About The Ravencroft Foundation Division

The Why, How and What of "The Ravencroft Foundation" レーベンクロフトファウンデーション部門に関するなぜ、どのように、何を

 

I want to introduce us, our company and why we are here.I chose to create a company that has the potential to shape the minds and perceptions of people of all ages, to promote social awarenessethics, and as a platform to create art that inspires people to be better, treat others better, live better. 

私共、私共の会社、そしてなぜ私共がここにいるかご紹介いたします。私は、社会的自覚、倫理を促進するためあらゆる世代の人々の心とものの見方を形作るため、また自分がより良い人となり、他人によりよく接し、より良く生きるようインスパイアしてくれるアートを創造する土台としての潜在性を秘めた会社を創立することを選びました。

Media, in all its forms, is the most influential and pervasive entity in today's society, and we need to grab it and take the reins of control back to steer it towards greater social responsibility, to promote environmental awareness, and promote positive social change.

メディアは、今日の社会において、あらゆる形態の中でも最も影響力があり広汎な存在です。私たちはそれを掴み、より大きな社会的責任に向かって舵を取るため、環境に対する意識を促進するため、そして積極的な社会変革を促進するためにコントロールを統制しなければなりません。
We are the creators, the architects, of what we put out there for today's youth to see and emulate, we need to change what we are putting out there, we need to give them an outlet that is productive, and that will help build our nation's futures to be strong and safe.

私共は、今日の若者が見て手本となるものを作るクリエーターであり、建築家であります。私共は表出するものを変えなければならず、若者達に生産的なはけ口を与えなければならず、そうすることで私達の国の未来を力強く安全なものにする手助けといたします。

Ravencroft Foundation was created to be the community outreach division to help us to promote change and help others. 

レーベンクロフトファウンデーションは私達が変化を促進し他人を手助けするための地域社会アウトリーチ部門となるために作られました。

Vision and Mission Statement 展望と使命

We have a vision, a plan for the future that teaches and promotes through creativity and 'thinking outside of the box' to change and influence the world around us through art and design.

私共の持つ展望とは、創造性を通じて指導し促進するためのプラン、アートとデザインを通じて私たちを取り巻く世界を変革し影響を与えるための「箱の外で考える」プランです。

Vision Statement:

展望

To become an innovative and creative leader in large format graphic art creation, 3D design and programming, writing and abstract photography creating a niche and demand for new format artwork within the city of Matsuyama, and eventually into a wider market.

大容量フォーマットのグラフィックアート制作、3Dデザインとプログラミング、松山市内の新しいフォーマットによるアート作品のためのニッチと需要を作り出す著述と抽象写真、最終的にはより広範囲の市場で刷新的かつ創造的なリーダーとなること。

Mission Statement:

使命

To bring an expanded vision of our world and all that's in it to a greater degree through graphic and fine art as well as photography, to open the eyes of the world to all it's beauty and intricacy. Influencing the future. 

私達の世界とそこにある全てのものに写真、グラフィックや絵画を通して広い視野をもたらすため、世界の眼差しをそのあらゆる美と複雑さへと開くために。未来に影響を与えること。

We thank everyone for their encouragement and support!

励ましとサポートをくださる皆様に感謝いたします! 

The Company 会社概要

The Company

会社

I have been creating abstract and modern art through traditional methods via oils on canvas, wall murals and traditional photography for over 30 years as a hobby and have been transitioning to a more computer based process.

私はカンバスへの油彩、壁画、従来の写真という伝統的方法で趣味として30年間抽象及び現代アートを創作してきました。そしてさらにコンピュータに基づいた手順に移行してきています。

Currently we are expanding from digital art creation and illustration into programming and design. When I decided to retire from my current career in 2013, I made the decision to pursue a new career doing what I love and to further develop my skills while developing them into a marketable asset. 

現在、私共はデジタルアート制作とイラストレーションからプログラミングとデザインに拡大しつつあります。私が2013年に現在のキャリアからリタイアすると決めた時、私は自分が好きなことをして新しいキャリアを追求し、自分のスキルを市場に乗せられる資産として発展させながらさらに発展させることを決心しました。

I had also decided at that time that I had wanted to relocate and live in a country I fell in love with when I was there in 2012, so I took the next logical step and made the decision that I was going to make that happen in the city I decided to make my new home, Matsuyama.​

また当時私は、2012年に来日した時非常に気に入ったある国に場所を移し住みたいと思っていました。そこで私は次の段階を踏みそれを実現するべく決定を下し、自分が松山を新しい我が家とすることを決めたのです。

That is how we started, and now we look to the future. 

こうして私共はスタートを切り、今将来を見据えています。



Become a Part of it all! Your donations support programs.

Ravencroft Foundation Members レーベンクロフトファウンデーション会員

Elizabeth McLean is the owner and CEO of Ravencroft Graphics and Fine Art. She will also be the head direction of the Ravencroft Foundation division. She teaches, creates and writes and enjoys what she does. She also tends to rescue stray animals. See her BIO for more information one her on our 'company members' page.

エリザベス・マクリーンはレーベンクロフトグラフィックスと絵画のオーナーでありCEOです。彼女はまたレーベンクロフトファウンデーション部門の部門長でもあります。彼女は創作し、著作し、自らの活動を楽しんでいます。彼女はまた迷子の動物を救助する傾向があります。さらなる情報は「社員」ページの彼女の履歴をご覧ください。

Edward McLean is an artist and studying to become a professional chef. He will eventually be in charge of the culinary education division as that department's director in the Ravencroft Foundation division. See his BIO on our 'company members' page for more information.

エドワード・マクリーンはアーチストでありプロの料理人になるべく修行中です。最終的に彼はレーベンクロフトファウンデーション部門の一部門長として調理教育部門を担当する予定です。さらなる情報は「社員」ページの彼の履歴をご覧ください。

Check back as we add new members to the team! 

チームに新入会員が加わるごとにチェックしてください。


We thank everyone for their encouragement and support!

励ましとサポートをくださる皆様に感謝いたします!

How we got started 立ち上げについて

How did we get started? That's an interesting question with an answer many years in the making. 

立ち上げはどうだったのでしょうか?そのいいご質問には何年にもわたる過程に得た答えをもっていたします。

The short version was that we were tired of seeing people not helping other people or giving non-traditional people chances at getting a job or training. We are especially interested in empowering women with education, training, and skill building so they can become the great leaders they are meant to be. 

短縮版で申し上げると、私共は就職や職業訓練で他の人を助けなかったり伝統に則っていない人に機会を与えるのを見るのに嫌気がさしていました。私共は、特に女性が目指す素晴らしいリーダーになれるようにと教育、訓練、技術構築で彼女達を力づけることに関心を持っています。

One of the things that brought us to where we are now is the desire to help people achieve their own goals, and we feel that in order to do that, you need to first graduate from high school. Seeing potential go to waste because someone couldn't go to or graduate from high school for whatever reason, to us is not good 'life' business. 
So,we decided to try and change that and do something to help people go back and finish high school or the equivalent of, and then job and skill training to enable them to become more, do more and go further in life.

私共が今ここに至ったのは、一つには人々が自分自身の目標を達成するのを助けたいという願いからで、そのためにはまず高校を卒業しなければならないと考えています。理由は何にしろ高校に行けなかったり卒業できなかったりしたために可能性を無駄にしてしまったケースを見ると、それは良い「人生」ビジネスではないと思うのです。

ですから、私共はそれを変えるよう試みることにし、人が高校に戻り卒業するかそれ相当のことができ、それから彼らがもっと、人生をさらに歩んでいけるよ職業と技術訓練を授けることにしました。


What we do 内容

We want to help people. Pure and simple, like human beings should. 

To do this, we plan on implementing classes to teach life and job skills, provide a place to go to talk to someone if you are overwhelmed and stressed, and a safe place for kids to go if they find themselves in a bad, unsafe or dangerous situation. 

We plan on assisting those who haven't completed at least a high school education so that they can graduate with their high school diploma or the equivalent of. 

We also will do community outreach in the form of new parent education and safety, family intervention and assistance for in trouble or at risk families as well as counseling for addiction issues. 

These are our goals, and how we will accomplish this:

Through innovative and creative ideas. 

Through education, training and caring. 

Through listening, helping and guiding.


Our Goals

Giving youth of today a second chance at life.

Influencing Today’s Youth and Promoting Education, Skill Building and Training, Support, Intervention and Counseling Services.

A place where young adults struggling with addiction, sexual exploitation, abuse, homelessness, and those who have fallen onto the fringes and found themselves in trouble with the law, in gangs or without job prospects due to not having completed JR and SR level high school can come to feel safe, receive help and assistance and a fresh new start, a 2nd chance, at a fulfilling and healthy life. 

Intervention, counseling and assistance for drug and alcohol addiction, and mental, emotional and psychological illness 

 Intervention, counseling and assistance for the sexually exploited, abused or victimized and rape crisis intervention 

 Intervention, counseling and assistance for those who have yet to finish Junior and Senior level high school 

 Intervention, counseling, assistance for those who’ve been incarcerated, are on probation or are/have been in gangs with the intention of removal from harmful influences while providing job/skill training, life skill training, life choice guidance, and assistance with job or apprenticeship placement upon completion of program.  

 Intervention, counseling and assistance for those who have become unemployed and/or homeless with job/skill training, job/apprenticeship placement and support 

 Intervention, counseling and assistance for individuals and families dealing with abuse (child, spouse, elder) and stressed families as well as those with anger management issues and coping skills crises  

Our Programs

Helping Tomorrow's’ Leaders Today Through Intervention, Skill Training, Support, and Assistance. 

Groups the program is designed to help and Target age group: Early teen up to 30 Years.

 How do we plan to do this all?

 Helping Tomorrow's’ Leaders Today Through Intervention, Skill Training, Support, and Assistance.

Programs which we aim to offer: 

 Assistance for those who have yet to finish Junior and Senior level high school 

 Stress and anger management therapy with a focus on coping skills and positive thinking and healthy decision making skills 

 Mental health treatment and counseling, emotional and medical support, addiction counseling 

 Life, job and skill counseling and training 

 Safe Refuge for at-risk persons due to abuse, assault, homelessness, crisis 

 Family mediation, parenting counseling for new parents, counseling and assistance for single mothers and minor aged parents. 

 Safe, temporary housing while in transition in the program and assistance in housing placement after program completion. 

What we need to do to make this division and its plans work

Our Philosophy:

Comfort

Care

Support

Change

Innovation

What we need to make this division and its plans work:

Community involvement.

Everyone should be engaged to help those members of their communities who are living on the fringes or are in dangerous situations.

If you see something, SAY SOMETHING! It could save someones life.

We are looking to obtain a piece of property, large enough to build a stand-alone facility on which will have dorm rooms, training facilities, and a counseling center. 

We also would like to have enough outdoor green space to tech classes on sustainable living and agriculture for individuals.

If we could find a location with enough space that could be converted, that is also an option.

I've already done preliminary design sketches and have a very good idea of what we need to make this foundation division work. Now I just need some people who aren't afraid to dream and work to make it move forward!

Will you join us on this road?

Who We Are Here To Help?

People. We are here to help people, plain and simple, in the best way that we can.

Our target group are men and women aged 30 and younger.

Will will focus on those who have not finished junior or senior high school.

Those who are homeless or in severely depressed financial states and near poverty.

Those who are caught in abusive family situations or relationships and need help.

Those who are unemployed with no job or life skills.

Families in crisis, whether it be physical, emotional or psychological.

People struggling with addictions and mental health/PTSD issues.

We are here to help the community become stronger, for the future generations.

How We Fund Our Project

Right now, the Ravencroft Foundation is operating as a division and is part of our main company, Ravencroft Graphics and Fine Art and is funded through the proceeds from sales of our books, art, 3D projects and classes. 

When you support Ravencroft Graphics and Fine Art, you are also helping to support this division in achieving its goals. We are always open to companies or people who want to sponsor or donate to the Foundation division, and volunteers as well to help out.

Occasionally we will also hold fundraisers and special sales events and book signings to help raise the funds we need for the program to do what we intend for it to do.

Help Support Our community outreach Project

Essentially, Your support will help us help 'at risk' youth and young adults and assist us in being able to give them a 2nd chance in life.


Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals towards assisting our target group of people, purchasing the land and building the facility for the foundation to help the vulnerable members of this and surrounding communities and improve their living and economic conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission to educate, assist, rescue and support our future generations. Please see our 'White Paper' below to read more on our goals and plans. We need to help each other if we want to influence the future in a positive way. We will release a "Thank you" statement at the end of the year for everyone who saw our vision and helped. If you donate, and wish to remain anonymous, please let us know.

Ravencroft Foundation White Paper and Glossary of Terms

Ravencroft Foundation white paper introduction (pdf)

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glossary of terms for summary (pdf)

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Become a Part of it all! Your donations support programs.

You make a difference!

When you support our classes and products, you also help support the Ravencroft Foundation

あなたがクラスや製品をサポートすると、レーベンクロフトファウンデーションをサポートする手助けにもなっています

When you support our classes and products, you also help support the Ravencroft Foundation and it's programs. Visit the Foundation Divisions website at www.ravencroftfoundation.com  (coming soon!) today for more information or to donate. Click the link below!

あなたが当クラスや製品をサポートすると、それはまたレーベンクロフトファウンデーションをサポートする手助けにもなっており、それがプログラムであるといえます。