Founded in 1937, Builders of Jewish Education works to support and enhance Jewish educational experiences, from early childhood through high school, across the full Jewish, religious, and cultural spectrum.
The Jewish Education Customer Relations Management Program helps Jewish families identify formal and informal Jewish educational opportunities for their children. BJE enhanced its website to match Jewish families to educational opportunities; employed a new customer relations management software system that links to the website; and built a cadre of peer ambassadors to connect customers to appropriate educational opportunities. As a result, Jewish families, including those not currently engaged in Jewish education, have access to a comprehensive, reliable resource to locate a spectrum of educational opportunities that meet their needs and interests.
Encourage an increased number of Jewish families accessing formal and informal Jewish educational opportunities for their children.
Founded in 1978 as a part the California State University Foundation, California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) provides training and standards-based curriculum in economics to California teachers. Its mission is to prepare California's students to participate in the global economy as responsible workers, consumers, savers and citizens. CCEE helps teachers teach students the value of their human capital, how markets work and where students fit in the global economy. This economic context helps students make better, more informed choices, such as choosing to finish high school, while taking control of their lives and building self esteem.
MoneyWise Teen trains teachers of low- and moderate-income students to help students learn responsible decision-making and the consequences of their choices, develop real-life business skills, and learn how to manage their personal finances.
Established in 1956, Camp Ramah of California provides summer and year-round opportunities for campers, staff, and other program participants to explore and strengthen their Jewish identity and creativity and experience the beauty of nature.
Camp Ohr Lanu provides a week-long camp for families with special needs children ages four to fourteen.
Founded in 1971, the Center for Educational Technology works to empower educational systems around the globe by creating innovative learning environments that balance pedagogical needs with the evolution of new technology. It offers technology platforms and tools to enhance teaching, learning and assessment; develops online and blended learning models; and innovates in the field of STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math). It has most recently launched 929 (the number of chapters in the Tanach, which is the Torah (5 books of Moses), Neviim (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings), which uses a variety of technological outlets to share Jewish learning throughout Israel.
929 engages Israeli Jews of all religious identities in studying the 929 chapters of the Tanach, as a tool to increase pluralistic and respectful speech amongst all sectors of Israeli society.
Founded in 1978, the Center for the Pacific-Asian Family (CPAF) specializes in serving Asian and Pacific Islander (API) survivors of domestic and sexual violence. CPAF addresses API survivors’ need for linguistically accessible and culturally responsive services to help them find safety, access to legal resources and social services. Its programs and services include a 24-hour hotline and intervention services in over 30 API languages and dialects, an emergency & transitional shelter, employment & housing initiatives, and prevention education.
Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention program provides immediate response services to survivors of sexual assault through a 24-hour hotline, individualized crisis counseling and support groups.
Founded in 1991, Centro Latino for Literacy (Centro Latino) seeks to address the need for basic literacy instruction among the Los Angeles Latino community. Centro Latino teaches non-literate Spanish speakers how to read and write in Spanish to build foundational reading and writing skills – and the confidence – to subsequently learn English and pursue other educational and personal goals.
Listos teaches practical financial skills in Spanish to adults, ages 18+, who have basic reading and writing skills.
Chabad of the Conejo was established in 1979 as a branch of Chabad of the Greater San Fernando Valley to provide a center for Jewish education, worship and outreach to Jews from all walks of life residing in the Conejo Valley. Its mission is to implement and operate educational and community outreach programs that promote awareness, knowledge and observance of Jewish tradition and a sense of Jewish pride and solidarity. It offers youth programs, adult education and community services and outreach.
The Chabad Center for Jewish Life project will construct the two-story Center for Jewish Life building that includes classrooms, offices, meeting space, and a kitchen and library/chapel.
Founded in 1987, Chai Lifeline is the international health support organization whose emotional, social, and financial support enables ill children, families, and communities to cope with the crises and daily challenges of serious pediatric illness.
i-Shine is an after-school program that provides support, mentorship, Jewish experiences, and friendship to hundreds of children whose lives have been disrupted by the illness or death of a parent or sibling.
Founded in 1955 in the underground of the former Soviet Union (FSU), Chamah helps Jews economically through job placement, holiday food distribution and spreading Jewish identity. Today, Chamah runs humanitarian and educational programs in Russia, the United States and Israel. Since 1971, Chamah’s work in Israel has included assisting immigrants to find jobs, placing immigrant children in suitable educational institutions, establishing Judaic libraries with literature in Russian, and publishing Judaic materials in Russian. In 1989, Chamah established a day care center that serves over 100 children. The center has been visited by many government representatives and serves as a model for other centers across the country.
Holiday and Weekend Retreats convenes Shabbat and holiday retreats for immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, with the goal of enhancing participants’ Jewish identity and awareness.
Chapter Two Inc. was established in 2008 to provide healthy alternatives to gang association, juvenile delinquency, and gang-related crimes in disenfranchised communities of LA. It educates at-risk youth and their families on the causes and effects of gang violence; trains and certifies Gang Intervention Workers throughout the City of LA; and provides counseling, employment training, child care assistance, and other services to help youth achieve self-sufficiency.
The Gang Intervention Project provides at-risk youth in South Los Angeles with gang prevention activities including counseling, sports, and music enrichment.
Founded in 1993, Children Youth and Family Collaborative (CYFC) works to prevent foster youth from experiencing the negative outcomes associated with involvement in the foster care system, such as school dropout, incarceration, unemployment and homelessness. In partnership with school districts and individual schools, CYFC staff is placed at schools and provides the school’s foster youth with regular tutoring and academic support. The organization also works with foster youth agencies to form a multi-agency care team to monitor student outcomes, prevent students from being moved from schools, and provide comprehensive support through the transition from the foster system to adulthood.
The Academic Remediation, Intervention, Support Services, and Education program provides foster youth at schools in Los Angeles individualized academic support through onsite education specialists at school campuses able to address educational challenges in real time.
Founded in 1904, Children’s Bureau of Southern California is dedicated to providing vulnerable children—especially in the early years—the foundation necessary to become caring and productive adults by preventing child abuse and neglect; protecting, nurturing, and treating abused children; enhancing the potential of families and communities to meet the needs of their children; and advancing the welfare of children and families through programs in foster care, adoption, child development, parent education, mental health, research, and advocacy.
NuParent prepare and supports families in providing nurturing environments for their infants and toddlers and trains facilitators at partner organizations.
Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Children’s Hospital) is a nonprofit medical center with a local, national, and international impact on children's health. Children’s Hospital’s mission is to create hope and build healthier futures. This mission is achieved through expert medical care; psychosocial support services for patients and families; community outreach programs; medical education; and pediatric research. It serves more than 97,000 children each year. It is the only hospital in California ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News and World Report.
The Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Infant Mental Health Services program will train medical and mental health staff to utilize an evidence-based, parent-child focused treatment when working with families of medically fragile infants who are housed in the High Risk Infant Follow-Up clinic.
Established in 1998, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic human rights organization dedicated to serving survivors of all forms of human trafficking through its model of direct service programming and a strong network of over 135 Los Angeles-based partners that provide specialized care to survivors. Through partnerships and on-site resources, CAST provides the following wraparound services: 24-hour crisis hotline and emergency field response; emergency shelter and temporary, transitional housing; basic needs services; mental health services; medical, health and wellness resources; case management; substance abuse treatment; access to education; life skills and vocational training; and legal assistance and advocacy. Since its founding, CAST has served more than 1,500 trafficking survivors and their families spanning the ages of 3 - 78.
The Comprehensive Case Management program promotes stabilization, recovery, and self-advocacy for survivors of labor and sex trafficking.
Initiated in 2006 by leading hi-tech and IT companies and approved by the Ministry of Education in 2011, Dan Academic Center (DAC) provides access to academic studies and employment in the hi-tech and IT industries. DAC is a public non-profit academic college that offers undergraduate programs in computer science, management information systems and business administration. In 2012, it enrolled 180 students, 7% of whom come from the social and geographic periphery. In 2013, DAC merged with the College for Academic Studies at Or Yehuda (MLA), a leading institution in its fields of studies, combining up-to-date education with practical and applied approaches that provide graduates with teh ability to successfully face real world challenges. DAC now sits under the larger umbrella of MLA.
The Dan School for Hi Tech Professions provides academic degrees, mentorship and job placement in the hi-tech and IT fields for 130 students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
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.
Builders of Jewish EducationProject EnAbleYouth
California Council on Economic EducationMoneyWise TeenFinancial Literacy and Veterans
Camp Ramah in CaliforniaCamp Ohr LanuSpecial Needs
Center for Educational Technology929Jewish Identity
Center for the Pacific-Asian FamilySexual Assault Crisis InterventionDomestic & Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
Centro Latino for LiteracyListosFinancial Literacy and Veterans
Chabad of the ConejoChabad Center for Jewish LifeReligious Life
Chai Lifelinei-ShineVulnerable Populations
ChamahHoliday and Weekend RetreatsJewish Identity
Chapter TwoGang Intervention ProjectGang Prevention & Intervention
Children Youth and Family CollaborativeAcademic Remediation, Intervention, Support Services, and Education ProgramFoster Youth: College Access & Career Readiness
Children's Bureau of Southern CaliforniaNuParentEarly Childhood
Children's Hospital Los AngelesChild-Parent Psychotherapy Infant Mental Health ServicesEarly Childhood
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and TraffickingComprehensive Case ManagementHuman Trafficking
College For Academic Studies at Or YehudaThe Dan School for Hi Tech ProfessionsEconomic Development
Communities in SchoolsFemale Empowerment ProgramGang Prevention & Intervention