Destination Crenshaw is Transforming South L.A., and the Lives of its Residents

When a Metro light rail line running through Crenshaw Boulevard was announced years ago, it sparked fears of displacement and cultural erasure in this largely Black South Los Angeles neighborhood. But community advocates, led by L.A. City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, asked locals how they could benefit from the influx of visitors the Crenshaw/LAX line would bring. That ultimately led to the creation of Destination Crenshaw (DC), a 1.3-mile cultural infrastructure project with a mix of [...more...]

Shanghai: Holocaust Port of Refuge

On Sunday, February 5th, Holocaust Museum LA’s staff members and curators of the traveling exhibition “Hidden History: Recounting the Shanghai Jewish Story” will be speaking at an event in Morgan Hill, along with a 95-year [...more...]

 

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Youth Development

All Roads Head Toward Success at Boys & Girls Clubs L.A. Harbor Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor

The long tail of the pandemic has students still struggling to catch up. Isolation and fitful reintegration have led to […more…]

Boldly Changing Career Access for L.A.’s Youth Unite-LA

Alma Castillo was a rising junior in high school in South Los Angeles. A time when students begin making their […more…]

Inspiring Black Male Youth to Build a Bold, New Future The Hidden Genius Project

Well before Silicon Valley’s diversity problem routinely made headlines, The Hidden Genius Project began to tap into the talents of […more…]

The Arts

Through Dance, She Found the Confidence to Speak Everybody Dance LA!

At 13, Sophia Vasquez moved from Mexico to Los Angeles with her family. Sophia struggled to assimilate into the new […more…]

Winter Raffle Performance Everybody Dance LA!

On Saturday, December 17th, Everybody Dance LA! hosted family and friends for the annual Winter Raffle Performance. This event celebrated […more…]

Museum of Latin American Art – Expanding an Appreciation of Art Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California, is the only accredited Museum in […more…]

Social Justice

98% of People Living in Prison Experienced Childhood Trauma Compassion Prison Project

Abused children can grow up believing that violence is a solution. Childhood trauma can lead to imprisonment. When a child […more…]

Putting an End to Wealth-Based Detention The Bail Project

The Bail Project, a national nonprofit based in Los Angeles, provides free bail assistance and pretrial support to low-income people […more…]

Public Square

Boyle Heights Beat is ‘Por y Para la Comunidad’ Boyle Heights Beat

As news deserts expand across the country, the tight-knit historic immigrant community of Boyle Heights is home to a groundbreaking […more…]

The Social Sector’s Preeminent Source of News and Knowledge Stanford Social Innovation Review

The year was 2003, and the philanthropic sector was going through a period of significant evolution. Every day, new technologies […more…]

Homelessness and Housing

Nonprofit Pioneer Step Up Leads the Way in Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles Step Up

At Step Up, which offers permanent supportive housing to the unhoused in Los Angeles, eviction is not an option. Instead […more…]

Women Helping Women The Downtown Women’s Center

Of the more than 66,000 unhoused people living on Los Angeles County’s streets, over 20,000 are women.  One of them […more…]

Health

Alleviating Homelessness by Providing Recuperative Care National Health Foundation (NHF)

What has the pandemic taught us? Never take good health or access to healthcare for granted. This is the backbone […more…]

Eyeglasses: The Critical Difference for So Many Struggling Students Vision to Learn

Five-year-old Noah was almost legally blind, pressing his nose against the page to make sense of the words. Then a […more…]

UCLA Rape Treatment Center is Healing, Empowering, and Creating Change UCLA Rape Treatment Center and Stuart House

One out of every five American women has been the victim of a completed or attempted rape in her lifetime.  […more…]

Global Reach

Saying Yes to Students Who Need a Supportive School Community Dunn School

“Ne Tentes Aut Perfice.”  This is the Latin motto that students and faculty at Dunn School, a private co-ed college […more…]

Ordinary People Making an Outsized Impact on the World Lightforce One

Determined to make the world a better place, Dave Bauer vowed to give 10% of his net income to people […more…]

Providing Healthcare to the World’s Most Vulnerable Communities World Telehealth Initiative

Esperanza was 19 years old and living in Malawi when she faced a serious health crisis. While giving birth to […more…]

Fostering Care

iFoster is Creating a Path to Self Sufficiency for L.A.’s Foster Youth iFoster

In spite of the tragic outcomes that impact the majority of children raised in foster care, Serita Cox beat the […more…]

Happy Trails for Kids Lets Foster Kids Celebrate Childhood Happy Trails for Kids

For most kids, summer equals fun. Vacations. Camp. Exciting adventures with families and friends.  But that is often not true […more…]

Ready To Succeed is Ready to Take the Next Leap Ready to Succeed

Ready To Succeed, which has set countless youth exiting the turbulence of foster care on their paths to career stability […more…]

For the Children

Holiday Joy Year Round, For All Red Sled Santa Foundation

If you find your way to Cortney Lofton’s workshop in Northridge, California, you will be transported to a functional winter-wonderland; […more…]

Empowering Underserved Middle Schoolers to Succeed The Emily Shane Foundation

On the night their 13-year-old daughter Emily was murdered, Michel and Ellen Shane thought of a way to memorialize her […more…]

PUENTE Learning Center Helping to Make the American Dream Possible PUENTE Learning Center

For Nicole, PUENTE Learning Center’s free college program was a lifeline during the pandemic. A first-generation college student who was […more…]

Family Well-Being

Giving Nonprofits the Power of Information and Resources Children’s Action Coalition

During the COVID-19 pandemic, education advocate Kristina Brittenham was searching for free college counseling services for LAUSD students. Her friend […more…]

An Early Pioneer in Community Empowerment Continues to Break the Cycle of Poverty El Nido Family Centers

Forty years ago, Liz Herrera was studying to become a social worker at UCLA. Herrera told her field advisor that […more…]

From Skid Row, Para Los Niños Is Giving Children a Path to Their Fullest Potential Paras Los Niños

In 1979, the Los Angeles Times published an article about the children of Skid Row. They were hardened by their […more…]

Emergency Services

From the Tragedy of the Oklahoma City Bombing Was Born a Human-canine Bond That Relentlessly Saves Lives National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

When two children got lost during a hike in rural New York with oncoming rain commingling with the darkening night, […more…]

Innovations That Save Lives Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation

Los Angeles County is usually synonymous with entertainment, but the Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation is giving Silicon Valley […more…]

Education

To College and Beyond Educating Students Together 

Yasmin Delahoussaye grew up in kinship care, which is as close to foster care as you can get. The relatives […more…]

With City Year’s Support, She went from Being Misunderstood to U.C. Grad City Year

In elementary school, Jennifer knew she was a smart kid. But, admittedly, she liked to talk back to teachers and […more…]

Free Pizza Sets Leo on a Path to Success Determined to Succeed

Leo* heard about free pizza after school. The middle schooler happily got a slice and listened to a pitch about […more…]

Community Resilience

Destination Crenshaw is Transforming South L.A., and the Lives of its Residents Destination Crenshaw

When a Metro light rail line running through Crenshaw Boulevard was announced years ago, it sparked fears of displacement and […more…]

Nourishing Essential Workers No Us Without You LA

When Los Angeles experienced its first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, Damián Diaz and Othón Nolasco wasted no time helping […more…]

Historic Filipinotown’s Oldest Youth Nonprofit, SIPA, Is an Institution Worth Investing In Search to Involve Pilipino Americans

Long before Allan Pineda Lindo, better known as Apl.de.Ap, would co-found the Black Eyed Peas with William James Adams, aka […more…]

Advocacy

From Despair and Uncertainty to Hope and Opportunity JVS SoCal

When Felicia Cates first sought help through JVS SoCal’s career readiness and job placement centers in the Los Angeles area, […more…]

A Second Chance for Formerly Incarcerated Battered Women Five Keys Home Free

As a kid, Nilda Palacios was sexually abused at home and at school. She tried to escape into a relationship, […more…]

Protect Your Kids, Invest in Brady Brady | United Against Gun Violence

In contemplating the scope and destruction wrought by gun violence, it is understandable to despair. But inaction won’t save your […more…]