Lyndsay Brooks

(By Itzel)

Board Member

Lover of the magic of singing, using your imagination, practicing gratitude, and asking for help when you need it.

Art: Classical voice, theatre, and clinical psychology. 



Mollie Meyer

(By Karla)

Board Member

Believer in the goodness of all people + creativity. Lover of the ocean, color, music and laughter.
Art: Creating solutions, making connections, fashion, friendships and adventuring in the wilderness.


Sujan Saha


Chief Magic Maker - Community Relations


 Believer in the power of kindness, compassion and smiles.
Art: Video games, writing, voice-acting, creative planning

Lizbeth Vega


Board Member

Noticer of details, believer in the lasting impact of positivity, and learning to practice gratefulness and bewilderment daily. 

Art: Traveler turned amateur photographer, hiker, dreamer, painter, jewelry maker, and fan of fonts.



Hamed Khorsand


Board Member

Our who what and why

Vanessa Fuchs

Chief Superhero - Programming and Research

Believer that the Arts can change lives, that curiosity brings answers, and that love gives strength 
Art: photography, piano, swimming and dancing

Our mini-committee


Because every child deserves the best chance at life!


Our Why

We have researched, tested, experienced and enjoyed the incredible power that art, expression and the joint experiences of empathy have to transform communities and people. We are fortunate to work and connect with many passionate, talented and resilient  youth living in underserved communities and we see everyday how their lack of access, efficacy and agency can drastically affect their academic, social and life success.

Our commitment is ensure they all have the access, self efficacy and agency needed to be the success we know they can be.


"I grew up surround by art, music, theatre, expression and play. I firmly believe it is those moments that gave me the true life knowledge I needed to succeed and live a happy meaningful life. When I moved to the USA and learned that so many of the precious children I met didn't have access to all of this I had to do something. Now rooted in thorough research, with the support of incredible partners and volunteers, we are able to make a strategic, science based difference to our kids."

- Georgia Van C - ABG Founder

Our What 

- We initiate, design and make possible top level educational art experiences and programs that empower children with     the methods and practice of thinking, expressing and creating that is required in today's workforce and social culture.

- We bring together various top level organizations and create powerful partnerships to make these programs and      

   experiences possible.

- What create the funding, resources and relationships needed to provide these crucial experiences to our children.


Our Team


Scott Johnson


Vice Chairman of the Board

 I believe art has so many facets from education enhancement to rehabilitation. Art bridges all cultures, religions, socio-economic status and beliefs. It brings us together. Art is everywhere from the food you eat to the outdoors. Everyone is an artist in their own way. 

Art: music,impressionist and abstract. Generally I love all art because it comes from brilliant minds of all ages.


Arts Bridging the Gap

Georgia Van Cuylenburg

(By Karla)
Founder/Executive Director

Believer in magic, children and the power of planning, research and a smile.

Art: Theatre, Writing, Singing, classical recorder, face painting and baking.

Kim Williams

(by Max Dworman) 

Board Member

Citizen of the universe, believer in love, magic, movies, music, art and the power of a smile
Art: film, television, theatre, music, singing, cooking and spreading my wings across the universe

A 501(c)(3) Chariatable Organization

Miki Anzai

(By Mila)

Board Member

Andrew Mescon

(By Angel)

Board Member

John Switzer


Chairman of the Board


Believer in love, truth, children and the power of positivity.
Art: Music, film, design, photography, painting and ping pong.