Congrats to Our Unsung Hero!

January 12, 2015

Community

One of South Bay’s 2014 ‘Unsung Heros’, right here in San Pedro

Congrats to Annette Ciketic, founder and executive director of fINdings Art Center in San Pedro. She was recently featured in the Daily Breeze as as one of South Bay’s ‘Unsung Heros’.

San Pedro’s Annette Ciketic uses art, connections as a catalyst for change

Annette Ciketic

Annette Ciketic

By Megan Barnes, The Daily Breeze

Looking back, Annette Ciketic can see how different pieces of her childhood in San Pedro shaped her path as an artist, teacher and advocate of the transformative power of art in communities.

As the founder and executive director of the fINdings Art Center on Sixth Street, Ciketic coordinates exhibits for charitable causes and sells handmade gifts created by women in the center’s Women’s Project, a product of the successful Family Literacy Program she created over a decade ago at the Meyler Learning Center. Ciketic meets weekly with 27 women in the program, which not only teaches English and art, but also provides them with job preparation, entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

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