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Our Mission:

The Mission of The Sea Of Glass Youth At-Risk Arts Initiative is to assist at-risk youth in the greater southern Arizona region by providing financial support for vocational training and scholarships at The Sea Of Glass — Center for the Arts in Tucson.

About Our Program:

With more than one in four teens in Arizona dropping out before they finish high school there is plainly a need to help these young people get on track toward becoming balanced and productive members of society.

Engagement with the creative arts, whether as a student, a performer, or as an audience member, provides a clear avenue for young people at-risk to step forward on their own and make significant changes in their lives.

The Sea Of Glass — Center for the Arts

performers at the sea of glassThe Sea Of Glass — Center for the Arts is a family-friendly venue where all ages are welcome, and provides the ideal setting to experience and participate in a wide range of educational artistic activities, including the healing, creative, and culinary arts.

 

Your donation will support The Sea Of Glass in its efforts to:

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  • Rehabilitate Tucson area youth through the arts

    Art rehabilitationThe Sea Of Glass — Center for the Arts serves as a creative outlet for our Artists in Training Program which provides emerging performing artists, sound and lighting engineers, playwrights, graphic and fine artists, dance choreographers, photographers, actors and actresses, and aspiring film makers real life experience in order to launch their artistic careers.

  • Expose Tucson area youth to the arts

    Through our performance pass scholarship program we provide cultural opportunities for young people who would otherwise not have the opportunity to do so.

 

 

 

Reaching out to our Tucson area partners

We reach out to our area partners including the Boys and Girls club and the Mexicayotl Academy in Tucson, offering performance passes and scholarships to classes held at The Sea Of Glass — Center for the Arts. With your assistance, we hope to significantly expand this program and to include other area youth organizations as well.

Visit their websites here: TheSeaOfGlass.org

About our Fiscal Sponsor

The Sea Of Glass — Center for the Arts, Global Change Media, and The Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, are all financially supported and sustained by their fiscal sponsor, Global Community Communications Alliance (GCCA), a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, EIN number 74-2553156. GCCA was founded in Arizona on January 1st, 1989 and currently has a full, part time, and volunteer staff totaling approximately one-hundred persons.

A Persistent Advocate of the Arts...

For over 20 years, Global Community Communications Alliance has been a persistent advocate of the arts. With an emphasis on providing performance opportunities for highly accomplished, yet often unrecognized artistic talent through various venues around Arizona.
...including:

Help Youth with Theater

• Future Studios in Sedona, AZ, an all ages, non-alcohol venue featuring live music, live theater, films, and lecturers from around the world. Administered and operated 2001 through 2009.

Tucson Arts Rehabilitation

• Tubac Main Stage in Tubac, AZ, offering live performances from all genres. Administered and operated 2009 through the present.

Support Struggling Youth through the Arts

• Sea Of Glass — Center for the Arts. Administered and operated 2013 through the present.

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Why We Need Your Help

We have the facility, the staff, the teachers, and the experience, but alas not the funding to fully absorb the cost of providing scholarships to our classes or admission to our performances. It is indeed heart breaking to have to turn away otherwise worthy and talented students who would benefit immeasurably from developing their gifts through our classes, or to broaden themselves through exposure to the arts, but for lack of funding! We need more finances to procure better touring bands, provide scholarships for the disenfranchised, and to pay qualified instructors. Your assistance will mean much more than your financial contribution, we will count you as a supporting partner in making a lasting positive change in the lives of those we serve, and in the successful long-term viability of this important new arts resource to the greater Tucson area community.

Thank you for your time & consideration

We would graciously receive any amount of funding you are able to provide to us.

Please Contact ShaRu White, Development Coordinator @ (520) 403-6271 for more information, and scroll down to learn more about our supporting founders and key staff of volunteers:

Meet Our Team

The founders of Global Community Communications Alliance have spent a life-time in compassionate service to young people in need and bring a wealth of experience and personal insight to their work of building a more just and sustainable society.

Anthony J. Delevin, a.k.a. Gabriel of Urantia/TaliasVan, Founder, Board President - Served since 1989 - Prior to founding Global Community Communications Alliance, Gabriel worked with Nicky Cruz Homes, Centrum of Hollywood, and Youth with a Mission. Later he became a volunteer chaplain in the Pima County Sheriff's pre-trial release program, and founded and ran his own half-way house in Tucson, Arizona. Gabriel feels a personal calling to reach out to the down-trodden and discouraged. His sincere belief in the unique potential of each person often provides a catalyst to awaken a transforming process in others. Gabriel of Urantia is also an author and musician.


Niánn Emerson Chase, Co-Founder, Board Secretary/Treasurer - Served since 1989 - Niánn grew up on four different Native American reservations in the Southwest and, after earning her teaching degree, returned to the San Carlos Apache Reservation where she lived and taught for fifteen years. Since her early childhood, with an explorer's nature inherent in her ancestors Meriwether Lewis and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Niánn has displayed a thirst for knowledge and the character of one who truly loves discovery and the adventure of life. Niánn's background in education, teaching, and counseling is instrumental in overseeing all areas of the organization.


Catherine J. Lilly, a.k.a. Centria, Executive Director, Sea Of Glass — Center for the Arts - Served since 1999 - And prior served as Executive Director of International and Local Adoptions in Hawaii, as a Guardian Ad Litem advocating the rights of children removed from their homes due to neglect and abuse, and as a counselor to teen parents.


Marayeh Cunningham, PhD., Executive Director Soulistic Hospice - Served since 1999 - Executive Director of Soulistic Hospice, a non-profit affiliate of Global Community Communications Alliance, is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience in health care management. She provides initial and on-going psycho-social assessments of all Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program participants.


Tiyiendea DellErba, Served since 1999 - Record producer and manager with extensive experience in the Austin Texas Music arena.


Tarenta Baldeschi, Master Gardener and Farm Manager - Served since 1999 - Expert in agriculture, experienced stone mason, versed in techniques of self-sufficient living, and Native American spirituality and history.


Amadon DellErba, COO - Chief Creative Officer - Global Change Media - Provides ongoing training as well as consultation in vocational training in media and has been working in media for 10 years, also has experience in recording studio management and production.


ShaRu White - Development Coordinator - Youth At-Risk Arts Initiative - Originally from San Francisco, ShaRu spent the early years of his career on Wall Street before becoming inspired to volunteer his efforts in support of youth programs and arts. ShaRu is also an accomplished flute, sax, and bag pipe performer and instructor.


Other key staff:

Dr. LenMana Lee - Ed.D, Curriculum and Instructional Design - Coordinates the educational component of the Personality Integration Rehabilitation program. With over thirty-five years as an educator, Dr. Lee brings a wealth of experience in the areas of visual and language arts, social science, cultural and research studies, and juvenile literature.


Fane Fitzpatrick - 27 years TV Producer/Director - Worked in national TV series on The Learning Channel (TLC) and PBS. Fane is also a professional still photographer, and provides ongoing training and consultation in vocational training in media.


Ardendae Gasser - MBA, University of Alabama - BS in Journalism, University of Colorado

Graphics department manager, administrative coordinator, and photographer with Global Change Media. Extensive experience in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and In-Design; provides ongoing training and consultation in graphics and marketing vocation skills.


Kazarian Giannangelo - Theater director and actor, originally from Friday Harbor, Washington, acting and directing since high school.


Willowela Wilson - From England, fine arts painter/instructor (art displayed in Sacred Treasures in Tucson, Arizona, and The Out of the Way Galleria in Tubac, Arizona), as well as professional singer, choir director, and vocal instructor.


Ausmaminae Wonson - From Australia, fine arts painter/instructor (art displayed in Sacred Treasures in Tucson, Arizona, and The Out of the Way Galleria in Tubac, Arizona), singer.


Auneea Jalin - from New Zealand, fine arts painter/instructor (art displayed in Sacred Treasures in Tucson, Arizona, and The Out of the Way Galleria in Tubac, Arizona).



Contact Us

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Address

330 East 7th St. Tucson, AZ

Phone

520-403-6271

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