ACCESS U Helps Youth Find Academic Success

Aniya Williams, who is proudly holding The Giving List featuring her photo, and her teammates on Mexico's U-17 Women’s National Team came in 2nd last month at the Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championships in Toluca, Mexico.” ACCESS U Foundation’s co-founders, Brad Rothenberg and Joaquín Escoto, ran a successful for-profit youth soccer company for nearly twenty years, growing the game at the grassroots level in Black and Latino communities. Year after year, however, they watched in frustration [...more...]

Student Success is Powerful Fuel

Finding Success – Where They Least Expect It Sevan, newly arrived from Armenia, found himself in a California third grade classroom halfway through the school year, unable to read English at a kindergarten level. He [...more...]

 

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Youth Development

Spirit of Giving: A Special Night of Giving and Gratitude Access U Foundation

ACCESS U Foundation celebrated the end of 2023 with a special night of giving and gratitude at its first-ever public […more…]

ACCESS U Helps Youth Find Academic Success Access U Foundation

ACCESS U Foundation’s co-founders, Brad Rothenberg and Joaquín Escoto, ran a successful for-profit youth soccer company for nearly twenty years, […more…]

Making College Dreams Come True for Underserved, Talented Student-Athletes Access U Foundation

Julie López played soccer for as long as she can remember. Growing up in a family of seven in Sylmar […more…]

The Arts

Inspiring a More Dignified and Humane World Holocaust Museum LA

On a recent morning at Holocaust Museum LA (HMLA), Betsy, a docent, was leading a tour group of 20 LA […more…]

Skirball Cultural Center: A Good Place for Everyone Skirball Cultural Center

You can’t understand the history of the United States without understanding the immigrant story. This is the idea that motivated […more…]

Debbie Allen Dance Academy Gives Kids the ‘Opportunity to Dream’ The Debbie Allen Dance Academy

Debbie Allen started her dance academy in 2001 because she wanted to give as many young people as possible – […more…]

Social Justice

Act Now, or React Later? The Choice is Clear J3 Foundation

Imagine that you could invest $1,500 to prevent a house fire. Without that investment, the cost to rebuild this hypothetical […more…]

Inspiring a More Dignified and Humane World Holocaust Museum LA

On a recent morning at Holocaust Museum LA (HMLA), Betsy, a docent, was leading a tour group of 20 LA […more…]

Venice Community Housing Is Transforming Lives Through Stable Housing Venice Community Housing

A new apartment building in the heart of Venice, California, stands as a testament to the successful work that Venice […more…]

Public Square

Skirball Cultural Center: A Good Place for Everyone Skirball Cultural Center

You can’t understand the history of the United States without understanding the immigrant story. This is the idea that motivated […more…]

Human Rights

A Shining Example of Helping Under-Resourced Communities Become Self Sufficient Lightforce One

Lightforce One is a shining example of the difference one human being can make when they concentrate a laser-like focus […more…]

Homelessness and Housing

The Path to Help All Unhoused Women in L.A. County Downtown Women’s Center

From 2013 to 2020, the number of women experiencing homelessness increased by nearly 70%, according to the Greater Los Angeles […more…]

Venice Community Housing Is Transforming Lives Through Stable Housing Venice Community Housing

A new apartment building in the heart of Venice, California, stands as a testament to the successful work that Venice […more…]

Health

Crop Swap LA Helps Urban Communities Grow Healthy Food Crop Swap LA

If you drive through South Los Angeles these days, you might come across a seemingly incongruous sight sprouting from the […more…]

Providing Glasses To Help Children Succeed in School Vision To Learn

Six-year-old Yahaira’s favorite part of school was looking at picture books. But as her vision became worse, she couldn’t enjoy […more…]

The Path to Help All Unhoused Women in L.A. County Downtown Women’s Center

From 2013 to 2020, the number of women experiencing homelessness increased by nearly 70%, according to the Greater Los Angeles […more…]

Global Reach

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Puts First Responder Boots – and Paws – on the Ground National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

In the wake of Maui’s tragic 2023 wildfires, relief organizations and the goodwill of the world at large poured into […more…]

A Shining Example of Helping Under-Resourced Communities Become Self Sufficient Lightforce One

Lightforce One is a shining example of the difference one human being can make when they concentrate a laser-like focus […more…]

Fostering Care

Happy Trails for Kids: Give Foster Children Their Childhood Back Happy Trails for Kids

“Summer was always the hardest part,” explains Carolina Wolf. Carolina entered foster care when she was 13 years old. “Summer […more…]

Kidsave: Helping Older Foster Kids Find Their Forever Home Kidsave

“When people think about adopting, they typically think about adopting a baby. But every child deserves a family. At Kidsave, […more…]

Meeting Young People’s Greatest Needs with Trusted, Credible Voices Children’s Law Center of California

Alonie will never forget the day she nearly lost her home.  Her apartment’s new management company moved her rental payment […more…]

For the Children

Para Los Niños Provides Children on Skid Row with the Support They Need Paras Los Niños

Without access to proper food, education, or toys to play with, how can a child truly grow into a healthy […more…]

Act Now, or React Later? The Choice is Clear J3 Foundation

Imagine that you could invest $1,500 to prevent a house fire. Without that investment, the cost to rebuild this hypothetical […more…]

All Roads Head Toward Success at Boys & Girls Clubs LA Harbor Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor (BGCLAH) launched the Pathways to Success initiative to ensure that […more…]

Family Well-Being

Lighting the Way for Children With Special Needs Wayfinder Family Services

Imagine the rush of thrilling emotions that comes with preparing to adopt for the very first time. Making it through […more…]

StrengthUnited – Dedicated to Ending Abuse StrengthUnited

The aptly named nonprofit StrengthUnited harnesses resources from its community to bring mental health healing and equal access to opportunities […more…]

Education

Spirit of Giving: A Special Night of Giving and Gratitude Access U Foundation

ACCESS U Foundation celebrated the end of 2023 with a special night of giving and gratitude at its first-ever public […more…]

15th Annual Gala Holocaust Museum LA

Holocaust Museum LA honored icon Arnold Schwarzenegger with the “Award of Courage” at the 15th annual gala on Monday, November […more…]

Ready To Succeed Empowers Underserved Students to Graduate College and Launch Successful Careers Ready to Succeed

Few foster youth and first-generation college students ever make it to their graduation. The numbers are dismal. As little as […more…]

Community Resilience

Five Keys: Incarceration Meets Aspiration Five Keys Home Free

“Hope.” This overworked noun can read like a blasé greeting card shorthand to those who have no need of it. […more…]

Private School Axis Creates Equitable Access for Students of Color AXIS

Collette Bowers Zinn, a fourth-generation educator and former litigator, founded the nonprofit Axis in 2020 to address persistent disparities in […more…]

No Us Without You Feeds the Most Vulnerable No Us Without You LA

Three years after a global pandemic ground the world to a halt, California’s COVID-19 state of emergency was finally lifted […more…]

Animals to the Rescue

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Puts First Responder Boots – and Paws – on the Ground National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

In the wake of Maui’s tragic 2023 wildfires, relief organizations and the goodwill of the world at large poured into […more…]

Happy Trails for Kids: Give Foster Children Their Childhood Back Happy Trails for Kids

“Summer was always the hardest part,” explains Carolina Wolf. Carolina entered foster care when she was 13 years old. “Summer […more…]

Advocacy

No Us Without You Feeds the Most Vulnerable No Us Without You LA

Three years after a global pandemic ground the world to a halt, California’s COVID-19 state of emergency was finally lifted […more…]

StrengthUnited – Dedicated to Ending Abuse StrengthUnited

The aptly named nonprofit StrengthUnited harnesses resources from its community to bring mental health healing and equal access to opportunities […more…]

Venice Community Housing Is Transforming Lives Through Stable Housing Venice Community Housing

A new apartment building in the heart of Venice, California, stands as a testament to the successful work that Venice […more…]