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Funders & Collaborators

The Beat Within gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our partners, funders and donors. These contributions inform us that there is a growing community of people who deeply care about the welfare of incarcerated youth. We all agree that, historically, a punitive system has not provided adequate opportunities and support for youth offenders to rehabilitate and reconcile their mistakes.

Through reading the writings from The Beat Within workshops, most of us have learned something new about the juvenile justice system. We have found the potential for change and growth for youth in the juvenile justice system to be immense.   We thank our supporters for joining us in launching incarcerated youth’s voices and of course, a huge thank you to all of the writers from our workshops; past, present and future.

Probation and School Department Partners

County of Alameda Probation Department, Juvenile Justice Center
San Francisco Youth Guidance Center
City and County of San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department
County of Santa Clara Probation Department, Juvenile Division
Marin County Juvenile Hall
Solano County Juvenile Hall
Solano County Office of Education
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Los Angeles County Juvenile Hall
San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall
The County of Fresno Probation Department, Juvenile Justice Campus
Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall
Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Monterey County’s Wellington M. Smith Jr. Juvenile Hall
Dallas County Juvenile Department
County of Bernalillo Juvenile Detention Center, New Mexico
Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility in Kailua
New Beginnings Youth Center, Washington DC


If These Walls Could Talk
Southern Exposure
The Beat Within Forum, run by Steve Serna
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
Voices Behind Walls
Statdel Courier
Youth Arts Alliance
The REACH Program University of Redlands
University of California, Berkeley

The Beat Within Thanks:

Alameda County Probation Department
Atherton Foundation from Hawaii
The Bill Graham Foundation
California Community Foundation
Community Foundation of the National Capital Region
Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
Community Foundation of Silicon Valley
Cricket Island Foundation
DC Children and Youth Trust Corp.
Donor Circle of the Arts
The Germanacos Foundation
Good Works Foundation
Kahle/Austin Foundation
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Marin Community Foundation
Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
The Nelson Fund
The Philip L. Graham Foundation
Portland State University
San Francisco Arts Commission
San Francisco Department of Children Youth and Families
San Francisco Foundation
Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall
Solano County Office of Education
Solano Garbage Company
The Thomas J. Long Foundation
The Whitman Institute
Van Loben Sels/Rembe Rock Foundation
and our individual donors