Inner City Arts



The MDRT Foundation is proud to partner with Inner-City Arts (ICA) at the 2017 Top of the Table Annual Meeting. ICA is a not-for-profit organization that offers expansive arts education programs for youth and educators to create lasting personal and social change. Located in Los Angeles’s Skid Row, one of the most socioeconomically challenged communities in the United States, Inner-City Arts immerses its students in a safe and supportive environment where they engage in a variety of visual and performing art forms in studio and theater settings.

Children who attend Inner-City Arts develop skills that are highly valued in the 21st-century workforce, such as collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. Inner-City Arts’ services include classes during the instructional day for elementary students, after-school-, weekend- and summer workshops for teens, and creativity-based professional development for educators.

During the Top of the Table Annual Meeting, the MDRT Foundation will raise funds for Inner-City Arts, collect supplies and host a creative workshop for members.

From Main Platform, Bob Smiland, Inner-City Arts CEO, will discuss the importance of arts and self-expression in the growth of young minds and how Inner-City Arts is changing the paths for so many children who are in need of support and guidance. Smiland brings more than 30 years of business experience as a CEO, executive and chairman for private and public companies. To learn more, visit