HomeFront Rising is a nonprofit, nonpartisan cultural revival led by civic-minded military veterans and their allies. The Veterans Project is creating a curriculum for training journalists to work in hazardous situations, and devising new ways to finance investigative journalism. Our Veterans Community Theater Workshop trains veterans to work as stage managers, and coordinates mentoring opportunities in various aspects of theater production. Our HomeFront Press Club introduces former service members who are pursuing a career in media/arts to established professionals for mentoring and opportunities to collaborate.


Jeff Norman — Project Director
Anita Razzano — Director of Art and Design
Kevin Polk — Director of Business Development
Carl Welty — Director of Planning and Architecture
Marvin Colón — Finance Manager
Anita Nowocin — Grant Writer
John F. Feldsted — Legal
Patriq Luo — Producer
Ron Bostwick — Producer
Todd Grove — Producer


Andrew Beath — Environmentalist
Judith Bowman — Nonprofit Consultant
Scott Carter — Writer-Executive Producer, Real Time With Bill Maher
Bart Coleman — Senior Talent Producer, Comedy Central
John F. Feldsted — Attorney, Feldsted & Scolney
Mark Flanagan — Owner, Largo at The Coronet
Max Gail — Actor-Director
Andrew Hernandez — Contractor-Architect
David Koechner — Actor-Comedian
Larva — Outreach Director, The Vortex
Andy Lassner — Executive Producer, Ellen
Nadia McCaffrey — Gold Star Mom
Cameron Melville — Entrepreneur, The Vortex, Helsinki Hudson
Stephen Melville — Chair, Melville Charitable Trust
Sarvenaz Mobasser — Physician
Michael O’Gorman — Executive Director, Farmer Veteran Coalition
Greg Proops — Comedian-Host
Ricardo Reyes — Deputy Secretary of Minority Veterans, California Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Santosh Sundaresan — Director, USC Mobile Dental Clinic
Carl A. Welty — Architect
Geza X — Musician-Producer


P.O. Box 92
Long Beach, CA 90801


Institutional Donors
Arts Council for Long Beach
Brooklyn Bagel Bakery
California Department of Veterans Affairs
City of Los Angeles
DEW Foundation
Hotel Normandie

Individual Donors
Dawn Cameron
Julie Mossberg Kaplan
Cameron Melville
Damon Powell
Marcia Goldy Rhodes


Our Command Center is The Vortex at 2341 E. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90021, between Mateo Street to the west and Santa Fe Avenue to the east. If you’re ready to organize your own event or to collaborate with us, click here to submit your proposal. If you have questions or would like to come see the venue, send us an email or give us a call at 626.986.3543.

Parking is allowed only on Porter Street (parallel to Olympic, north side of the building) or (for events only) in the parking lot accessible from the alley adjacent to the freeway ramp on Porter Street. For self-parking events, go to the end of the alley (northernmost point, north side of Porter) to the area shown on the map below. The Vortex is accessible only from the alley on the east side of the building. Approach from Olympic Boulevard or Porter Street. For events with valet parking, drive into the alley from Olympic. Click on the map for directions.

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