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OUR MISSION
The Imagine Bus Project (TIBP) envisions a world where historical cycles of incarceration are broken when youth reach their fullest potential by leading creative, productive, and economically viable lives. By providing experiences in the visual arts for at-risk and adjudicated youth, we offer the vital tools the next generation will need to improve their lives and communities.

TIBP’s programs bring young people together with professional artists and educators who serve as mentors and role models. Through the process of creating art, youth contribute to their communities, build skills, collaborate with peers and adults, explore their potential, and envision productive lives filled with creativity and joy.

OUR STUDENTS
In 2013, TIBP served 1,410 youth ages five to eighteen in Marin, San Francisco and Sonoma counties. Of those youth, 56% were African American, 34% Hispanic, 6% Asian, and 5% Caucasian.  Over 80% of our participants live below the poverty level with incomes of less than $24,000 for a family of four. 

STAFF
Jaren Bonillo, Executive Director
Sandra Legler, Program Director
Kathryn Schwager, Administrative Assistant

TEACHING ARTISTS
Susana Cortez
Senay Dennis
Duane Deterville
Sandra Legler
Julia Sakett

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Celia Tejada, President
Chief Creative Officer, RH Studio, Restoration Hardware

Nairobi Kim, Interim Treasurer
VP, Business Risk and Strategic Solutions, Wells Fargo

Melissa Jones, Secretary
Adobe World Wide Education Program Manager

Leslie Alden, Past President
Aide to Marin County Supervisor Katherin Sears

Joe Alioto
Vice President European Sales, VeriTainer Corp.

Maria Cristini
Executive Coach and Senior Advisor 

Isabelle Gillis
Marin Women’s Commission, Retired RN 

Cathy Nelson
Creative Director, Pottery Barn Brands / Williams-Sonoma, Inc. 

Craig Roberts
Principal, Hart Howerton

Nina Ward
Mother and Philanthropist

Derek Aspacher, Member Emeritus
Executive Director, The Marcled Foundation

Leigh Judson, Member Emerita
Freelance Producer/Project Manager

Gena Segno, Member Emerita
Director of Art & Multi-cultural Programs, GYMBOREE PLAY & MUSIC Corp.

Our Board of Directors give their energy and support and take on the additional responsibility of providing leadership. They are completely committed to the youth we serve in a thousand different ways. We are looking for committed and passionate people to join our Board of Directors. If you are interested in finding out more about what it means to be on our Board please view our Board Member Description or email us.