CBG Arts

About Us

Our Values


We exist because art is one of the greatest measures of a society's influence and legacy. We stand behind these core values:

1. Quality: We are committed to providing quality programs & services to the community, audiences and artists we serve. 

2. Urban: We provide a voice and are sensitive to the needs and capabilities of the urban youth & young adult. We believe everyone is ready to inspire or be inspired. We all have something to teach or learn & a giant within to be awakened. 

3. Life Changing: Authentic experiences, bonds & spaces fuel us. We want to be intentional with everything that we do. 

4. Relevant: We believe our work & programming should reflect society while serving as its conscience.

We currently service students from the following schools

- St Mary's Academy 

-Washington Preparatory High School

- View Park Preparatory High School

- Crenshaw High School

- Westchester High School

-Hamilton High School

-Morningside High School

-Inglewood High School

- Los Angeles County School Of The Arts

- Marina Del Rey Performing Arts Middle School

-Bret Harte Middle School

- Henry Clay Middle School

- Audubon Middle School

- Latijera Middle School

- Windsor Hills Elementary School & a plethora of Elementary Schools throughout South Los Angeles & Inglewood.

The Young Alum Advisory Committee


As an organization we have been fortunate to have strong alumni who are excelling in their personal careers but believe in the power of giving back. They lead workshops, serve as mentors to our younger members and help make decisions for the organization. 

Kimberly Monks - Chair 

B.A. Vanguard University 

M.F.A. Acting Candidate 2018

University of California, San Diego

Rhyver White - Co- Chair

B.A Boston University: School of Theatre '17

Terrance White

B.A Clark Atlanta University

M.F.A Acting 2017

University of California, San Diego

Leland Fowler

B.A Morehouse College

M.F.A Acting 2017

Yale University

Maryam Husain

B.A American Conservatory of Music & Dramatic Arts

Courtland Trapp

Assistant Technical Director of Nate Holden Theater

Carlton Roberts

CEO Of Project Pit and 102.3 KJLH Radio Personality

Deion Smith

International Model & Entrepreneur

The Leader


BRANDON RAINEY serves as the Executive Director for CBG Arts and Artistic Director of Inglewood Theater Group. He has been writing & directing plays for the last 12 years. He started teaching in 2007 when he accepted the position at Washington Prep HS and then as Artistic Director of ICEF Public Schools. For 5 consecutive years his students won first place in one of the city-wide theater festivals. January 2012 he had the opportunity to direct the opening act for the Michael Jackson Tribute that took place in front of the Kodak Theater sharing the stage with greats such as Quincy Jones, Smokie Robinson & the Jackson family.  

His impact on the arts and the community led him to receive the JP Morgan CHASE Bank Center Theater Group Fellowship Award which gave him the opportunity to study under great Broadway directors in New York and take playwriting courses with Music Theater International. In 2012 his original play, “Flashing Lights” took the city by storm selling over 3,000 tickets during the first weekend of the workshop run. Currently he directs the productions for the City of Inglewood & is a Sandy Hooks Promise Presenter. At a young age he has led several touring groups and his work has been in theaters, churches, high schools, and colleges across the nation.