Tiphereth Harris-Banks - Consious Nativ

Tiphereth Harris-Banks, Consious Nativ

Date grant awarded: 3/10/2017

Conscious Nativ is a nonprofit that supports underserved youth in the Bay Area between the ages of 15 and 24. Conscious Nativ provides a studio space where therapeutic art workshops are held. In these workshops, the youth instructors will work closely with the students, teaching them how properly use the equipment, assisting them while they create art and clothing by hand, while also giving them multiple skills and forms of self-expression, and allowing them to build their own unique style of art.

The goal is to empower the students and to help them gain their confidence by providing them with meaningful work experience, giving them a safe environment to explore their creativity, earning a living wage, and bringing more value to their families and communities.

Conscious Nativ is committed to investing profits into supporting underserved youth and the communities that they live in. Our mission is to educate, support, and expose youth in the Bay Area to new opportunities while training to be able to produce handmade apparel with eco-friendly material.