Established in 1994, Communities in Schools aims to reduce violence, prevent school dropouts, and promote the development of at-risk children and young adults. Founder William 'Blinky' Rodriguez negotiated a peace treaty signed by more than 75 valley gangs. Programs include violence prevention, gang intervention, case management, community empowerment, educational services, job development, parenting skills and mental health.
The Female Empowerment Program provides gang-oriented/affiliated teenage girls with case management and mentoring to promote their self-discovery and to empower and redirect them toward safe alternatives.
Established in 1992 in response to civil unrest, Community Build, Inc. works to revitalize low-income communities and promote economic development in South Los Angeles. It provides education, training, employment, and supportive services that promote self-sufficiency. Programs provide youth with case management, life skills, tattoo removal, tutoring, college preparation and retention, job training and placement, and recreation and cultural programs.
The Gang Reduction Program provides gang members from Southwest Los Angeles who wish to leave the gang lifestyle with an artist-in-residence program in which they develop a short film that demystifies gang affiliation.
Founded in 1988, Covenant House California (CHC) provides wraparound services to homeless, transition age youth between 18 - 24 years old. In Los Angeles, onsite programs include a custom-built, dormitory-style 90-day shelter and transitional living program, a medical and mental health clinic, and a community center that houses both day and street outreach programs, and education and employment skills program. CHC’s two offsite supportive apartment programs assist youth who need additional support as they transition to independent living. Through its trauma-informed approach, CHC provides these services to more than 1,800 transition age youth annually.
The Human Trafficking Program reaches out to transition age youth on the street and provides survivors of sex trafficking with shelter and wraparound services to help them find housing, and establish a better life.
Founded in 2011, Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) is the only organization focused exclusively on countering the cultural boycott of Israel. The organization is comprised of prominent members of the entertainment industry who are devoted to promoting the arts as a means to peace. Launched with a Cutting Edge Grant in 2013, Creative Community for Peace has quickly grown from a local response to the cultural boycott of Israel into an international network supporting hundreds of artists who perform there. With a Next Stage Grant, Creative Community for Peace will be able to plan for their continued growth and extend their reach within the entertainment industry.
To ensure the growth and continuity of the organization and to extend its reach within the entertainment industry.
Founded in 2011, Creative Community For Peace mobilizes Hollywood music executives and pop artists to counter the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (also known as the BDS movement) against Israel and to promote a positive image of the country by partnering with high profile Hollywood executives in one-on-one meetings, informal briefings with high profile public figures; and music salons; and establishing a strong online and print media presence to create a distinctive circle of influence where industry insiders educate their artist friends and clients who, in turn, educate the general public about Israel.
To mobilize Hollywood music executives and artists to counter the cultural boycott against Israel through educational salons, briefings and media campaigns.
Founded in 2015, Custom and Craft creates and personalizes texts, services, and prayer books for Shabbat and other holidays.
The Custom and Craft Los Angeles Studio creates a studio and media lab to train Jewish individuals and organizations in the production, distribution, and best practices of online content creation, enabling participants to more effectively connect with wider Jewish audiences throughout Los Angeles, particularly the millennial generation.
Established in 1991, the Daniel Centers, comprised of Tel Aviv's first Reform Synagogue, the Beit Daniel Center for Progressive Judaism and Mishkenot Ruth Daniel (an education center and guest house), aims to expose Israelis to progressive Jewish values including equality, pluralism and Tikkun Olam. Its mission is 'to help secular and Reform Israelis find their 'Jewish Voice' and build meaningful relationships with Diaspora counterparts.' Among other programs, the Daniel Centers conducts adult education classes, runs Jewish enrichment program in 15 kindergartens and after-school care programs, and offers a 'School to Shul' program in more than 40 schools. The 'School to Shul' program introduces Judaism to Israeli students through holiday events, seminars, Bar-Bat Mitzvah courses and more.
Jewish Soul Overhaul trains more than 100 teachers over 3 years at three elementary schools in Tel Aviv and Jaffa to integrate Jewish education into their classroom curriculum and to encourage 2,000 students and their families to incorporate Jewish traditions and rituals into their
Founded in 1978, the Downtown Women's Center (DWC) provides permanent supportive housing and creates a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, while advocating to end homelessness for women. It opened the first Day Center for homeless women in 1978 and the nation's first permanent supportive housing program for women in 1986. DWC is the only organization in downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row exclusively dedicated to serving women.
The Outreach and Housing Placement Program places women experiencing homelessness from throughout Los Angeles in permanent supportive housing.
Founded in 1976, East Los Angeles Women’s Center (ELAWC) works to ensure that all women, girls and their families live free from violence and abuse with an emphasis on Latino communities. ELAWC provides crisis intervention via a bilingual 24-hour hotline, accompaniment services to local hospitals, community outreach, counseling, prevention education, and community health worker training.
Promotoras Contra La Violencia trains Latina community leaders to provide health education and support to primarily Spanish-speaking victims of domestic and sexual violence in the Compton area.
Founded in 1997, Eden Association works with at-risk girls ages 12-18, helping them to re-claim their lives and escape cycles of poverty and violence. The Association includes the Eden Therapeutic Residential Home for At-Risk Teenage Girls, an additional therapeutic residential home for at-risk children, a school for girls, and a social business café. The organization is in the preliminary stages of creating an occupational training center and a health clinic. All of Eden Association’s programs combine behavioral therapies and a feminist-focused approach. The approach helps girls understand that they are the ones responsible for changing their lives and securing a better future.
Second Chance provides girls with the education, life skills and employment experience needed to become self-sufficient, successful adults.
Established in 1999, Educating for Excellence (E4E) works to strengthen Israeli society by reducing socio-economic gaps for at-risk or underserved youth who reside in Israel’s periphery. E4E’s intensive program accompanies each child for over 10 years, over 12-16 weekly hours (four days a week) and during vacations, starting in third grade onward. It provides 1) tailored academic tutoring and support; 2) experiential learning; 3) personal development programs for confidence-building; and 4) social leadership opportunities.
The Economic and Financial Prep for Underserved High School Students program engages underserved students in an academic, multidisciplinary program that provides a strong foundation to pursuing higher education and learning job skills, while overcoming existing socio-economic barriers.
Founded in 2005, Ein Prat is the largest organization in Israel to bring together secular, traditional and religious Israeli young adults for shared Jewish learning. It works to impart knowledge about Judaism and Jewish texts, cultivate an appreciation for Jewish learning and nurture pluralistic Jewish identities. Through its intensive residential Beit Midrash programs, alumni programming and programming impacting the wider Israeli community, Ein Prat has helped to shape Israeli discourse on issues of Jewish identity, Jewish practice and Zionism.
Alumni Network Program builds on the increased Jewish identity fostered through Ein Prat’s intensive study programs, providing an array of Jewish identity programming and activities to alumni and their friends.
Founded in 2002, Ein Prat works to impart knowledge about Judaism and Jewish texts, cultivate an appreciation for Jewish learning, and nurture pluralistic Jewish identities among Israel’s young adults. It offers study programs where participants live on-site for a minimum of 5 weeks and as long as 4 months and spend each day learning Jewish texts in a pluralistic Beit Midrash (adult education facility). Ein Prat serves approximately 300 students from secular and traditional backgrounds each year.
Elul provides pluralistic Jewish educational enrichment to 880 Israeli young adults from across the religious spectrum through a 5-week summer intensive program aimed at enriching participants’ Jewish identity and deepening their connection to the Jewish people.
Founded in 1993, Emotional Health Association dba SHARE's mission is to empower people to change their own lives and provide them with a loving, safe, non-judgmental place where they can find community, information and support. SHARE! provides affordable housing services, self-help meetings at its 2 centers in Culver City and Downtown LA, personalized recovery assistance, and a volunteer-to-job program.
The Collaborative Housing Program matches chronically homeless individuals with housing placements.
Founded in 1993, ETTA serves people with intellectual and development disabilities, and their families, and is one of the premier providers of such services on the West Coast. ETTA's services include residential housing, adult day programs, Summer@ETTA, employment training and placement, and case management.
ETTA's Supported Living Services provide personalized assistance to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who want to live in their own independent residence. Individuals may receive assistance for a few hours or up to 25 hours a day for food shopping, household cleaning, transportation, personal hygiene, medication assistance, and other day-to-day tasks.
Founded in 1993, ETTA offers a full spectrum of services for Jewish adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including residential housing, case management, employment training and placement, educational services, and social services. With a Cutting Edge Grant in 2010, ETTA explored innovative housing solutions for Jewish special needs adults. Today over 50 special needs adults participate in ETTA's group homes and supportive living services and 120 clients receive ETTA's wraparound services. With a Next Stage Grant, ETTA will have the support to successfully navigate its transition to a large service provider and serve the growing special needs adult community.
To position the organization as a large service provider to meet the needs of a growing special needs adult community.
Communities in SchoolsFemale Empowerment ProgramGang Prevention & Intervention
Community BuildGang Reduction ProgramGang Prevention & Intervention
Covenant House CaliforniaHuman Trafficking ProgramHuman Trafficking
Creative Community for PeaceCreative Community for PeaceIsrael Advocacy
Creative Community For PeaceCreative Community For PeaceIsrael Advocacy
Custom and CraftCustom and Craft Los Angeles StudiosNext Gen Engagement
Daniel Centers for Progressive JudaismJewish Soul OverhaulJewish Identity
Downtown Women's CenterOutreach and Housing Placement ProgramAddressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
East Los Angeles Women's CenterPromotoras Contra La ViolenciaDomestic & Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
Eden AssociationSecond ChanceAt-Risk Youth
Educating for ExcellenceEconomic and Financial Prep for Underserved High School StudentsEconomic Development
Ein PratAlumni Network ProgramJewish Identity
Ein PratElulJewish Identity
Emotional Health Association dba SHARECollaborative Housing ProgramAddressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
ETTASupported Living ServicesSpecial Needs