Downtown Women’s Center
Another one of my all-time favorite projects was with the nonprofit Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) in downtown Los Angeles in 2011. The DWC launched their beautifully renovated building, located in a former shoe factory in the heart of Skid Row, which is still today a safe home for homeless women, many of whom live with mental illness. Part of the reopening was also the launch of their new store called MADE by DWC, a Home & Gift Collection, created by formerly homeless women employed in the DWC’s job-training program. We had photographers and reporters from print media, including the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Business Journal, Downtown News, and the Huffington Post, and tons of local broadcasts, including KPCC, KABC-TV, KNBC-TV, KCBS-TV, and FOX, attend and cover the event. As a lifelong Angeleno, it was truly special to me to see the ongoing success of such an important institute in our community’s history, which is the incredible work of the DWC.