Team Prime Time received a grant to provide resources and purchase equipment and materials for the Game Changing Programs unique to each Team Prime Time location. Programs included Prime Time Games, Prime Time Trials, Westside BAY Club, Prime Time Film Club and Prime Time Finance. The mission of Team Prime Time is to provide intervention programs for at-risk youth from low-income areas of Los Angeles that combine academics, athletics, leadership training and the arts in order to prepare them for the future and allow them to reach their full potential. Watch this video see how their program helps students and click here to learn more about Team Prime Time.
Jester & Pharley Phund received a grant for their reading Makes a Difference program to three low-income schools in Southern California. The mission of the Jester & Pharley Phund is to inspire charity and empower children facing serious challenges – both educational and medical – by sharing the universal message of hope and caring in the award-winning illustrated children’s book “The Jester Has Lost His Jingle.” The Reading Makes A Difference program inspires a love of reading among children from low-income families while helping them develop compassion for others. Click here to learn more about them.
“Door of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, faith-based organization whose mission is to equip homeless families to rebuild their lives. Since 1985, we have been providing transitional housing and a restoration program especially designed for homeless families with children.”
What makes them different?
They are one of the few places that will accept the three main family types of all sizes:
- single mothers (including victims of domestic violence) with children
- single fathers with children
- married couples with children
Door of Hope provides a solid foundation for families to build on to ensure a better future:
- stability (shelter, security, structure)
- individual counseling
- anger management, parenting, finance class
- marital counseling
- job skills training
- one on one case management
- spiritual care and nurturing
- supportive services
- 24/7 around the clock staff
Door of Hope is launching a homelessness prevention program this fall, in partnership with local churches, with a goal to prevent homelessness for 50 families in the coming year!
Due to high housing costs in LA, combined with the limited earning potential of low-income men and women, first-time homelessness has increased 16% in the last year alone, with many more families teetering on the brink of homelessness. A lost job, unanticipated medical expenses, a major car repair, increased rent, and no savings are just some of the complex factors that push people into homelessness.
We see this every day at Door of Hope, so we got to thinking: what if we could use our experience and services to intervene before people became homeless? Prevention is always cheaper – and the same is true for homelessness prevention. First, the human cost is lower, as families are spared from the traumas of eviction, school disruption, loss of security and so much more. The financial cost is also dramatically lower: with case management services, coupled with one-time financial assistance, we believe we can prevent homelessness for about $2,500 – $5,000 per family. Door of Hope will provide the case management, and we seek to partner with local churches to provide the one-time rental assistance.
We look forward to this expanded mission in the coming year that will allow us to serve more families in need.”
“The vision of City Impact is to see urban youth, families, and neighborhoods transformed from the inside out by equipping people with the Good News of God’s love.”
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Click here to learn more about Caterina’s Club.
“The main thing is making people feel better. It makes my day!” Janet, Beauty Bus Volunteer
Beauty Bus Foundation delivers dignity, hope and respite to chronically or terminally ill men, women, children and their caregivers through beauty and grooming services and pampering products.
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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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Haven Academy of the Arts received a grant to underwrite the musical rights and director’s stipend for their 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.
Click here to learn more about Haven Academy of the Arts.