COVID-19

Our priority is the health and safety of our youth, staff, and community.

In light of announcements made by Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, and Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, on Thursday, March 19, 2020, concerning Coronavirus, or COVID-19, New Earth is providing our community an update on our programs and services.

Our New Earth Arts and Leadership Center in Culver City is staying open for young people and their families as long as we’re permitted. Our commitment is to continue to serve- especially when all other avenues have closed – to provide hot meals (also to go), high-speed internet to communicate and stay up to date, a safe place to receive counseling, and guidance to other emergency resources available in the city, county or state.

Mayor Garcetti and Gavin Newsom have exempted social services organizations like us from the list of mandatory closures, until further notice. As a social service organization that provides food, counseling, or mental health services for the economically disadvantaged, we are allowed to remain open to serve, as long as we adhere to the health and safety precautions.

We need your support now more than ever to continue to offer our crucial services. Please donate through our Go Fund Me in order to keep our doors open and support our youth.

All local businesses that are closing, please consider donating your disinfectants, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizers, and paper products. Additionally, if you have any office snacks that will go unused, we welcome those donations as well.

We have taken extensive additional measures to deep clean and sanitize the entirety of our Arts & Leadership Center in Culver City. We are ensuring diligence in regular hand washing amongst our young people and staff, remaining vigilant in sanitizing our kitchen, practicing social distancing with all people six feet apart, and if anyone is exhibiting symptoms they are urged to stay home or return home and contact their physician or their local health department.

We thank you for your patience and trust as we work together to maintain some sense of normalcy in these difficult times. You have the unwavering commitment of New Earth’s staff that we will do all we can to help our young people and their families navigate this ever-shifting landscape.

We extend our sympathy to all those affected by the Coronavirus and our empathy to our community who are concerned about their health and the health of their friends and families. Please take care of yourselves, and thanks again for all your support as we move through this time together.