Ammunition Theatre Company honored by My Friend’s Place as Volunteer Partner of the Year
by on October 14, 2015 in Press Uncategorized

Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit for My Friend’s Place

Thursday, October 15, 2015

On October 15, Ammunition Theatre Company (Ammo) will be honored by the homeless youth services organization My Friend’s Place for the company’s dedication to ending youth homelessness in Los Angeles. Ammo is honored to be recognized by this vital organization for their artistic and educational partnership.

The theme of the benefit’s evening, A Legacy of Leadership, is in direct alignment with Ammo’s core values of creating immediate impact and cultivating long-term relationships with social advocacy groups in Los Angeles. Established in 2014 by a group of dynamic and diverse Los Angeles-based artist-activists, Ammunition Theatre Company’s fundamental goal is to reflect the diverse, evolving identity of America through the performing arts. Integral to this mission is the commitment to partnering with one local community organization each year in service of the greater city of Los Angeles.

During the company’s inaugural year, Ammunition Theatre Company has partnered with My Friend’s Place, leading weekly theater workshops with the organization’s youth. Ammo members lead the My Friend’s Place youth in confidence-building theatrical exercises that inspire both laughter and dialogue. In response to the reciprocal learning experience inherent in these workshops, Ammo’s Director of Philanthropy Karla Mosley states, “Every time I go [to My Friend’s Place], I leave feeling so much better because of the work the kids are doing. And they feel better too. [We all] get a lot out of it.” In addition to their hands-on work with the youth, Ammo hosted a fundraiser and play reading in June 2015 at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre. Ammo will continue this artistic and philanthropic commitment in Spring 2016 by developing a benefit night of theater in response to the experiences of the organization’s youth.

Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit for My Friend’s Place

Thursday, October 15, 2015 | Hollywood, CA

Contact: Susan Zeren Dutra, My Friend’s Place Director of Development

323-908-0011 x110 | sdutra@myfriendsplace.org

www.myfriendsplace.org

 For 27 years and counting, My Friend’s Place has been assisting and inspiring homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. From our early beginnings as a volunteer-based group serving meals from the trunks of cars to the dynamic resource center we operate today, My Friend’s Place offers a comprehensive continuum of services to more than 1,400 homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 25, and their children, each year, helping our homeless young people to move toward wellness, stability and self-sufficiency.
To learn more about My Friend’s Place, please visit www.myfriendsplace.org

Ammunition Theatre Company (or Ammo) was founded by a group of passionate artists and activists to reflect the diverse, evolving identity of America. These artists realized that although society had transformed, popular culture had not changed to illustrate that transformation – leaving many communities and their stories in the dark. By fostering original works, reimagined classics, and social outreach initiatives, Ammo’s mission is to celebrate these communities and their stories while inspiring the society we live in to do the same.

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