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Trauma To Transormation Play
Teaching Artist Kesauci from Trauma to Transformation
Trauma to Transformation stand at the Annual Celebrating Words Festival
Trauma to Transformation Play
Trauma to Transformation Play
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trauma to transformation

Teaching Artist Kesauc Hill

Tía Chucha's Trauma to Transformation program envisions youth and adults who have been impacted by incarceration as an empowered community who can 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
creative expression
Youth and Teaching artist forming a connection
Youth painting camp rockey mural and creating a community building exercise
community building

Our programs

Teaching Artist Kesauc Hill

Transformarte: Reentry through the Arts

Mondays 6:30pm-8:30pm
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 Tranform[Arte] Re Entry Through the Arts program at Tía 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.

Teaching Artist Alejandro Molina

Under the direction of teaching artist Alejandro Molina (MFA) and with the support of 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.

Located at California Institution for Men in Chino, CA

Arts in Correction: Creative Writing Program

Youth Participating in Trauma to Transformation 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

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Alejandro Molina

Creative Writing

Teaching Artist Alejandro Molina

Kesauc Hill

Creative writing

Teaching Artist Kesauc Hill

get involved

Mural at camp rocky site

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

where art & minds meet for a change

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