Giving Challenges

Building a Healthy Adulthood The RightWay Foundation

Larry is 19 years old. Smart and motivated, he is a foster youth, touched by the criminal justice system when […more…]

Everyday Heroes in Ukraine Rescue 14,000 Children and Families with Support of Children’s Charity Kidsave

Evacuees in Ukraine call Kidsave’s team there “Angels of Hope.” What started as a small, rag-tag group of civilians, orphan […more…]

A Place to Grow a Family The RightWay Foundation

Aimee was referred to The RightWay Foundation by Long Beach City College. She had recently emancipated from the foster care […more…]

In Her Own Words: Adria, 17, on Mental Health The Children’s Partnership

“Being part of this collective really just validated my feelings that us youth matter,” said Adria Marin, a 17-year-old photographer […more…]

Providing a Path Forward The RightWay Foundation

Crystal was in the foster care system since she was a little girl, after being removed from her home due […more…]

Keeping Children Home Violence Intervention Program

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) was founded in 1984, as the Center for the Vulnerable Child, the first Child Advocacy […more…]

Forming Foster Youths’ Futures The RightWay Foundation

Franco Vega knows the hardships kids in South Central Los Angeles often face, because he himself went through it. Growing […more…]

Getting into the Ideal College: a Reality for Everyone Mentors 4 College

Anne was a senior at Hollywood High School hoping to become a veterinarian. But the daughter of a single mom […more…]

Instilling Civic Duty in L.A.’s Future Leaders Coro Southern California

Founded in San Francisco in the wake of World War II by attorney W. Donald Fletcher and investment counselor Van […more…]

Supporting the College and Career Dreams of Students in Public Housing Southern California College Access Network

Imagine it’s your senior year of high school. You are excited to apply to college. But, you don’t have a […more…]

Youth in Foster Care Find ‘Community is Family’ Peace4Kids

Since 1998, South Los Angeles nonprofit Peace4Kids has connected youth in foster care to a community they can count on […more…]

Partners for Children South L.A. Partners for Children South Los Angeles

Liza Bray remembers a mother and child walking into a Partners for Children South L.A. (PCSLA) partner agency clinic desperate […more…]

Forever Changing Children’s Lives Paras Los Niños

In 1979, an article appeared in the Los Angeles Times depicting how unsupervised children growing up on Skid Row were […more…]

Finding Foster Youth Forever Families Kidsave

Inspired by their experiences adopting children and visiting Russian and Kazakhstani orphanages in the early 1990s, Randi Thompson and her […more…]

‘Applause is Empowering’ and Transformational for Young People Fernando Pullum Center

Fernando Pullum was always told he’d end up in prison. But the trumpet player, raised by his great-grandmother, discovered music […more…]

Empowering Youth Through Community Journalism Boyle Heights Beat

For the past 11 years, Boyle Heights Beat has offered a unique brand of bilingual journalism in an often neglected, […more…]

California’s Foster Care Watchdog AdvoKids

Margaret Coyne and Jan Sherwood were both attorneys working in California’s juvenile dependency system when they met in the early […more…]

Activities, Recreation & Care: Loving Bigger ARC-Cares

In the 1960s, there were few services available to parents who were raising children with Down syndrome. Refusing to accept […more…]

Support Silverlake’s Musical Scholars Silverlake Conservatory of Music

Silverlake Conservatory of Music (SCM) was founded in 2001 by Flea (real name Michael Peter Balzary) of the Red Hot […more…]

Forever Changing California’s Commitment to the Emotional Well-Being of its Children California Children’s Trust

Driving real, lasting social change requires clear vision, an ability to articulate that vision, and then the ability to ensure […more…]

Ready to Succeed Ready to Succeed

Former film executive and entrepreneur Romi Lassally’s children were in high school when she began envisioning a career mentorship program […more…]

Happy Trails for Kids offers L.A. Foster Kids a Summer Camp All Their Own Happy Trails for Kids

For the millions of American kids who get to go year after year, summer camp exists on its own special […more…]

Putting Children and Families Front and Center The Children’s Partnership

Mayra E. Alvarez – who leads The Children’s Partnership (TCP), where she works to put California’s children front and center […more…]

The Transformational Power of Therapy A Home Within

A child comes into your life. Your response is an unqualified commitment to them – no matter what they say […more…]