Recently established in 2010, CITYstage has worked to ensure that youth from poor, under-resourced communities achieve personal growth through participation in the performing arts.
Throughout their 27 year history, I Have a Dream Foundation LA has provided the only long-term, whole life program in the Los Angeles area, by adopting an entire grade at the elementary level, staying with that class for at least 10 years and providing ongoing mentoring, tutoring, academic support, mental health services and cultural enrichment.
Community Coalition and Women Helping Youth hold a similar belief that acting together has a greater impact than acting alone. At its core, Community Coalition puts a premium on African American and Latino unity as a vehicle to strengthen families and the overall community. Founded in 1990 by U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass, they provide preventative community-centered solutions to address the root causes that fuel crime, addiction, and violence in South LA. Serving youth at four underperforming high schools which are predominantly segregated by race, Community Coalition is set to use their WHY grant of $24,064.00 to establish a Youth Center.
Coalition for Engaged Education was established in 1994 and firmly believes that every young person has a strong flame of potential within them that must be stoked and protected. They create unique bridges between private and public sectors to bring exceptional educational opportunities to children that society deems "throw-away".
Uniquely committed to providing the community with hearing and speech screenings, high quality/low cost hearing aids, health education, and comprehensive audiology and speech pathology services for the last 60 years, HEAR Center is the only nonprofit audiological and speech therapy center in the San Gabriel Valley. Annually, they serve 500-600 children and 300 adults who may be at risk of hearing impairment, including those who are deaf, hard of hearing, and those with communication difficulties caused by hearing problems.
With a mission to improve health and quality of life issues by providing children access to safe places to play, exercise and come together, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust is the only park and garden organization working exclusively in low-income communities of color in the most at-risk, park-poor areas.