Private School Axis Creates Equitable Access for Students of Color

Collette Bowers Zinn, a fourth-generation educator and former litigator, founded the nonprofit Axis in 2020 to address persistent disparities in education. A Los Angeles private school graduate herself, former school administrator for 15 years, and now a private school parent, Bowers Zinn has a firsthand understanding of both the transformative power of world-class education and the challenges of being a student of color in predominantly white schools.  “I feel that children that fall all across [...more...]

Providing Glasses To Help Children Succeed in School

Six-year-old Yahaira’s favorite part of school was looking at picture books. But as her vision became worse, she couldn’t enjoy storytime with the rest of her classmates. This all changed when Vision To Learn visited [...more...]

 

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Youth Development

One Love: Saving Young Lives from Relationship Abuse One Workshop at a Time One Love Foundation

Yeardley Love was a vibrant University of Virginia lacrosse player when she was killed by her ex-boyfriend three weeks before […more…]

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…]

The Inspiring Journey of Ricardo Ibarra Access U Foundation

Ricardo Ibarra’s story is one of perseverance, passion, and the pursuit of excellence. Born to Mexican parents who immigrated to […more…]

The Arts

Building Truth Holocaust Museum LA

Holocaust Museum LA broke ground on November 15, 2023 on the Jona Goldrich Campus, designed by award-winning architect Hagy Belzberg. […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…]

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…]

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…]

J3: Now Reaching Twice as Many Struggling Readers J3 Foundation

Exciting changes are happening in J3 Foundation’s Cozy Reading Club. The non-profit is expanding their free literacy program to reach […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

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…]

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…]

Health

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…]

One Love: Saving Young Lives from Relationship Abuse One Workshop at a Time One Love Foundation

Yeardley Love was a vibrant University of Virginia lacrosse player when she was killed by her ex-boyfriend three weeks before […more…]

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…]

Global Reach

Search Dog Foundation Named One of the Best Nonprofits to Work For 2024 National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is thrilled to announce it was recently selected as one of the 2024 Best […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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

For the Children

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…]

PUENTE Charter Elementary School Selected for the California Community School Partnership Program PUENTE Learning Center

We are proud to announce that PUENTE Charter Elementary School has been selected as an implementation grantee in the California […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…]

Family Well-Being

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…]

Brady United Against Gun Violence Brady | United Against Gun Violence

Brady United Against Gun Violence, aka the Brady Center, marks its 50th anniversary since its founding. But the organization that […more…]

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…]

Education

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…]

Show Gun Safety – Modeling Safe Gun Use in TV and Film Brady | United Against Gun Violence

In the world of TV and cinema, being shot with a handgun often has the fallout of a stubbed toe […more…]

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…]

Community Resilience

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…]

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…]

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…]

Animals to the Rescue

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…]

Search Dog Foundation Named One of the Best Nonprofits to Work For 2024 National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is thrilled to announce it was recently selected as one of the 2024 Best […more…]

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…]

Advocacy

Show Gun Safety – Modeling Safe Gun Use in TV and Film Brady | United Against Gun Violence

In the world of TV and cinema, being shot with a handgun often has the fallout of a stubbed toe […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…]

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…]