Transformative Storytelling: An Art Exhibit Celebrating National Foster Care Month



An Invitation from Miriam Cortez

Peace4Kids Program Coordinator

Saturday, May 19th | 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Showcasing original artwork in honor of National Foster Care month.

Back Umbrella Tattoo Gallery

12951 Main Street

Garden Grove, CA 92840

RSVP on Facebook or send an email letting us know you're coming!


Thirteen years ago, at the age of nine, I was separated from my parents and siblings and placed in the foster care system. This loss affected me in unimaginable ways.

I have since dedicated my life to rebuilding the foster care system and over time, transformed my suffering into storytelling. What began as sociopolitical art pieces, became a representation of my whole being, in which I convey important messages as fragments of myself. Through these vulnerable narratives, I have discovered my identity.

Now, in honor of National Foster Care Month, I invite you to join me on a discovery 13 years in the making. 


As we celebrate our 20 Year Anniversary, we encourage you to take a lesson from our youth and embrace the traumas that have shaped your life. To #SeeTheHero and to affirm your greatness.

Step into our Heroes Circle by clicking the button below and making a monthly donation to help build a sustainable future for youth transitioning out of foster care. 100% of your donation funds strength based, youth focused programming in South LA - honoring each youth’s unique needs, experiences, abilities and legacy. In return, you'll:


  • Be invited to exclusive events
  • Receive a limited edition 20 Year Anniversary t-shirt
  • Be inspired by stories of resilience, strength and promise from our Peace4Kids family
  • #SeeTheHero in our youth, because the truth is… that’s who they are.