All Roads Head Toward Success at Boys & Girls Clubs LA Harbor

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor (BGCLAH) launched the Pathways to Success initiative to ensure that every aspect of the club’s programming is geared to inspire kids about their futures. Through the initiative, kids work with staff to design a roadmap that will guide and encourage them to identify goals that will help them get to where they want to go. “Our kids need to know that there is a path [...more...]

Five Keys: Incarceration Meets Aspiration

“Hope.” This overworked noun can read like a blasé greeting card shorthand to those who have no need of it. For Tammy Johnson – who spent 28 years in prison for a murder her abuser [...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…]

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…]

Reimagining High School, Da Vinci RISE Gives Students a Rewarding Future Da Vinci RISE High School

At first, Donnaysia thought it strange the teachers at Da Vinci RISE High, a charter school in Los Angeles designed […more…]

The Arts

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…]

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…]

Social Justice

More Young Readers Means Fewer Prisons J3 Foundation

Diane Ausbon had every reason to drop fourth grader Jolonne from J3’s reading intervention program when he wouldn’t stop disrupting […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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Global Reach

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

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…]

Reimagining High School, Da Vinci RISE Gives Students a Rewarding Future Da Vinci RISE High School

At first, Donnaysia thought it strange the teachers at Da Vinci RISE High, a charter school in Los Angeles designed […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…]

For the Children

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…]

More Young Readers Means Fewer Prisons J3 Foundation

Diane Ausbon had every reason to drop fourth grader Jolonne from J3’s reading intervention program when he wouldn’t stop disrupting […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…]

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…]

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…]

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

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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

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…]

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…]