CHERP Inc. (Community Home Energy Retrofit Project), 501(c)(3), is dedicated to fighting global warming in the building sector, and “Locally Grown Power” is our capstone project. Locally Grown Power will be the first non-profit solar panel assembly factory in the United States. We are combining cutting edge technology with enlightened economics to comprehensively address greenhouse gasses, jobs, local economic stimulus, and environmental justice.
Since 2001, CoachArt has matched volunteer coaches with students for one-on-one or group lessons in arts and athletics. Their vision is that one day every family impacted by chronic illness will be connected to a community of support and an opportunity to learn and grow together.
human-I-T connects low-income individuals and nonprofits to technology, internet, and digital training. By reusing instead of recycling electronics, our team transforms e-waste into opportunities to promote digital inclusion and digital access.
Our Children LA (OCLA) is a Los Angeles nonprofit organization formed to use mobile-centric communications and web-based resources to raise regional awareness and offer support for improving the life conditions for local children and youth under 25 with a unique emphasis on those who are underserved and at-risk.
RJFund advocates for, designs, and deploys innovative interventions at every step of the criminal justice system. They provide full-service legal representation to lifers coming home after decades of incarceration. They design and deploy pre-arrest and pre-charge diversions for prosecutors and law enforcement that save time, money, and lives.They develop tools to aid decision makers in planning more effective interventions for the most vulnerable justice-involved people. They offer customized workshops and trainings for stakeholders to learn how Restorative Justice can be applied to design a better justice system.
Safe Place for Youth was founded in 2011 by a group of dedicated volunteers and Founder/Executive Director Alison Hurst, offering hot food, clothing and socks to homeless youth in Venice Beach from their cars. Since the beginning they have been driven to give youth opportunities to transform by multiplying their services, building their programming and strengthening their partnerships.
Addressing urban psychological trauma through research, treatment, and training. Conducting mental preparedness trainings taught by TUI psychologist with a focus on psycho-education i.e. training individuals how to address trauma in a way that does not result in PTSD or trauma spectrum disorders.
First Day serves approximately 2,300 unduplicated individuals through outreach, homelessness prevention, housing, health, advocacy, and other services on behalf of our clientele. They also serve the Greater Whittier network of providers and community members as a leader in cross-sector convening, information sharing, and volunteer coordination. As their influence continues to grow, they remain committed to stakeholder engagement and responsiveness to meeting critical needs in the community.
A group of young individuals committed to changing the perception of Alzheimer’s Disease. Their members can be found in high schools and college campuses across the nation creating a grassroots movement to seek the cure. We are youth advocates. They are youth caregivers and youth researchers.
Coalition for Responsible Community Development 'CRCD'
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.
Coro Southern California
Natalie Samarjian, Executive Director
Coro’s mission is to strengthen the democratic process by preparing individuals for effective and ethical civic leadership.
Marisa Yamamoto, 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.
Inner City Struggle
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.
Jewish Free Loan Association
Rachel Grose, Executive Director
The Jewish Free Loan Association of Los Angeles offers interest-free loans on a non-sectarian basis to individuals and families whose needs are urgent and who may not qualify through normal financial resources.
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-Másis 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.
Las Fotos Project
Eric Ibarra, Executive Director
Las Fotos Project’s mission is to elevate the voices of teenage girls from underserved communities through the lens of photography, capturing moments that inspire themselves and others to critically examine the world.
ProjectQ uses hair as a form of social justice. We give free haircuts and workshops to LGBTQIA+ homeless youth. Specifically black transgender youth.
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.