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Victor Valley Arts and Education Center is a 501c3 California nonprofit founded in 2013. Our mission is to advance the arts and literacy.


Workforce Coaching

Please see our “Programs” page for more information on how our CEO, a former Human Resources Manager, can assist those with financial challenges with coaching to sharpen their interviewing skills.

2019 HD Book Fest Pictures

We had a wonderful time last October and hope you will join us again on September 26, 2020 for our fifth annual High Desert Book Festival.


Sadly, due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 Pandemic, we were compelled to CANCEL our 2020 HIGH DESERT BOOK FESTIVAL that was Cosponsored by Hesperia Recreation & Park District and the City of Hesperia and was to be held on SATURDAY, September 26, 2020. Please stay safe and check back with us as we make plans for a […]

CAL HUMANITIES QUICK GRANT: Exploring the Literature of the California Desert

We are honored to have been awarded a 2019 CAL HUMANITIES QUICK GRANT for our project Exploring the Literature of the California Desert. Workshops and lectures were held at our 2019 HIGH DESERT BOOK FESTIVAL. Other writing workshops, readings and public discussions of prose and poetry inspired by the California Desert will be held throughout 2020. 

2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Our nonprofit is proud of our continued relationship as a Region-at-Large Partner with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of New York City, the longest-running national recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12. Please contact us if you would like to participate as a juror. Past Alumni from the Award’s 100-year history include Truman Capote, […]

Wordsmiths Membership

  BECOME A MEMBER OF THE WORDSMITHS. BOOKS: Let’s read and critique them, write them, help each other get past writer’s block, and enjoy lectures by noted authors. Email us at for membership information.  

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Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Our nonprofit is privileged to have had a couple of these wonderful fundraisers through Barnes & Noble, where a percentage of the sales for a given week are targeted to a specific nonprofit. We will let you know when another of these is coming up and provide you with the code to enter for purchases in store […]


Adult Literacy Training Program. EACH ONE / TEACH ONE Can there be anything more important than the ability to read? We think not. Living as a literate person is probably second only to having employment, food and shelter. And in order to successfully have those things, one’s ability to read and comprehend what you read […]

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The Music Man!!

Our Executive Director, Davida James, worked with The Town of Apple Valley as a consultant on “The Music Man”, the first live theater production for the Town held at its Amphitheater. MM flyer 14 FINAL