Door of Hope received a grant to support general operating expenses. Funds will provide two families (parents and children) with two months of housing and services. These include housing, meals, case management, financial literacy/savings classes, job readiness/search services, mental health counseling, life skills classes and basic necessities and clothing. Door of Hope is a transitional housing program that helps homeless families with children rebuild their lives. Door of Hope provides short-term housing, case management, counseling, life skills workshops and programmatic support for children and other supportive services that assist families to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency and permanent housing within six to twelve months. Door of Hope also received a grant from the Leo Buscaglia Foundation in 2014.
City Impact Inc. received a grant to help sustain their after-school program for 65 children/youth in community housing for low-income, migrant/agriculture farm workers. The funds will be used for costs associated with employee salary and benefits, program supplies, mileage reimbursement, van expenses, cell phones, Internet access, field trips and nutritious snacks. The mission of City Impact is to promote the educational, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of at-risk/high-risk children, youth and the families they serve through their programs. City Impact also received a grant from the Leo Buscaglia Foundation in 2010.
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Caterina’s Club received a grant to help cover expenses related to a recent fire at the restaurant where the Caterina’s Club meals were being prepared. Funds will cover labor cost increases, equipment purchases and transportation costs resulting from the fire. The original mission of Caterina’s Club was ‘providing food, support and shelter to homeless motel children.’ The mission has now evolved and expanded to provide long-term housing assistance for homeless families and job skill training for at-risk teens. Caterina’s Club also received a grant from the Leo Buscaglia Foundation in 2014.
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American Youth Symphony received a grant to support their Share-A-Stand musical mentorship outreach program. The program brings AYS musicians into Title-1 LAUSD middle schools to work with music students aged 11-14. The AYS musicians hone mentorship, teaching and leadership skills while simultaneously supporting the learning objectives of the music teachers with regards to mastering state standards in music performance. Students and their families are also invited to attend two AYS concerts. The American Youth Symphony’s mission is to inspire the future of classical music by sharing exceptional, innovative concerts for free or significantly reduced admission based on their landmark training of musicians ages 15-27.
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“ Girls Rock Santa Barbara is a life changing experience for young women and my 9 year old daughter specifically . It has inspired her musical aspirations, enhanced her creativity , bonded her with new friends, and opened a new world of expression . The work of the organization is irreplaceable in our community “ – Alan Kozlowski
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“Wow! Thanks to all the very nice folks who came by our offices early this morning (Sun.) to drop off clothes for our MLK Day Clothing Drive & Community Breakfast. So much stuff! Pictured are Mark & Linda (from Hermosa Beach), Leslie (from Rancho Cucamonga), Big Sunday vet and favorite Kari Jaffe, and Ralph from our great friends at Para Los Niños. (We’re all in it together!) we also had folks from Culver City, Santa Monica, Westwood, Torrance, Larchmont Charter, Los Angeles Tennis Club, Adat Shalom Synagogue West L.A., Oakwood School, and MANY more. (We had great donuts, too.) You can drop off clothes at our offices on Melrose all week: M-F, 9-5. And we’ll be there next Saturday (Jan 13) 9-11 a.m. (But only ’til 11.)(Really.) WE NEED ALL KINDS OF NEW AND GENTLY-USED CLOTHES FOR ALL KINDS OF DISADVANTAGED AND GRATEFUL PEOPLE. SOCKS & UNDERWEAR MUST BE NEW. Hope you can help. After all, we’re all in it together! Please share this. (And no, it’s not too late to sign up to help sort all the clothes on Monday the 15th!)”
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“As a major donor to Boys Hope Girls Hope I wanted to keep you in the loop of how the kids in our program are doing. As a reminder, the organization is an academic scholarship and boarding home program for capable and motivated children considered homeless by the California Department of Education. One of the young women in our program, Inique Wilson, recently had the opportunity to talk about her life and time spent in the Boys Hope Girls Hope program, and her plans for the future at our Evening of Hope. When you have a few minutes, you can watch her give her speech, and talk about her time living in poverty, moving around from place to place, having an incarcerated father, and more here.
Know that your gift to Boys Hope Girls Hope enables disadvantaged children like Inique to live in stable homes and gain access to a college education. Thank you so much for your gift, and we’ll look forward to letting you know where Inique lands for college.”
“Orchestra Santa Monica Woodwind Quintet (OSM WW Quintet) returns to Fireside at The Miles to play favorites from opera, ballet and woodwind quintet repertoire with music by Rimsky Korsakov, Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Hindemith. Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin features April Cap, who is principal oboist of the Golden State Pops Orchestra, Pacific Opera Project (POP), Center Stage Opera (CSO) and the CalTech Orchestra in Pasadena. April is the Oboe Teaching Artist with Harmony Project in Hollywood and the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) at EXPO through the Los Angeles Philharmonic and has her own private teaching studio in the South Bay.
All are invited to sit back, relax, and enjoy organic snacks and beverages during the OSM WW Quintet performance in front of an open fire in Santa Monica’s historic Miles Memorial Playhouse.
Please Note: Seating is very limited, reservations are highly recommended!
Tickets: All shows begin promptly at 8:05pm unless noted, doors open at 7:30pm. Reservations are released at 7:55pm
Ticket Prices: $10 for Adults. $5 for Seniors (55 and up), Youth (18 and under) and Students of any age. (Show school ID)
Where: 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Free event parking is available in the pink granite-faced subterranean garage serving 808 Wilshire, entry on Lincoln. Important: mention “Miles” when parking to receive a validated ticket.
All events are suitable for adults and mature teens, and most are also appropriate for children; call for details. (310) 458-8634”
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