Partners for Pediatric Vision helps families of children with visual impairments by partnering with eye doctors and family specialists, as early in the diagnosis as possible, so that each family gets the education and resources that will help their child reach their full vision potential. Our grant of $10,525 will fund a comprehensive library of low vision technology.
EmpowHer Institute is dedicated to empowering disadvantaged and at-risk girls by helping them gain the skills necessary through education, training and mentorship so they gain confidence, graduate high school and become college and career-ready. Our grant for $11,135.00 will purchase technology equipment to be used to enhance weekly project based EmpowHer Girls Academy Middle School programs at four different LA schools.
All Peoples Community Center is an all-encompassing neighborhood center in South Los Angeles whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self- determination for all. Our grant of $26,756.00 will fund an upgrade to their computer lab in order to provide more computer learning classes and allow youth better access to research for homework, school projects, online services, continuing education programs, college admissions and job search.
California Dance Institute is an arts education dance program for low-income children in Los Angeles, both in school and after-school, that teaches life and learning skills through dance and music. Our grant for $17,850 will provide costumes for performances throughout the year, which are an essential part of the program. Approximately 1,000 children a year will participate in the dance recitals.
Pediatric Therapy Network is a therapeutic and early childhood development center whose mission is to lead the way in helping children, families and communities reach full capabilities through innovative therapy, education and research programs. Our grant of $24,515.00 will outfit a therapeutic kitchen and purchase feeding therapy equipment essential to establish a dedicated feeding clinic and treatment space.
The Miracle Project is a fully inclusive theatre, film and expressive arts program focused on building communication, self-esteem, job and social skills for individuals with autism and all abilities – speaking and non-speaking. Our grant for $14,883.95 will fund The Miracle Media Project, a program that will allow the creation and production by students of quality films.
Jovenes helps youth end the cycle of homelessness with emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing in addition to healthcare, education, employment and trauma recovery so youth become active integrated members of our community. Our grant of $22,642.00 will refurbish their computer lab and transform their multi-purpose intake, meeting and computer room into one that is warm, empowering and comfortable.
Vision to Learn's mobile vision clinics provide free eye exams and glasses to low income children in Los Angeles eliminating academic hurdles due to poor vision. Our grant of $25,618.00 will outfit a new mobile vision clinic with all equipment necessary in order to increase the number of children served. Approximately 4,000 children
Legacy LA offers after school alternatives to gangs and violence in Boyle Heights by providing academic, leadership and arts programs that equip youth with the tools to reach their full potential and transform their lives. Our grant of $14,550.00 will outfit a new kitchen and dining room as part of a larger renovation of their entire facility. Approximately 300 youth
Compton Youth Build provides marginalized youth in Compton the opportunity to secure their high school diplomas and learn vocational skills in various occupational fields so they can attain an economically sustainable future for themselves, their families and their communities. Our grant of $22,400.00 provides new Mac computers, smart-board and logistics/data analytics software. Approximately 60-75 youth a year will participate in an Information Technology (IT)/Logistics career pathway program specifically designed to train them for careers in high tech.
Journey Out delivers critical services and support to victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, helping them leave a life of abuse and violence, overcome fear and empowering them to reach their goals. Our grant of $4,700.00 provides for new computers, software and office furniture for a dedicated technology space. Approximately 65 youth aged 18-24 will use the equipment to complete GED studies,
Los Angeles LGBT Center offers a wide spectrum of services in Hollywood, including health, mental health, social services, housing, education, and advocacy so LGBTQ people thrive as healthy, equal and complete members of society. Our grant of $15,339.00 provides for a modular, digital recording studio for their music fellowship, internship, education and therapy programs for homeless youth.
TLC provides for the lifetime needs of individuals with multiple disabilities and blindness. Services for children include early intervention, center based programs and wrap around child care in order to help each one achieve his or her potential. Our grant of $8,355.00 provides a portable vision screener used to test children ages 6 months to 6 years for risk factors to vision problems.
Proyecto Pastoral serves the urgent needs of the immigrant, poor and gang-populated Pico Aliso community of Boyle Heights through grass roots projects in education, leadership, service and sports and recreation programming. Our grant of $19,161.00 provides new gymnastic equipment to replace outdated equipment and to provide a deeper range of activities and higher lev128 el of training.
Inner City Struggle promotes safe, healthy, and non-violent communities on the Eastside of Los Angeles by engaging youth to become lifelong learners and community leaders. They provide core programs and life skills, advocacy, and academic achievement through school clubs and after school programming at their center. Our grant for $29,398.00 provides for a new youth technology center, including new i-pads, desktop computers, interactive monitor and furniture.
Sharefest serves vulnerable students aged 11-18, at 4 LAUSD continuation high schools, where students earn the remaining credits they need to complete their education and graduate. In addition, they provide mentoring programs for middle school students during summer break. Our grant for $25,800.00 provides 12 Macbook Pros, Apple Care, computer cases, and software for a mobile computer lab.
El Nido Family Centers empowers families in low-income communities of Los Angeles to break the cycle of poverty, child abuse, violence, academic failure and teen pregnancy through educational, youth development, health and therapeutic services. A WHY grant of $13,060.00 will provide 12 Nikon cameras, 2 telephoto and wide angle lenses, filters, 2 laptops with software, studio light kit, and backdrop support kit to bring their photography classes to the next level.
Safe Place for Youth provides immediate and lasting solutions to homeless youth in West Los Angeles through street outreach, drop-in services, case management, health and wellness, education and employment programs. A Women Helping Youth grant of $20,895.00 will provide 2 private offices made from a cost-effective and practical shipping container, where approximately 725 homeless youth, ages 12-24, will gain access to private one-on-one mental health counseling, legal meetings, and case management services in a private, safe setting.
POPS the Club enhances the lives of high school students whose lives have been impacted by the pain of the prison system (POPS) - those with incarcerated loved ones and those who have been incarcerated themselves. They serve students in 7 high school lunch clubs that offer community and emotional support as well as opportunities for publishing and performing their writings and artwork. Our grant of $5,600.00 will provide a Canon EOS video creator kit, lenses, filter, iMac 21”, Manfrotto fluid video, SanDisk Extreme, hard drive, Pro Editing software, and light kit for a new video production program.
The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company provides experiential theater-arts education and mentoring to at-risk, middle school students, living in neighborhoods that lack social/educational programs and services. They serve students ages 9-19, mostly from South LA and Pacoima. With $17,980.00 from WHY, they will purchase computers and a theatrical lighting package including, 3 Apple Macbook Pros with Qlab software, and equipment cases to transport to multiple school and detention center sites they serve.