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.
Founded in 1984, Chrysalis creates a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. Over the past 34 years, it has guided over 60,000 men and women onto a pathway aimed at helping them regain their dignity and become self-sufficient. In 1991, Chrysalis developed a social enterprise that provides transitional employment for those with the most severe barriers to employment. Chrysalis Enterprises is now a recognized model of employment social enterprise, providing transitional employment for over 1,000 people in 2017, as well as earned income to support Chrysalis’ program activities.
Direct Hire places hard-to-hire individuals with employment in partnership with employers.
Founded in 2005, Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) sustains, coordinates and improves local planning, development, and community services addressing the needs of low-income residents and small businesses in South Los Angeles. It operates WorkSource and YouthSource Centers, develops affordable and supportive housing, and is the lead agency serving and coordinating services for youth experiencing homelessness in South Los Angeles. CRCD specializes in workforce development for community members with the greatest barriers to employment, and has served over 5,000 low-income participants with job training, transitional employment, and job placement.
CRCD Enterprises increases the self-sufficiency and employability of low-income young adults in South Los Angeles who face multiple barriers to employment, through job training, transitional employment, and industry-recognized certification.
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.
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.
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
ChrysalisDirect HireSocial Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
Coalition for Responsible Community DevelopmentCRCD EnterprisesSocial Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
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
Community BuildGang Reduction ProgramGang Prevention & Intervention
Covenant House CaliforniaHuman Trafficking ProgramHuman Trafficking
Creative Community For PeaceCreative Community For PeaceIsrael Advocacy