The Imagine Bus Project teaches underserved youth the power of self-expression through the visual arts, inspiring the creative potential of every child. By providing learning 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.

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. 

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

Susana Cortez
Duane Deterville
Sandra Legler
Julia Sakett
Cassie Thornton

Leslie Alden
Joe Alioto
Maria Cristini
Isabelle Gillis
Melissa Jones, Secretary
Cathy Nelson
Craig Roberts
Celia Tejada, President
Nina Ward

Derek Aspacher, Member Emeritus
Gena Segno, Member Emerita
Leigh Judson, Member Emerita

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.