|Launch Pad cohort members |
Kehinde Koyejo and
The Launch Pad is a program of the Oakland-based FlightDeck, funded through the Google Impact Challenge, and supports small, community-based arts organizations in becoming job creators. A dynamic team of trainers includes C2Arts members Amy Kweskin, and Yesenia Sanchez in collaboration with Elizabeth Seja Min.
organizations are participating in the program to develop the integral relationship between their artistic
vision and creating a sustainable arts organization.
The Launch Pad supports the leaders of these organizations in growing a self-sustaining local arts economy and providing employment opportunities for talented low-income artists within their home community. The seven month professional development course focuses on: Organizational Development, Finance, and Communications for Audience and Resource Development. The training concludes with coaching provided by Kweskin, Sanchez and Seja Min.