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April 10, 2017

CWYTE Presents: “Swallowing the Moon”

Based on the experiences of three members of the Community Works Youth Theater Ensemble, “Swallowing the Moon” is a brave, bold look at the effects of trauma on two children of incarcerated parents. More than that, it is a story about connection in the face of adversity, and how, for some, art can actually be the only way out of the pain.

7:30pm

Tuesday, April 18 / Wednesday, April 19

PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco

$8 online / $10 at the door

February 14, 2017

Project WHAT! Scholarship Fundraiser!

Project WHAT!, raises awareness about the effects of parental incarceration on children, with the long-term goal of improving services and policies that affect these children. Once a year we hold a fundraiser to raise money for our high school seniors who are transitioning into college. Read about past scholarship recipients here.

September 28, 2016

Project WHAT! 10 Year Anniversary!

Please join us for Project WHAT’s 10 year anniversary. A Decade of Dedication will celebrate 10 years of our youth advocacy work and service to families impacted by incarceration.

September 20, 2016

Captive Lives

Luna Garcia swipes through the photos on her phone until she finds it — the one of a young man with a slight mustache standing against a wall, his blue shirt neatly pressed, holding a chubby baby girl.

It’s the kind of picture someone might snap at a holiday dinner, a grainy image of a girl and her dad. But just out of the frame are armed guards and metal doors. It was visiting day at San Quentin State Prison.

September 19, 2016

Bonding Behind Bars

Sean Sanchez knows the routine.

Before anyone can ask, the 12-year-old pulls his pants pockets inside out and takes off his shoes, wiggling his toes to prove he’s not concealing drugs or weapons. Cleared by deputies, he’s allowed inside San Francisco County Jail No. 5 to see his father.