The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce its 2019 community access exhibition,  A Powerful Force: Working to End Homelessness Through Art, which will feature original artwork created by young people experiencing homelessness. The exhibition’s title was inspired  by Walt Disney himself: “There is great comfort and inspiration in this feeling of close human relationships and its bearing on our mutual fortunes—a powerful force to overcome the tough breaks which are certain to come for most of us from time to time.”

The art exhibit is a partnership with three San Francisco Bay Area organizations: Raphael House, Larkin Street Youth Services, and Youth Spirit Artworks. These organizations help at-risk youth and their families achieve independence by providing career-building skills, educational programs, and safe housing.

“This project is a powerful force because it brings together community organizations that are making a great difference for a population that needs it,” says A Powerful Force curator, Antonia Dapena-Tretter.“Through its global audience, The Walt Disney Family Museum has the rare ability to raise exposure of some of our community’s most vulnerable residents.”

We are so grateful to be a part of this! Huge thanks to the Walt Disney Family Museum for supporting young people in our programs.