Jericho Road Pasadena received a grant to be applied to general operations for JRP’s budget of $162,000. The mission of JRP is to build nonprofit capacity by matching the professional talents of highly qualified volunteers with the needs of community-based nonprofit organizations to promote community development, strengthen social services and enrich the lives of volunteers. Jericho Road Pasadena also received a grant from the Leo Buscaglia Foundation in 2014.
Haven Academy of the Arts received a grant to underwrite the musical rights and director’s stipend for their spring musical, Disney’s Lion King, Jr. Haven’s mission is to develop character in future leaders through the performing arts and to give them the tools, life skills and sense of purpose they need to leave a legacy in their community. They provide programs to 280 students and offer four core programs: Musicals, Summer Theatre Camps, Bridging Classes and Pretend and Play.
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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