City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts

A non-profit organization which has offered free visual and performing arts classes to children in Los Angeles for 27 years and counting.

City Hearts was founded on the belief that the Arts are the most powerful tools to communicate with and rehabilitate troubled youth at risk from poverty, gangs and drugs. City Hearts has come to be an integral part of the preventive and rehabilitative effort across Los Angeles County and beyond, and serves as a model for youth diversion programs across the country.

  • As of Fall 2011, Max Adler is City Hearts’ new International Spokesperson and Director of Max’s ABC Anti-Bullying through City Hearts initiative
  • Jane Seymour has been City Hearts’ Honorary National Chairperson since 1988
  • Glee’s Josh Sussman attended the 2011 Malibu Family Wines Harvest Festival & Grape Crush with his friend Max Adler
  • Owen Wilson attended City Hearts’ 2004 Truffle Dinner at Jane Seymour's Malibu home
  • Nic Harcourt has acted as celebrity emcee and DJ for City Hearts’ Annual Malibu Family Wines Harvest Festival & Grape Crush in 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Singer Inara George performed at City Hearts’ 2011 Malibu Family Wines Harvest Festival & Grape Crush
  • Cindy Crawford attended City Hearts’ 2002 to 2004 Truffle Dinners and attended City Hearts’ Art Day at FAO Schwartz with Jane Seymour in 2002
  • Pierce Brosnan donated one of his own paintings to the Silent Auction for City Hearts’ 2010 Malibu Family Wines Harvest Festival & Grape Crush
  • Richie Sambora donated a guitar signed by Bon Jovi to the Silent Auction for City Hearts’ 2009 Malibu Family Wines Harvest Festival & Grape Crush, and for the 2010 Harvest event, he donated his own hat and another guitar signed by Bon Jovi

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City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts has received support from the following celebrities: