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Future of the Social Sector and Future of Black Wealth Series Arabella Advisors

Arabella Advisors has held two events this year in Arabella’s Future of the Social Sector series. For both events, they […more…]

MacKenzie Scott Gifts Friends LA $2.9 Million Friends of the Children

Makes history as Friends LA’s largest gift ever from individual donor Friends LA is thrilled to announce that it has […more…]

A Home Within Invites You to Our Next Community Workshop featuring Tom Insel!  A Home Within

We’re thrilled to invite you to our next free Community Workshopon Thursday, August 24th from 10am-12pm PDT featuring keynote speaker […more…]

WIN: White House Announces Phase Out of Single-Use Plastics in U.S. National Parks Plastic Pollution Coalition

The White House announced today that the Department of the Interior will reduce and eventually phase out the sale of […more…]

Coach Steve Kerr on Why He Fights to Prevent Gun Violence Brady | United Against Gun Violence

Preventing gun violence] is the number one issue for me.” — Coach Steve Kerr Thirty-six years ago, Golden State Warriors […more…]

A Webinar Invitation: Unthinkable. Unfathomable. Unfixable? Arabella Advisors

In the wake of horrifying—and horrifyingly common—gun violence tragedies like those in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, our basic […more…]

A Home Within Invites You to Our Next Continuing Education Event  A Home Within

Please join us for our next free Continuing Education event! Did you know that when you volunteer with A Home […more…]

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…]

Spotlight on Our Volunteers: Andre T. Moore, Sr. Centinela Youth Services

Judging from the number of skills and hours Andre T. Moore, Sr. contributes to the well-being of our Los Angeles […more…]

CYS Clinical Case MGMT: Turning Lives Around Centinela Youth Services

17-year-old Nicole T. was facing felony weapons charges when referred to CYS by LA County Sheriff’s deputies for assessment and […more…]

The Arts of Restitution: A Natural Centinela Youth Services

CYS youth participants often have a talent that is revealed during mediation and provides a springboard for a meaningful restitution. […more…]

Butterflly App Available to CLC Clients at No Cost!  Children’s Law Center

The mental health and wellness app offers digital tools to manage stress, build resilience, and combat the unprecedented mental health […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…]

Who’s Watching California’s Government?  CalMatters

The government running the world’s fifth largest economy spends more than $300 billion a year and disburses billions more in […more…]

A Global Plastics Treaty to “Turn Off the Tap” Wins Support at UNEA Plastic Pollution Coalition

In what is being heralded as a historic win for advocates working to tackle the plastic pollution crisis, parties to […more…]

Update on Ukraine HIAS

Please check out the HIAS Ukraine Crisis Response page, which includes how to donate and our useful Ukraine FAQ page. The needs have never been greater […more…]

Mentors 4 College Kicks Off “Diversity 1000” Expansion Program Mentors 4 College

Mentors 4 College, a unique, one-to-one college mentoring program for high school students and their parents, announced today that it […more…]

California Anti-Poverty Organizations Applaud Legislation to Strengthen Safety Net for Children Impacted by COVID-19 and Lay Groundwork for “Baby Bonds” GRACE

GRACE, End Child Poverty in California and Liberation in a Generation Urge Lawmakers to Pass the Bill, Which Would Pave […more…]

The Ugly Side of Beauty: The Cosmetics Industry’s Plastic Packaging Problem Plastic Pollution Coalition

The cosmetics industry generates approximately US$ 341.1 billion annually—and 120 billion units of plastic packaging, most of which are not […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…]

We Just Launched Our Gun Store Transparency Project Brady | United Against Gun Violence

The largest database of ATF gun store inspection reports ever released to the public, exposing gun stores cited for breaking […more…]

Brady Responds To Remarks By President Biden, Vice President Harris On Anniversary Of January 6 Insurrection Brady | United Against Gun Violence

Brady released a new report and a webpage on the “Origin of an Insurrection: How Second Amendment Extremism Led to […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…]

An Unconditional Education Model Because Every Kid Deserves Educational Success Seneca

When Robin Detterman took a job 15 years ago as a special education teacher at Pathfinder Academy – a school […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…]

Dedicated to Ending Hunger Mazon

A stunning one in 10 households in the United States currently faces hunger. MAZON’s focus is to expose this reality, […more…]

Breaking the Foster Care Cycle, One Young Family at a Time Children’s Law Center

The Children’s Law Center of California is the nation’s largest nonprofit law firm exclusively representing children – including those who […more…]

Lyndsey’s Legacy White Buffalo Land Trust

Long before she got sick, Lyndsey McMorrow believed it was possible for people to be conscious stewards of the earth. […more…]

Providing Comprehensive Primary Health Care for People in Need Venice Family Clinic

Venice Family Clinic began in 1970 in a storefront dental office when Drs. Philip Rossman and Mayer B. Davidson saw […more…]

A Pro Bono Powerhouse for Southern California and Beyond USC Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research

Some 37 million people – more than 15 percent of the adult population – suffer from chronic kidney disease, according […more…]

Putting Care for Healthcare Providers First Keck Medicine of USC

In spring 2020, the University of Southern California’s Keck Medicine of USC launched a comprehensive program called Care for the […more…]

Progress in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute

The University of Southern California’s Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI) is using research and analysis to slow the ever-growing Alzheimer’s […more…]

Groundbreaking Care and Research for Children with Complex Medical Conditions UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

Sick and injured children entering UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital are not only met by a 60-foot welcome wall with messages […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…]

Empowering Communities From Within Social Justice Learning Institute

The Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI), based in Inglewood, has taken a three-pronged approach to fighting the inequity since it […more…]

A Pro Bono Powerhouse for Southern California and Beyond Public Counsel

Founded by attorney Frederick Nicholas in Los Angeles in 1970, Public Counsel has grown to become the nation’s largest public […more…]

Visionary Sisters Collaborating to Create a More Just and Healthy Planet Plastic Pollution Coalition

For the Cohen sisters, taking on the embodiment of the fossil fuel and climate crisis – plastic – started with […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…]

Where Grievers Come to Find Hope Our House Grief Support Center

As a volunteer for the first hospice team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the early 1990s, Jo-Ann Lautman comforted patients […more…]

Creating Just Justice Systems National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform

Born and raised in Oakland, California, David Muhammad faced his fair share of challenges, finding himself both in the juvenile […more…]

Promoting American Pluralism Muslim Public Affairs Council

After years of negative portrayals of Muslims in American entertainment, a growing number of young American Muslims are heading to […more…]

Justice for Students with Educational Barriers Learning Rights Law Center

The Learning Rights Law Center exists for a singular purpose: To ensure that no child will suffer from the tragic […more…]

Greater than the Sum of its Arts LA Opera

Opera is a timeless art form. Each night as the lights dim and the curtain rises, audiences share in a […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…]

Embodying the Pledge of ‘Never Again’ Jewish World Watch

Jewish World Watch (JWW) envisions a future without genocide and mass atrocities; a world that does not stand idly by […more…]

Defending Rights, Securing Justice Human Rights Watch

For more than 40 years, Human Rights Watch has investigated human rights abuses, exposed the facts, and demanded change in […more…]

Standing up for Refugees Across the Globe HIAS

HIAS, founded in the 1880s as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society to assist Jewish refugees arriving in the United States, […more…]

Bringing Hope to California Children GRACE

California is the world’s fifth-largest economy, but it is also the state with the largest number of children living in […more…]

Holding Youth-Serving Systems to Account Through Journalism and Youth Voice Fostering Media Connections

The best journalism often tells the stories that no one else sees. Stories that have the power to change minds, […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…]

Standing up to Bigotry and Hate Facing History and Ourselves

Liz Vogel’s least favorite class while growing up in New Jersey was history. Memorizing facts and dates from the past […more…]

A Better Future for Every Child Everychild Foundation

Alarming numbers of children in South Los Angeles were suffering from asthma and lead poisoning, and a community clinic needed […more…]

Breaking Free from the Legacy of Trauma through Compassion and Understanding Echo

Echo offers a unique trauma-informed, compassionate lens to better understand ourselves and others. We celebrate the resilience of trauma survivors […more…]

Art as Permanence for Black Los Angeles Destination Crenshaw

Destination Crenshaw, is a potential game changer for South Los Angeles. Once complete, the 1.3 miles of Destination Crenshaw will […more…]

Empowering Foster Youth to Be Change Agents California Youth Connection

Janay Eustace found herself in the foster care system as a new high school freshman, juggling her duties as class […more…]

Uplifting South L.A. by Turning Its Youth into Stars Brotherhood Crusade

The young Black man with the ear-length dreads is wearing a brand new, white sweatshirt with MOREHOUSE emblazoned across his […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…]

A Full-Service Approach to Fostering Stability for Children Alliance for Children’s Rights

In the fraught world of child welfare, the 30-year-old Alliance for Children’s Rights has always found a way to discover […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…]

A Heritage of Healing Adventist Health Glendale Foundation

One of Southern California’s oldest and most innovative hospitals, Adventist Health Glendale (formerly Glendale Adventist Medical Center) was founded in […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…]

Community Becomes Eclectic KCRW

In March 2008, an up-and-coming British singer stopped by KCRW’s studio on the campus of Santa Monica College to perform […more…]

Mentors Breaking the Cycle of Foster Care for Los Angeles Kids Friends of the Children

When Friends of the Children approached foster youth advocate Thomas Lee for help launching its mentoring program in Los Angeles, […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…]

Whole-Person Cancer Care Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology

Often a cancer diagnosis makes people feel like their world is about to collapse. At UCLA Health cancer clinics, patients […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…]

A New Way of Life – Just That for Formerly Incarcerated Women A New Way of Life

Imagine leaving prison with only $200 and a bus ticket. No identification, no social security card, no place to go, […more…]

Bringing Students’ Potential into Focus Vision to Learn

For underperforming public schools across the country, the myriad challenges are plain to see. Too often, for students in those […more…]

Teaching the Cowboy Code of the West Urban Saddles

Every Saturday, a then-five-year-old Ghuan Featherstone would put on his cowboy outfit, sit in front of the TV, and tune […more…]

A Place to Call a Permanent Home Step Up

Susan Dempsey’s son Mark was in college when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. The illness changed his life, causing him […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…]

Drawing on Art to Learn P.S. Arts

Anyone who doubts the benefit, nay, necessity of the arts in public schools should meet Dr. Kristen Paglia. Within minutes, […more…]

Supporting LGBTQ Higher Education Point Foundation

When Point Foundation’s founders, longtime friends, got together in 2001, one alarming statistic rang out: Nearly one-third of all lesbian, […more…]

Rescue Dogs. Rescue People. National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Although you’ll seldom see them in comic books, search dogs are the closest thing to real life superheroes. Not only […more…]

Permanent Homes and Ongoing Support for Angelenos Experiencing Homelessness LA Family Housing

The mission of LA Family Housing can be summed up in one sentence, according to President and CEO Stephanie Klasky-Gamer: […more…]

Creating Homes & Hope for Homeless Youth & Students Jovenes

From its roots as a shelter for adolescent Latinos in 1989, Jovenes has become a leading provider of support services […more…]

Moving Fast and Fixing Things iFoster

“Helping kids in foster care reach their full potential.” The lightbulb went off, as it often does, during a walk. […more…]

Give Music Mastery, Change Lives Indelibly The Harmony Project

There’s no secret that there’s power in music. At the Los Angeles-based Harmony Project, giving children the power to play […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…]

Transforming Lives Through Work Goodwill Southern California

For more than a century, Goodwill Southern California has educated, trained, and helped find work for more than one million […more…]

Striving for Equity in College Access and Completion Fulfillment Fund

Joanne Reyes knows firsthand how important a college education is in building opportunity and wealth in immigrant and disadvantaged communities. […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…]

Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline Centinela Youth Services

When Jessica Ellis explains why she works at Centinela Youth Services (CYS), she can’t shake the memory of an 11-year-old […more…]

From Lived Experience to Leadership, Charity Chandler-Cole Charts Bold Path CASA of Los Angeles

Charity Chandler-Cole was locked up in juvenile hall twice – once for stealing underwear for her baby sister and again […more…]

Building a Better Democracy through Unmatched Reporting CalMatters

CalMatters was founded to fill the gap left by a shrinking press corps in order to empower people to engage […more…]

A Teenager Steps Up to Save Lives Brady | United Against Gun Violence

Like many teens, 15-year-old Stephan Abrams was devastated by the 2018 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. […more…]

Fundamentally Changing Philanthropy’s Relationship With Black-Led Organizations Black Equity Collective

The racial wealth gap isn’t just a problem for individual African Americans, but for Black-led organizations (BLOs) as well. “Black-led […more…]

Educating Leaders for a Pluralistic America Bayan Islamic Graduate School

A name like “Jihad Turk” certainly grabs attention, sometimes even prompting apprehension. Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, he tried using […more…]

Comprehensive Support for the Formerly Incarcerated Anti-Recidivism Coalition

To support incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) not only offers rehabilitative programming, job training, housing access, […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…]