C2Arts Trainers Join Launch Pad Program in Oakland

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

Launch Pad cohort members
Kehinde Koyejo and 
Lindsay Krumbein
Seven arts 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.