2019 Social Impact Fast Pitch
The 11th Annual SVP LA Social Impact Fast Pitch is the culmination of a 10-week training program for innovative, high-impact nonprofits that are driving positive change across Greater Los Angeles.
The program helps nonprofit leaders powerfully communicate their story and connects them with leaders in the business, philanthropic, and nonprofit communities (that’s you!) who will help them achieve their goals.
At the final event on March 21st, twelve nonprofit leaders will each have 3 minutes to pitch to a panel of judges and an audience of over 500, competing to win awards totaling $100,000.
More than half of all ticket sales go to prizes for presenting nonprofits. The remaining funds support SVP LA programming and events like this!
See our 2018 Fast Pitch Participant videos: HERE
Meet the 2019 Social Impact Fast Pitch Presenters:
Angela LoBue, COO
As the lead agency for the Youth CES in South LA, CRCD brings resources to underserved youth in South LA including workforce development and education programs, housing, and opportunities to lead in their own neighborhoods.
Marisa Hamamoto, Founder, CEO & Artistic Director
Infinite Flow is an Inclusive Dance Company, uses dance as a vehicle to eliminate the stigma and inequality associated with disability and create a more inclusive society where people of all abilities are included.
Jennifer Maldonado, Community Planning Organizer
Inner City Struggle strives to build a powerful and an influential movement of youth and families on the Eastside of Los Angeles to promote healthy, safe and nonviolent communities. ICS are addressing displacement of renters in the Eastside of Los Angeles by bridging information services and policy driven advocacy.
Jesse Aguiar, Director “Beyond Foster Care”
Created and driven by former foster youth, Beyond Foster Care seeks to improve the life-long trajectory of former foster youth in California through advocacy. Building on Journey House’s long standing commitment to support foster youth in education, the campaign is focused on creating statewide solutions to improve education outcomes for all former foster youth.
Helen Leung, Co-Executive Director
LA-Más is a non-profit urban design organization with a mission to help lower-income and underserved communities shape their future through policy and architecture. We envision a world where city growth is equitable and self-directed — where the best local solutions are brought to a city-wide scale.
Liza Rivera, Director of Innovative Economic Initiatives
SBCC’s Innovative Economic Initiatives (IEI) impact area co-creates financial opportunities with low-income and immigrant community members. Taking a strengths and asset-based approach, IEI promotes residents’ marketable skills, talents and assets that can be leveraged to increase their household income and economic stability.
Arjuna O'Neal, Executive Director/Founder
Share Necessities teaches mindfulness, yoga, and wellness to youth in South Central LA. It’s their mission to “Bring Inner Peace to the Streets” with youth education programs, urban garden, and community center. They are dedicated to empowering individuals and families by providing the tools to build health, confidence, and transformation in one of Los Angeles’ most underserved communities.
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