A Message to our Community
Friends and Supporters:
For the past 14 years, the Children’s Creativity Museum (CCM; formerly Zeum) has lived up to the promise of being San Francisco’s premier youth arts and technology experience, providing hands-on, digital media art and technology-based offerings to Bay Area youth and families.
In October 2011, as part of our five-year strategic plan, we relaunched as CCM, setting us on a solid path of realizing our vision to become recognized as a top destination and vital community resource for youth and families. Introducing our new brand and offerings for our expanded audience of youth, ages 2 to 12, has led to tremendous and unprecedented growth:
Expanding Our Impact: For the first time in our history, CCM reached a critical milestone, serving more than 70,000 visitors in the last fiscal year. The most significant growth has been in youth, ages 5 and under – the next generation of museum-goers – who will grow up with CCM. In addition, groups visiting from our five target San Francisco communities of need (Bayview/Hunters Point, South of Market, Tenderloin, Mission, and Western Addition) have increased during our busiest summer ever.
Promoting 21st-Century Skills: We are also building strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in 21st-century learning, including The Partnership for 21st-Century Skills and Pearson Inc.
This is a critical, high-growth period for the Children’s Creativity Museum! We envision San Francisco’s children’s museum to lead the way as a national model for how we teach kids the creativity they need to be effective workers, citizens, storytellers, and problem-solvers.
Thank you for continued support of the Children’s Creativity Museum. I am excited to partner with you in our ongoing work to nurture today’s youth into the next generation of creative leaders!
Executive Director, Children’s Creativity Museum