Charles Douglass

Member,  Board of Directors

Co-founder and Artistic Director

Meet Our board

Deborah Sharpe-Taylor

Secretary,  Board of Directors Actress, Writer, Director

For more than 20 years, The Performing Arts for Life and Education Foundation has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for youth and young adults in under-served communities. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time. .

Our Team

Our all volunteer staff  ...

PALEF is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Life skills 

The Performing Arts for Life and Education Foundation believes.....

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arts in Action

Starletta DuPois

Member,  Board of Directors

Actress, Writer, Director

Mentorship

  • My Summer with Shakespeare
  • Live Theatrical Productions
  • Civic Engagement and Collaboration
  • Mentorship and Coaching

Since 1994: "Giving youth a dramatic break"

Chester Whitmore

Treasurer,  Board of Directors Choreographer and Band Leader

Arts Study



Barbara Reece

Chair,  Board of Directors Actress, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Reach Out

Work with members in your community and make a difference

Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas...

Our Mission

  • Life Skills
  • Employment Skills
  • Acting Classes for Kids
  • Beyond the stage

        The Performing Arts for Life and Education Foundation