The Children’s Creativity Museum Appoints Michael Nobleza as Executive Director

San Francisco’s art and technology museum for kids hires new leader

San Francisco, CA – August 16, 2012 – The Children’s Creativity Museum (CCM), San Francisco’s hands-on multimedia museum for kids and families, has announced the appointment of Michael Nobleza as its new Executive Director. Nobleza assumes the role after serving as the museum’s interim Executive Director for the past 6 months and Director of Marketing and Development for the past 5 years. He begins this position at an exciting time in the museum’s history as it celebrates its one year anniversary since the launch of its new name in October 2011, and its 15th year as a community resource and top destination for youth and families in San Francisco.

In support of CCM’s mission to nurture the 21st-century skills of creativity, collaboration, and communication in youth and families, Nobleza will be responsible for implementing CCM’s 5-year strategic plan, creating and managing the organization’s annual operating plan and budget, and strengthening relationships with community partners, funders and donors to support CCM’s community impact and financial growth. He will report directly to CCM’s Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to have Michael as the next Executive Director at CCM,” says CCM Board Chair Laney Whitcanack. “His demonstrated commitment to CCM’s mission critical work of inspiring children and families to act and think creatively will only help CCM continue our growth and impact in the Bay Area and around the world.”

Nobleza has over a decade’s worth of experience in the children’s museum world, both in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, where he managed school services at the Zimmer Children’s Museum. He continues to be actively involved in diversity training and nonprofit capacity-building work, regularly conducting guest lectures on culture and inclusiveness for college and university students. Nobleza holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations with an emphasis in Cross-Cultural Communication and Organizational Development.

“By providing engaging, multimedia offerings, the Children’s Creativity Museum is building the creative confidence of today’s youth – tomorrow’s creative leaders,” says Nobleza. “I hope that all families, the City of San Francisco, and the entire country can join us in putting creativity back in the center of children’s development and learning.”

About The Children’s Creativity Museum
The Children’s Creativity Museum is a hands-on, multimedia arts and technology experience for kids of all ages. Located in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood, the Children’s Creativity Museum promotes 21st century skills – creativity, communication and collaboration – to inspire new ideas and innovative solutions. Since opening in 1998 as a project of the former San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, nearly 2 million children, parents and educators have benefited from the museum’s exhibits and public programs. The Children’s Creativity Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday (10AM-4PM). The museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), community-based organization. For more information, visit www.creativity.org.

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CONTACT:
Cathy Barragan
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Children’s Creativity Museum
221 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
415.820.3356 | cbarragan@creativity.org
www.creativity.org

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