft, a home to those artists (photographers, painters, writers, dancers, models, musicians, sculptors, et.al.), a shelter forging and creating spirits. It is our home. We invite you into it.

We extend an invitation to you. Join our ranks as student, volunteer, consultant, caretaker, parent, instructor, mentor, continued guest, board member, free spirit, friend! Whether you take a short tour or time to settle, we encourage you to come home to the Village. Come home to St. Elmo Village. C. Jerome Woods, Board Member

    Jacqueline Alexander-Sykes
    Pat Bankhead
    Cynthia L. Berry
    Kwame Cooper
    Nicole R. Daniels
    Kimble Jemison Deener
    Alan Elliott
    Lynne P. Frick
    Toni Humber, Ph.D.

    Amina Humphrey, Ph.D.
    Aleks Istanbullu, AIA
    Wally N. Marks III
    Glenn Scott
    Rodney Sharpp
    Marian L. Stuart
    Roderick Sykes
    Steve Weinstock
    C. Jerome Woods

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