Senator Hurtado Tours the Creative Center, Visalia; Celebrating Their Non-Profit of the Year Recognition for Senate District 16

VISALIA, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) toured the Creative Center, Visalia to recognize them as Senate District Sixteen’s 2024 Non-Profit of the Year. The Senator will present a ceremonial Senate Resolution to the organization’s Executive Director, Joel Glick, before touring the facilities & meeting with staff.

“The Creative Center’s staff and their students are truly inspirational, exemplifying the very best of what’s possible when communities come together to empower each other,” said Senator Melissa Hurtado. “I look forward to celebrating their legacy and future in the district serving families for generations, and congratulate them on their recognition.”

“I am deeply honored to receive this prestigious award from Senator Melissa Hurtado. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the Creative Center board members, the dedicated employees, and our supportive community who have continually championed The Creative Center's mission,” said Joel Glick, Executive Director for the Creative Center. “This award not only acknowledges the hard work and dedication of my team but also recognizes the collective efforts of everyone involved in serving adults with developmental disabilities. It serves as a powerful reminder of the impact of collaboration, innovation, and perseverance in driving positive change and shaping a brighter future for all. I am sincerely grateful to Senator Melissa Hurtado of the 16th district for this recognition and feel truly privileged to be part of The Creative Center’s journey."

The Creative Center is a non-profit community arts center for adults with developmental disabilities with the mission of fostering self-expression, self-worth and personal growth through the arts, community integration, providing cultural resources to the community, and recognizing the individual’s value and contribution.

The Creative Center will be recognized on the West steps of the State Capitol on June 5, 2024 as part of the California Association of Non-Profits annual festivities celebrating & recognizing non-profits across the state for their work on issues ranging from homelessness & health, to workers’ rights and education support.