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.
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 2001, Crossroads provides crisis intervention and prevention programs for at-risk first- and second-generation immigrant teens and young adults (ages 15 to 22) from the United States, Canada, and Europe who are struggling with social, emotional, and/or educational difficulties. It operates a number of programs to meet their needs including, but not limited to street outreach, a drop-in day center, therapy, a 24-hour crisis hotline, an online hotline, a music program, an employment program, summer school, and various prevention programs.
Create Your Future Employment Center provides at-risk first- and second-generation immigrant teens and young adults from the United States, Canada, and Europe with job training and therapeutic services to help them prepare for the workforce.
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 daily lives.
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 1978, Downtown Women’s Center’s (DWC) mission is to end women’s homelessness in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, and advocacy. DWC remains the only local organization in Los Angeles that is exclusively dedicated to addressing the immediate and long-term needs of women overcoming homelessness and extreme poverty. DWC reaches 3,500 vulnerable women across Los Angeles County per year through its women’s day center, housing placements and permanent supportive housing programs, health and wellness services, and job readiness programs.
MADE by DWC works to help women break the cycle of chronic unemployment and homelessness by employing them at DWC’s social enterprise and empowering them to develop vocational skills and talents.
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.
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
Creative Community For PeaceCreative Community For PeaceIsrael Advocacy
CrossroadsCreate Your Future Employment CenterEconomic Development
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
Downtown Women’s CenterMADE by DWCSocial Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
East Los Angeles Women's CenterPromotoras Contra La ViolenciaDomestic & Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
Eden AssociationSecond ChanceAt-Risk Youth