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The Black (W)hole

The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC) will work with a team of powerful collaborators, including arts activist and spoken word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Oakland visual artist and muralist Brett Cook, Yoram Savion of YAKfilms, The Elders Project, and BANDALOOP to create works of performance and public ritual honoring six young people who lost their lives in and around Oakland before the age of 32.

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Someone raising their fundraising paddle to make a donation at last year's Gala fundraiser

2020 Gala

Celebrate with us on May 14th! Join an exclusive dinner for nearly 200 influential artists, community leaders, business professionals, and philanthropic donors who believe in Destiny Arts Center’s work with young people to build a healthy, vibrant, and peaceful community. You will enjoy an evening of fine dining, entertainment, and connection with others while investing in providing young people with the tools to become peaceful, powerful, and creative.

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Dancers from Destiny Arts at last years Gala fundraiser

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Financially accessible and professionally taught, our after school, weekend and summer programs provide skills training as well as tools for confidence, leadership, creative problem-solving, and self-expression. Enrollment for spring classes is now closed. Enrollment for summer classes will open on April 6, 2020 at 10 AM.

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As a leading creative youth development organization that equally values mastery of movement arts, inclusive communities, and cultivating advocates for peace, we work to:

– Deliver programs that develop creative, powerful, and peaceful youth and communities
– Create a welcoming culture of inclusion
– Train expert, diverse teaching artists

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