Founded in 1983, Mar Vista Family Center provides low-income, at-risk families with quality early childhood education, youth enrichment, and educational tools to create positive change in their lives and in their community. The By Youth For Youth (BYFY) Program was established in 1992, in response to growing violent activity among Mar Vista community youth, particularly those involved with neighborhood gangs
Operation School Bell removes barriers to school attendance for low income, homeless and foster youth by going to school sites and providing children with a week’s worth of new school clothing, shoes, and personal grooming items. They currently serve 2800 children per year, who are living in poverty and are often unable to attend school regularly
Harmony Project is devoted solely to tuition-free music education for low-income youth. Beginning in 2001 with 36 students, they now serve 2,000 kids between the ages of 5-18, living in areas spanning 40 miles from South LA to Koreatown, Hollywood, Rampart and Pacoima. Harmony serves only low-income families who qualify for LAUSD’s free/reduced lunch program, ensuring these vulnerable students receive the support and guidance needed to stay in school
Founded in 1976, Child & Family Center is the Santa Clarita Valley’s largest Department of Mental Health contracted nonprofit mental health provider, and the only provider for children. The Center assists more than 1,600 client families annually with a comprehensive range of prevention, early intervention, evaluation and therapeutic services, and educates hundreds more through outreach efforts.
Urban Scholar Academy is dedicated to transforming the lives of urban youth and closing the achievement gap by providing academic enrichment and community service opportunities to minority students living in the Inglewood area of Los Angeles. The College and Career Readiness standards that anchor the K-12 Common Core standards require all students to learn skills through technology.
South Bay Family Health Care provides high-quality, safety net health care services to economically disadvantaged and uninsured residents of Los Angeles County’s South Bay and Harbor Gateway communities. The WHY grant of $13,797.00 will provide much-requested BiliCheck noninvasive bilirubin analyzers (2) for jaundice screenings and digital scales (2) to improve pediatric care at two clinics that serve medically underserved populations in the communities of Inglewood and neighboring Hawthorne.
PF Bresee provides comprehensive afterschool programs and family services that equip young people to pursue their education, achieve their full potential, and serve others. In its 33 year history, Bresee has served as a second home to 10,000 youth and families with a structured youth program committed to improving the physical, emotional and mental well being of the most at-risk children and young adults in Central Los Angeles.