Start-up costs for a non-profit for the community

Hello and thank you for visiting this page!

I am thrilled to share an exciting project that I am passionate about and to ask for your support. I am in the process of launching a non-profit organization called "LaLaZen:Express to Overcome" with a mission to provide a safe haven and empower our community through the transformative power of dance and movement.

The vision is to create a space that serves as a refuge for everyone but especially for individuals in distress, and/or with physical disabilities. I believe in the healing, empowering, and self-expressive qualities of dance and aim to foster personal growth, enhance well-being, and promote social inclusion through accessible dance programs, artistic experiences, and supportive community connections.

With over 30 years of experience in dance and art, coupled with 9 years of experience as a psychotherapist, I have cultivated a unique skill set that formed the foundation of LaLaZen. I have always dreamed of bringing my passions together under one umbrella and that's the main goal of this organization. By establishing this non-profit, I will be able to access grants and provide free or low-cost services to individuals in need of mental health assistance and those who have always yearned to dance but have faced barriers such as disabilities, financial constraints, or limited access. It will be a perfect marriage between mental health and the joy of dance!

Although we will offer traditional mental health services, the focus will be on unique elements including:

"Catartika" Dance Sessions:

This is a method that I develop that includes elements of psychotherapy and dance/movements (see lalazen.com for additional info).
Guided exercises and improvisational activities using various dance styles and techniques to promote emotional expression, stress reduction, and self-awareness.

Healing Choreography Classes:

Collaborative projects where participants work together to create choreographed routines that reflect their personal experiences, emotions, and journeys.
The process of choreography serves as a tool for self-expression, empowerment, and building a supportive community.

Performance Opportunities:

Optional opportunities for participants to showcase their progress and performances within a supportive and encouraging environment.
Performances can be held within the program setting or at community events, spreading awareness about the benefits of dance for mental health.

The organization will foster a truly inclusive environment, embracing and supporting individuals from all walks of life. With a well-defined and comprehensive plan, we are poised to embark on this exciting journey. However, we require some assistance with the initial start-up expenses, which include registration fees, costs associated with obtaining tax exemption, website development, and securing a physical space to bring our vision to fruition. Your contribution will play a vital role in bringing this dream to life and creating a lasting impact in our community.

With your support, we can create a warm and inviting environment where individuals can find solace, express themselves, and experience the joy of dance. Together, we can make a profound impact on the lives of those who need it the most.

In recognition of your support, I will ensure that our donors are acknowledged and kept informed about the progress of our programs. Additionally, as a valued contributor, you will have the opportunity to witness firsthand the positive transformations and incredible stories that unfold within our dance community.

I am reaching out to you today because I believe that change begins with individuals like you who are passionate about making a difference. Your contribution, no matter the size, will be instrumental in creating a space where individuals can heal, grow, and thrive through the power of dance.


Thank you for considering our cause, and for your potential support. Together, we can open doors, break barriers, and empower individuals to step into a brighter future through dance.

With heartfelt gratitude,
F. Tentor, Founder
"LaLaZen: Express to Overcome"
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Donations 

  • Linda Lin
    • $200 
    • 9 mos
  • joanne barrett
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Juan Martinez
    • $300 
    • 9 mos
  • Gary Lund
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Myte De la Torre
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
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F. Tentor
Organizer
Hialeah, FL

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