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trauma to transformation

Tia Chucha’s Trauma to Transformation program envisions an empowered community of youth and adults impacted by incarceration that reshape their narrative to one of growth, creativity, and healing. We aim to facilitate creative and brave spaces that bring us together to build community.

Our approach

creative expression
community building

Our programs

Transformarte: Reentry through the Arts

Mondays 6:30pm-7:30pm
Open enrollment for adults years 18+
Located at Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural

Under the direction of teaching artist and mentor Kesau’c Hill, we offer Healing Circles for our Transform[Arte] Re Entry Through the Arts Program at Tia Chucha’s Mondays from 6:30-8:30 PM. Transform[arte] is a space dedicated to embrace individuals who have experienced incarceration. The space will be open for groups to explore the arts, organizing and leadership development, as well as support with ancestral knowledge practices. The program brings guest artists, organizers, and healers from a wide walks of life to offer windows of their worlds.

Under the direction of teaching artist Alejandro Molina (MFA) and with the support of Tata Freddie Chavez, we offer a Creative Healing class at the California Institution for Men in Chino, California. It is here where our facilitating team, along with the participants, create a supportive environment for all to be creative, and express themselves through writing. Our 2022 cohort put together their favorite writings from the class into a zine called, “Creative Healing.”

Located at California Institution for Men in Chino, CA

Arts in Correction: Creative Writing Program

As a member organization of the Arts for Healing and Justice Network, we offer programs in Creative Expression, Ancestral knowledge, and mentoring throughout LA County’s Probation Camps and Juvenile Halls. In addition to this, we have been guest artists within schools in the community such as Cesar E Chavez Learning Academies, as well as public parks such as the Ourspot Program at El Cariso Park.

Located at various locations

Youth Programs

Blog & Recent News


Alejandro Molina

Creative Writing

Kesauc Hill

Creative writing

Elvia Aguirre
Visual Arts

Luis J. Rodriguez  Consultant

Freddie Chavez

Ancestral knowledge,

get involved

To sign up for a class or program, to have us visit your organization or school, or to volunteer for our future events and classes email our Program Manager Rebecca at

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