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Youth Development

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…]

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…]

The Arts

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…]

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…]

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

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…]

Building the Bones of Something Great Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children

According to the World Health Organization, significant orthopaedic injuries account for more patient cases worldwide than cancer and HIV-AIDS combined. […more…]

Global Reach

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…]

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…]

Saving Ukraine’s Vulnerable Children, Now and Into the Future Kidsave

Since 2016, the U.S.-based nonprofit Kidsave has been in Ukraine working to find older kids living in orphanages and institutions, […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…]

Forever Families and Connections for Older Kids in Foster Care Kidsave Los Angeles

Matt, a Los Angeles teenager living in foster care, was “mad, irritated,” and most of all “disappointed” when his social […more…]

Helping Foster Care Survivors ‘Weather the Storms’ A Home Within

Anthony Pico was homeless, unemployed, and had aged out of the foster care system when he started seeing a therapist […more…]

For the Children

Shanghai: Holocaust Port of Refuge Holocaust Museum LA

On Sunday, February 5th, Holocaust Museum LA’s staff members and curators of the traveling exhibition “Hidden History: Recounting the Shanghai […more…]

Helping New Parents Born Every Day SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A.

Stephanie M. Tombrello, LCSW, CPSTI, Executive Director Emeritus of SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. has been involved in child passenger safety since 1970. […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…]

Family Well-Being

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…]

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…]

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

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…]

A Living Laboratory for Regenerative Agriculture White Buffalo Land Trust

White Buffalo Land Trust has a vital purpose: to restore the ecosystem through agriculture and in the process directly address […more…]

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…]

Community Resilience

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…]

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…]

Advocacy

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…]

It Starts at Home: Building Strong Families Through Multidisciplinary Advocacy Children’s Law Center of California

Pauline, a 19-year-old in Los Angeles’ extended foster care program and a new mother, drew the unwanted attention of the […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…]