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A Place Called Home
At A Place Called Home caring staff, supporters and volunteers come together to provide South Central Los Angeles children and teens with educational programs, counseling, and mentorship. After-school, weekend, and all-day summer programs and services include tutoring and homework support as well as a full spectrum of instruction in the arts, athletics, dance and music.
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Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0-12 with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. By distributing new and gently used items to 60 non-profit partner organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs and other social service agencies, Baby2Baby will serve over 80,000 children this year.
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Boys & Girls Club of Venice
The Boys & Girls Club of Venice, CA serves youth ages 6 to 17. The Club's mission is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club exposes their members to a variety of educational, recreational, cultural and social experiences to provide them with opportunities to develop the attitudes and skills necessary to face life's many challenges responsibly.
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Blind Children's Center
The Blind Children's Center fosters the development and education of children who are visually impaired in an inclusive, family-focused setting. They aim to optimize each child's development and opportunities to lead a meaningful life through a comprehensive program beginning with early intervention, followed by an educational curriculum specifically adapted to the needs of each student.
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The Bridge Teen Center
The Bridge Teen Center is a community center serving teens and families in the Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana area. Their mission is to provide free programs during after-school and unsupervised hours where students can develop mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually in a safe environment.
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Cherished Hands Foundation Inc.
The Cherished Hands Foundation Inc. is an organization dedicated to the development and enrichment of foster children. Through cognitive, social and educational activities and field trips this organization unites foster children to build self-esteem, give them a sense of stability, and recognize that they too can achieve their dreams. The Cherished Hands Foundation Inc. is a Los Angeles based organization dedicated to the development and enrichment of foster children through cognitive, social, and educational activities.
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Chrysalis is dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for LA's homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. Chrysalis' philosophy is that a steady job is the single most important step in a person's transition out of poverty and onto a pathway to long-term self-sufficiency. Offering a hand up, rather than a hand out, Chrysalis empowers its clients to complete a self-directed job search. Additionally, since 1991 Chrysalis Enterprises has provided transitional jobs for its clients with the greatest barriers to employment. By providing valuable work experience, Chrysalis Enterprises helps clients gain the necessary skills needed to re-enter the job market.
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Exceptional Minds
Exceptional Minds provides young adults on the Autism Spectrum with customized instruction and hands on experience in the fields of multi-media, computer animation and post production. Their ultimate goal is to enable their students to earn a fulfilling living in the fields of animation, computer graphics, and visual effects. Exceptional Minds provides the crucial bridge between high school and the working world. They are located in Los Angeles, CA.
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Foster Children Resource Center
Their mission is to improve the lives of impoverished children in our community through philanthropy, dedicated service and compassionate programs. They work to provide new clothing, school uniforms and supplies, hygiene products, books and toys to children (ages newborn to 21) in the foster care system in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Their clients are referred by their social workers at DCFS, and the volunteers work to address the children's critical and immediate needs.
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Headstrong Project
Headstrong Project's mission is to provide comprehensive mental healthcare to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Headstrong Project works with Weill Cornell Medical College to provide cost-free, stigma-free, and bureaucracy-free mental healthcare to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Their program also brings together leading research scientists and clinicians in PTSD to develop a manual, treatment program, curriculum, and certification program to train, develop, implement, and fund a nationwide network of mental healthcare providers who can treat Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
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L.A. Family Housing
L.A. Family Housing's mission is to help families transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. They own and operate 21 properties, including three homeless shelters and 18 permanent rental properties. LAFH has served over 100,000 people since its inception in 1983. Since then, a vast majority of the families completing LAFH's programs have maintained permanent housing and stable income.
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Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation (Safe At Home)
The Safe At Home Margaret's Place program is a school-based initiative working to end the cycle of domestic violence through counseling, education, and support. At the center of the program are Margaret's Place safe rooms, where students can meet with a professional counselor trained in domestic violence intervention and prevention. Currently, Safe At Home has ten fully funded and operational Margaret's Places in schools with a minimum commitment of three years.
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Operation Mend
UCLA Operation Mend offers charitable medical services to wounded soldiers. Operation Mend is a unique partnership that connects the best of the military's resources with the skills of exceptional surgical and medical specialists at UCLA. What began as a program for complex facial reconstruction evolved to offer a wide range of surgical specialties, medical services and advanced diagnostics and treatment planning for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Operation Mend team takes great pride in tailoring each patient's care and providing a truly seamless experience. From picking the patient up at the airport gate upon arrival to arranging entertainment outings for family members, every aspect of each visit is coordinated and paid for by Operation Mend.
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Project 88 Foundation
Project 88 connects connect underserved students to opportunity, because they envision a city where all students have adequate access to information and opportunity. Project 88's vision is to reduce generational poverty in the city of Houston, by encouraging a college-going culture and cultivating leadership development in low-income and high-need communities. Although many organizations give away college scholarships for high school students, they believe that students do not need more scholarships to pick from, but students need help applying for scholarships that already exist. Thus they are committed to helping high school students apply for scholarships, while helping high school students become competitive college applicants and leaders in their communities.
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The Broach Foundation
The Broach Foundation for Brain Cancer Research's mission is to promote funding for brain cancer research and education so that effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, can be found. All net proceeds raised will be provided as grants to qualified research clinics and doctors who are conducting promising research in the area of brain cancer and brain disease to help find the cure. They are based in Houston, TX.
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