California Arts Council Programs Officer Shelly Gilbride, NEA Director of Arts Education Ayanna Hudson, Turnaround Arts: California Executive Director Malissa Feruzzi Shriver, Frank Gehry, NEA Chairman Jane Chu, Principal Stephanie Richardson and Turnaround Arts: California Program Director Zipporah Yamamoto meet with students at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Compton.
California Arts Council Programs Officer Shelly Gilbride, NEA Director of Arts Education Ayanna Hudson, Turnaround Arts: California Executive Director Malissa Feruzzi Shriver, Frank Gehry, NEA Chairman Jane Chu, Principal Stephanie Richardson and Turnaround Arts: California Program Director Zipporah Yamamoto meet with students at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Compton.

Co-founded in 2014 by renowned architect Frank Gehry and arts education advocate Malissa Shriver, Turnaround Arts: California is a nonprofit organization that administers the Turnaround Arts program statewide to engage, empower, and transform the state’s highest-need schools and communities through the arts.

Turnaround Arts: California serves 17,000 students in 27 high-need elementary and middle schools across 20 school districts statewide, including urban, suburban, and rural communities. California is the largest program affiliate in the country, serving nearly one-third of the 84 participating schools nationwide and involving over 50 community and arts organizations in the work to date.