Piece by Piece
Piece by Piece provides low-income and formerly homeless people free mosaic art workshops using recycled materials to develop marketable skills, self-confidence, earned income and an improved quality of life.
Piece by Piece workshops create learning communities that foster connection, offer advancement, and promote achievement of each person to his or her highest potential. While arts programming exists throughout Los Angeles, Piece by Piece is among the very few programs that leverages opportunity for the city's most vulnerable adults.
The organization's workshops, taught by professional artists, and its materials (often recycled items), are provided free of charge. Participants receive a significant portion of the proceeds from the sales of their work.
In addition to its website, Piece by Piece has a blog, which features stories about its artists, instructors, and projects.
If you would like to commission or purchase a Piece by Piece mosaic, please visit The Piece Shop.
Unsung Hero Award
California Community Foundation, 2013
Certificate of Commendation
Former Councilwoman Jan Perry and the L.A. City Council, 2013
South Los Angeles & Skid Row
# of employees:
Nonprofit (donations + earned income)