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Inclusive LA - All Resources, Many Voices, One Home
211 LA will create a virtual, multilingual portal that brings all Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Social Justice resources together in one home, engage organizations across the county to bring together and promote focused community events, a public arts and culture map, toolkits and best practices for businesses and employers, discrimination and hate reporting, and identify-appropriate service directories. Through the Inclusive LA portal, everyone will have access to the tools and resources they need to build an Inclusive LA, together.
Al Otro Lado
Los Angeles Refugee Representation Project
Al Otro Lado’s Los Angeles Refugee Representation Project connects recently liberated asylum seekers and longer-term immigrant residents to necessary resources and support. Our holistic model blends legal and case management services with direct humanitarian support because we recognize that we cannot expect clients to engage in their legal cases, attend medical appointments, or navigate benefits unless and until their basic needs (food, clothing, shelter) are met.
Art Muse Academy
Access! Outdoor Sculpture in West LA
Outdoor sculpture on view in the Murphy Sculpture Garden at UCLA, the Beverly Gardens Park, and Century City is free to the public. There are no public guides to these adjacent art installations. Our guide will provide accessible engagement with art for all audiences in various formats: audio & written guides, QR codes, video highlights, & family activities. Access! Outdoor Sculpture in West LA will encourage the public to safely enjoy art in outdoor spaces and serve as a template for additional guides to explore art in other LA neighborhoods.
Bari Applebaum Creative
We want to help create a world where young people understand the connection they have to nature and each other and are prepared to live up to the responsibilities of being a good global citizen. We bring students into community gardens where they can establish roots and develop as socially minded leaders so that they can spread their positive influence wherever they go.
LA/OCRBC Global Connect - Let's Tele - work, learn, health!
Parents, grandparents and extended family depend on their children to guide them through the newest technologies and forms of digital communication. The LA/OCRBC Global Connect program equips young people with the necessary digital literacy skillset, while also preparing them to train those at home. The program will also connect families with resources to close the digital divide through access and cost.
Boyle Heights Beat/Radio Pulso
Voices is a story-sharing project which will encourage youth to engage with elders. The project, with both audio and visual elements, will help raise awareness around issues in the community, while building and strengthening intergenerational social networks. At the most basic level, storytelling is a way of keeping a community's stories alive. In this second installation of our Voices project, we will be expanding to focus on specific hard to reach elderly groups and communities within the neighborhood.
Development of Bray Media platform a diversity digital media marketplace. Promoting career awareness and access amongst diverse communities.
Bray Media enables companies to promote career awareness, career access, and job opportunity to minority, underrepresented communities. Our platform allows companies to directly publish media content that centers various career verticals from experienced proffessionals. Bray Media wants to help companies increase the diverse candidate pipeline and create a more diverse workforce. This grant will help us build our Beta product.
Bureau of Engineering - City of Los Angeles - Department of Public Works
Infrastructure Design with Equity in Mind: Tools for Scoring and Mapping
Our aim is to create an Equity Infrastructure Scorecard that aids in mapping concentrations of (in)equitable infrastructure across the city. This mapping is the first step in transforming every city engineering project into a more equitable system of support for all Angelenos. Beginning with a pilot project for three select systems the aim is to develop a process that helps agencies 1) understand and analyze existing infrastructural conditions, 2) identify gaps and needs, 3) direct resources, and 4) equalize access and distribution.
Cancer Support Community Los Angeles
Supporting Angelenos’ Fight Against Cancer
We provide education, support & community to everyone in L.A. affected by cancer, particularly through our psychosocial support groups that help to create community & a relief from isolation. As part of our multi-year strategic plan, we are focusing our efforts on extending programming to the most underserved populations, with an eye to particular challenges faced by cancer patients & caregivers of color, and those that are LGBTQ+ and have disabilities.
CASA of Los Angeles
Advocates for Youth in Foster Care on College Campuses
CASA of Los Angeles, alongside DCFS and local colleges, will match volunteer advocates (CASAs) one-to-one with Non-minor Dependents (NMDs, or youth in foster care age 18-21) currently enrolled or transitioning to enroll at local colleges. In addition to helping NMDs secure benefits and basic needs, CASAs will help them navigate all aspects of college life, i.e. securing financial aid, campus housing, job opportunities, physical/mental health support, tutoring and whatever else they may need to graduate and thrive during this critical time.
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Inc.
Providing emergency housing & services for unaccompanied detained immigrant children
Casa Libre is the only licensed group home in the country receiving unaccompanied detained minors from federal custody. As widely reported in the media, thousands of minors are in federal custody in massively overcrowded conditions. We secure the release of minors and provide family reunification services, social and legal services, case management, and educational testing & placement. Our sister organization, the Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law Foundation, represents all detained minors and can gain their release to Casa Libre.
Center for Restorative Justice Works
Sube al Autobús: conectando a los niños con los padres en prisión, porque las familias sólidas forman comunidades sólidas.
Todo niño tiene derecho a entablar una relación amorosa con sus padres, incluso si uno de los padres está en prisión. Se ha demostrado que mantener a los niños conectados con padres encarcelados mejora la salud y el bienestar de los niños, reduce las tasas de reincidencia y construye comunidades más fuertes. Get On The Bus (Sube al Autobús) es un programa transformador que ofrece a los niños la oportunidad de mantener la conexión y las relaciones personales con un padre en prisión a través de visitas virtuales y oportunidades ampliadas para visitas en persona después de la pandemia.
Central American Resource Center of California-CARECEN
Migrant Youth Integration Project
CARECEN’s Migrant Youth Integration Project empowers recently arrived youth through civic, social, and educational engagement. We provide holistic workshops that ensure recently arrived youth, ages 14-24, have access to essential integration support services, and in turn, become effective community leaders. Participants can also access other Parent & Youth Center programs, such as College Head Start, Youth Leadership, and English Language Learner instruction, developing their leadership skills & increasing confidence in their academic pursuits.
Multigenerational Program Volunteer Corps
ChaiVillageLA will expand our volunteer-driven multigenerational program successes by hiring a volunteer coordinator and developing a robust Multigenerational Program Volunteer Corps (MPVC). The volunteer coordinator will increase our capacity to engage active older adults in multigenerational volunteering with civic, cultural arts, educational and social justice community organizations. The volunteer coordinator will oversee volunteer training, engagement outreach, recognition, leadership development and evaluation components.
Mejorar el bienestar de los niños y jóvenes de Los Ángeles en hogares de acogida
El Sistema de Respuesta Urgente Familiar (FURS, por sus siglas en inglés) cambiará el curso para los niños y jóvenes del condado de Los Ángeles que se encuentran actualmente y anteriormente en hogares de acogida, ayudándolos a experimentar estabilidad en hogares familiares nutritivos, fortaleciendo la confianza y las relaciones entre los niños y sus cuidadores y previniendo la criminalización inapropiada de niños y jóvenes traumatizados.
Protect Black Girls (PBG)
Protect Black Girls (PBG) is a media campaign and exclusive collaboration between CISE and the non-profit organization, Justice for Black Girls. PBG was initiated to amplify the voices of Black girls, connect them to programs designed to engage Black girls in academic and policy work that is centralized around Black girlhood, and ultimately, give Black girls a platform to shine.
City of LA, Office of Community Beautification (OCB), Keep Los Angeles Beautiful (KLAB)
The Beautify LA Community Grant Program
The Beautify LA Community Grant Program is an annual competitive matching grant open to the residents of Los Angeles to fund exceptional neighborhood projects. It encourages, supports, and provides opportunities to communities of high need and the general public in the ownership and beautification of public spaces. The grant will provide a stronger foundation and diverse partnerships that will revitalize the community and educate future generations to continue stewardship of public spaces through volunteerism.
CivicASK - A Platform Connecting Civic Needs with Community Resources
“CivicASK” is a platform connecting civic needs with community resources. LA2050 funds will help Civicas develop, manage and market an accessible, targeted and transparent website with infrastructure for individuals, organizations and government to build connections that are more responsive to community needs. Public sector ASKS (menus of civic opportunities) linked with Private sector OFFERS (people, businesses & groups with resources: services, expertise, materials and/or financial support) will engage more equitable, effective civic action.
commuteLAX (Los Angeles World Airports)
Improving Air Quality at LAX by Reducing Employee Traffic
LAX was the third-busiest airport in the world in 2019, and with more travelers returning to the skies, tens of thousands of airport workers will once again commute to the airport on a daily basis. LAX is a 24/7 operation with 50,000+ badged employees, and approximately 75% of those employees drive alone to work. That's A LOT of cars on the road, and that's why LAWA is launching commuteLAX, a Transportation Management Organization (TMO) designed to help LAX employees find alternative modes of transportation to ease their commute to work.
Facing Extinction: Connecting Angelenos with resources to coexist with LA Cougars
At the Cougar Conservancy, our mission to reduce human-wildlife conflict and conserve cougar populations through science-based management and conservation. Our work seeks to connect the people of Los Angeles to conservation issues existing in their neighborhoods while protecting imperiled cougar populations from extinction.
Artist Inspired Lesson Plans and Crayon Recycling Program Support
Crayon Collection has donated over 20 million crayons into vulnerable schools along with access to free Art Education lesson plans.Created by professional artists and using crayons as the main tool, these lesson plans teach vulnerable students STEM, literacy and social emotional learning connections through engaging art projects. With your support, Crayon Collection will add 14 new lesson plans, translate all lesson plans into Spanish and Chinese and provide the materials for volunteers to make crayon donations to an additional 5,000 students.
Cyber-Seniors Intergenerational Technology Los Angeles Training Program
This grant will support bringing Cyber-Seniors’ intergenerational program to Los Angeles with the goal of: • Reducing social isolation among the elderly by ensuring access to tech devices, WiFi, and training. • Providing teens in underserved communities with training and volunteer opportunities to help prepare them for careers. • Create new intergenerational communities throughout LA that community organizations can lean on to help deliver their programs and services.
Emotional Health Association dba SHARE!
1000 Cranes for Recovery serving AAPI communities
Through 1000 Cranes for Recovery, SHARE! will address pandemic-related distress caused by losses, unemployment and discrimination experienced by chronically underserved Los Angeles Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities by 1) training and placing 25 AAPI in the peer workforce, and 2) training 1,000 peers on AAPI issues and culture through free monthly webinars and 3) hosting a weekly support group. The cranes symbolize hope and a collective wish for recovery for AAPI communities.
Fostering Media Connections
Youth, Front and Center: A Media Platform By and For Youth
Youth, Front and Center will be a youth-led online platform for LA youth and young adults who have experienced homelessness, foster care or the criminal justice system. Since 2016, FMC has been training young people with such experiences in producing journalism, and paying them for their work. This platform will be a showcase for youth with similar experiences to connect and elevate their voices to a broader audience.
Safely connecting teens and seniors to get the job done!
Generation Connect mutually benefits two generations by fostering safe, neighborhood connections by bringing vetted teens and vetted seniors together virtually. Teens learn valuable communication skills and are provided with a sense of purpose as a mentor/mentee relationship with the senior is built, as well as earn community service hours through our virtual programs and eventually, an hourly wage for in-person services (suspended at this time). The seniors learn new skills, increase generativity, and receive assistance with everyday tasks.
Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word
Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word Skateboarding Initiative
Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word is the go-to destination for any girl or womxn in skateboarding that wants to be heard, or just needs help or advice dealing with the “boys club”. GN4LW helps fund events for female skaters and donates products for girls who wish to skate but may not be able to afford to do so. We have an online website that promotes female and non-binary skaters & events daily, and we also work behind the scenes to encourage (and PUSH) large male-dominated skate companies to step up and support female riders.
Girl Powerful (Sand Sisters Los Angeles Inc.)
Girl Powerful Self-Care Summit Series
Girl Powerful's Self-Care Summit is a virtual year-long series led by influential female founders and fitness instructors with the mission to entertain, empower and teach tween and teen girls the importance of mental health. Girl Powerful co-founders and hosts, Sonya and Tedi Serge, incorporate social and emotional learning (SEL) into the event's curriculum to help girls build self-esteem and be proud of their strengths and capabilities followed by cooking, writing, movement and hygiene taught by expert guest mentors.
Harvest All Resource Center
CONNECT LIVE THRIVE
We seek support for Opportunity Youth (OY), ages 16-24 in attaining: enhanced social and career connections; holistic health and lifestyles; and college and/or career engagement. We will target OY living in South LA and pursue opportunities for such youth in the LAX area. OY will receive intensive mental health support and self-management skills for positioning sustained success in college and/or career pursuits; and access services and opportunities provided by LA2050 partners. Millennial mentors will support OY in achieving project goals.
Have A Go
Create transit culture and boost ridership via Metro weekends!
While LA spends heavily on transit, our ridership numbers remain low, at a shocking 6.8% even before the pandemic. Ridership-boosting projects traditionally focus on work commuting. However, we found this strategy to be quite ineffective because changing an engrained habit on a busy workday is very difficult. But what about on days where people go out of their way to seek novelty: weekends? So this project aims to create transit-oriented weekends with the aim of familiarizing Angelenos with Metro and thus boost ridership over time!
connectLA: Asistencia de internet para hogares de Los Ángeles
Una conexión a Internet ya no es un lujo; es una necesidad. Uno que está fuera del alcance de decenas de miles de residentes de Los Angeles de bajos ingresos. Es por eso que nuestro equipo de ayudantes de la asistencia de Internet trabaja para conectar tantos hogares como sea posible a soluciones de banda ancha asequibles al ofrecer orientación imparcial a los hogares con dificultades a medida que identifican y se inscriben en planes de Internet de bajo costo. A través de este programa, human-I-T permite a los hogares de bajos ingresos acceder a los ilimitados recursos y oportunidades vitales en línea desde sus propios hogares.
ICAN California Abilities Network
ICAN Marketplace: Empowering Adults with Disabilities to Gain Employment
This grant will allow us to relaunch and expand our Marketplace Initiative program. This program is comprised of micro businesses we started like the ICAN Photo Booth and Hermosa Coffee Co., a mobile coffee cart business, all of which create employment opportunities for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). For many of our clients, this is their only opportunity of employment, and the work our clients do fills them with an invaluable sense of purpose and provides them with a consistent source of income.
Investing in Place
What did $4.3 billion in public works and transportation dollars buy the City of Los Angeles? No one really knows.
Many officials point to a lack of funding to explain the disparate and dilapidated state of the City’s streets, sidewalks, crosswalks, street lighting, bus shelters, and public transit options. But we are not sure that’s the answer. Since 2014, over $4.3 billion have gone to transportation and public works projects in the City of Los Angeles alone. Where is our current funding going, and how is that funding being prioritized?
Crenshaw Stories Power the Vote
The historic heart of Black LA, Crenshaw is ground zero for the pandemic’s inequitable impact based on systemic disinvestment, marginalization and now, accelerating displacement. Crenshaw Stories Power the Vote recognizes the 2022 election as a critical opportunity to create common purpose and demand action through a grassroots narrative change process led by local artists and youth. Vibrant art activations amplify our stories, build connection and inspire voter turnout for election results that drive the change we envision in our neighborhood.
LA Podcast Inc.
LA Podcast: Key to the City
The LA Podcast crew is teaming up with local journalists and organizers to bring accountability and transparency to City Hall. We’re launching a new website to track and publicize key pieces of legislation in City Council *before* they become policy — while they’re still in committee and you can weigh in. And we’re producing a companion podcast to make City Hall more accessible, reveal the impact of local policies on everyday Angelenos and our most vulnerable neighbors, and give you the tools you need to get involved and make a difference.
LA Free the Vote
LA Free the Vote is an initiative to civically engage the justice system impacted community. We inform individuals of their rights, register them to vote, and educate voters on salient policy issues, particularly those related to criminal justice reform. By helping to bring this community to the polls, we are building the power of those who have been disenfranchised, restoring formerly incarcerated individuals’ sense of integration into society and advocating for policies that promote racial justice and economic opportunity for all.
Living Through Giving Foundation
#Hashtag Lunchbag across Los Angeles
Hashtag Lunchbag is seeking support in order to grow the movement across Los Angeles, helping to increase the number of meals provided, in neighborhoods across the city, building a greater awareness among a diverse group of volunteers in a safe and socially distanced setting, with a more extended geographical outreach.
Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
¡Conecte a los sobrevivientes inmigrantes a un futuro más seguro y esperanzador!
Intentamos abordar la falta de seguridad y accesibilidad a la justicia para los inmigrantes que son sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y abuso sexual y el problema de algunas agencias gubernamentales y policiales que se convierten en barreras para buscar justicia y seguridad en lugar de ser parte de las soluciones. Cuando un sobreviviente inmigrante recibe justicia y se siente seguro, tiene la capacidad de integrarse más en nuestras comunidades.
Los Angeles Choral Lab (LACL)
Aural Atlas: Soundwalks throughout Los Angeles
The LA Soundwalk is your musical soundtrack to self-guided exploration of five of the city’s physical and human landscapes: beach, canyon, harbor, hills, and urban core. Through collaborations with community members, emerging composers, and local performers; sonic portraits of these diverse regions connect people with place, incite curiosity, and foster community. Anyone with a smartphone and headphones--from students to families and visitors--can immerse themselves in innovative music that sustainably interconnects, inspires, and empowers.
Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative
Mobile Digital Community Meeting Kit
Our Mobile Digital Community Meeting Kit will help bridge the "digital divide" in low-income, immigrant, and primarily BIPOC neighborhoods that prevents stakeholders from engaging in community planning and improvement projects. We will provide supported, COVID-safe access to digital meetings, surveys, and other community-wide interactions using Meeting Kit laptops, tablets, and WiFi hotspots. We will also offer general digital literacy resources to help people more broadly connect to technology and information.
Mels Love Land
ALL SYSTEMS LOVE: NEXT 100 DAYS OF LOVE
Do you want love or do you want more love? across every aspect of our City of Angels. Mels Love Land: All Systems Love NEXT 100 days of love is a call to align all our systems in loving action by 100 partnerships as we do the necessary work to cultivate the loving conversation, asking the question and share the answers around WHAT IF All Our Thoughts Were Loving? activating an experience of love in action, to connect neighborhoods across LA through 100 Days of love with a vision for a radiant citizenry aligned in foundational wellness.
Mend Family Acupuncture and Healthcare
Mend MY LA2050 Grant
Mend will use the MY LA2050 Grant for overhead costs, for the purchase of PPP supplies, and to keep our treatment costs low so that healthcare is affordable to those who do not have insurance.
Enabling LA Heroes Through Mobility
MoceanLab will make low-emissions hybrid carshare vehicles available to healthcare providers at a 50-100% discount. This service will allow these frontline workers access to safe, reliable mobility that enable them to get to and from their places of work safely and efficiently. With more access to healthcare providers, our community will more effectively be able to access healthcare and mental health services, while the hybrid vehicles will help improve overall air quality.
Muralism: 100 Murals by 2028
Muralism connects Angelenos with special needs to the community through public art projects while providing employment to a population underrepresented in the work force. Muralism artists will design and paint 100 murals across Los Angeles County by the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Mychal's Learning Place
Expanding Job Opportunities to Include the Developmentally Disabled Population
With 85% of people who have developmental disabilities unable to find employment, Mychal’s Learning Place has taken a leadership role in creating job training opportunities for this population in LA. We have two successful ventures – a café/bakery and a print shop – that are providing essential work skills to increase the employability and independence of our participants. Beyond simply getting our ventures back in business after the pandemic, Mychal’s has critical expansion plans underway for both operations for the coming year.
An immersive digital art experience, LUMINEX transcends the physical to evoke the healing power of art. This video art collaboration, from six renown artists, projected in large scale-format across the facade of various downtown buildings, illuminates the importance of accessible public art, while speaking to themes pivotal at this moment in time: voids and shattering realities, inclusion and diversity, the healing nature of water, sustainability and our environmental future, and local-global interconnectedness.
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center
Helping Grievers in Los Angeles County Find Hope and Healing After a Death
Los Angeles is grieving. More than 23,000 people in our community have died from COVID-19, and countless others have been impacted by accidents, cancer, heart disease, and an increasing number of homicides, suicides, and drug-induced deaths. OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center helps grieving children, teens, and adults find hope and healing in English and Spanish after the death of someone close through grief support groups, education, and resources. All programs are currently offered online to support and connect grievers during the pandemic.
PLUS ME Project
Reestablishing Connection & Confidence For LA’s Youth
PLUS ME uses the art of personal narrative storytelling to empower youth in LA. Through our self-reflective journaling and dialoguing process, students increase their self-awareness, realize they are not alone, and learn how to vulnerably share their stories. Our project will help underserved high school youth reconnect with their peers while engaging with diverse role models, strengthen their oral and written skills to prepare for college applications and job interviews, and build confidence as they transition back to in-person learning.
Project Giving Kids
Create the Change
We envision a more compassionate world and believe that encouraging and making it easier for kids, teens, and families to engage in volunteer service builds empathy, compassion, communication, and teamwork. PGK’s annual Create the Change® program is a successful model for engaging local youth in meaningful hands-on service, providing multiple ways to make a difference and expose youth to a wide range of community needs. We partner with over 50 nonprofits in Los Angeles, connecting youth volunteers to support their diverse missions.
Rainbow Labs - Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth One Lab At A Time
Rainbow Labs - A Mentoring Program For LGBTQ+ Youth
Acting on the power of mentoring, we are launching a summer pilot program leading to a full-fledged afterschool program for LGBTQ+ youth by January of 2022. This summer, 50 LGBTQ+ youth will be paired with ten mentors. Youth will meet weekly with their peers and a mentor for formal activities such as utilizing their storytelling power and an accelerator program offering opportunities for youth to engage with LGBTQ+ professionals. Mentors will also build in informal one-on-one time to individual and uniquely identified support to their mentees.
San Fernando Valley Audubon Society
Wildlife for Everyone: Accessibility at Sepulveda Basin
The Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve is a heavily used haven in the San Fernando Valley for all manner of wildlife, and humans seeking the nature experience. But this is not the case for those with disabilities. This proposal will provide a means to access for blind, deaf, seniors, wheelchair users and developmentally disabled individuals who desire to experience the healing properties of this natural reserve.
San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ+ Center
Building Pride: Creating an LGBTQ home in the SGV
The LGBTQ+ Center lost its physical space in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our goal is to create a physical space for the LGBTQ+ community in the San Gabriel Valley. This space will allow for socially-distant meetings while the pandemic continues, and regular in person meetings when it is over. It will also provide resources for those who need emergency services and/or healthcare referrals. The space will provide trainings for numerous causes, including safe space training, ally-support, family-support, and healthy living training.
Give Your Gift Los Angeles
SBCC believes that lasting social change happens when communities come together to support each other by sharing their gifts, talents, and abilities; and that every individual has something unique to contribute. SBCC will create a digital platform to facilitate this exchange on the local level and help build a more equitable and just society. Give Your Gift (GYG) is about organizing and scaling a community’s capacity to help itself. SBCC is paving the way for an alternative “gift economy” that will result in a more inclusive local economy.
Seed Consulting Group
The Ripple Effect: Redefining volunteerism by connecting those passionate about sustainability with Non-Profits who need help tacking their biggest problems
In our Pro-bono Consulting Program, we form project teams of local talented professionals and connect them with LA-based non-profits to find solutions for their largest problems. This program benefits the Los Angeles community by amplifying the impact of our non-profits, providing professional development opportunities, and increasing long-term volunteerism from untapped populations. This grant will allow us to expand our capacity of annual projects, community networking, and professional development opportunities.
Sensagrate's SensaVision: Reducing Traffic Congestion
SensaVision collects real-time traffic and roadway safety data of cities to decrease congestion and save lives on roadways. SensaVision is an end-to-end computer vision, AI, and IoT Mobility-as-a-Service platform for mobility and transportation data providers, and traffic engineers to provide real-time roadway, traffic, and safety analytics with and predictive analysis.
South Central LAMP
The HOPE Project - helping families heal through mental health access.
South Central LAMP serves low-income and immigrant families that have little to no access to mental health services. The Hope Project aims to provide trauma-informed, culturally-responsive mental health and supportive services (including family advocacy, parenting classes, case management and childcare) to children and families in South Central Los Angeles.
Teen Talk App - Jewish Big Brother Big Sister Los Angeles
Teen Talk App, It's OK to Not Be OK Campaign: Normalizing teen mental health struggles through peer support
Teen Talk App creates an accessible, safe, anonymous space for teens to receive support from trained peers. The “It's OK to Not Be OK” digital marketing campaign aims to normalize and destigmatize experiences of depression, anxiety, isolation and loneliness among teens in Los Angeles by driving new users to the app. Growing awareness of the Teen Talk App allows teens who otherwise might lack mental health support to connect with peers, feel seen and heard, and resolve crises in a safe and supportive environment right from their cell phone.
Thai Fan Meet USA
Boys Love Drama Festival
Explore Asian culture through food, music, dance, and informative discussions. Thai Fan Meet will host an inaugural Boy's Love Drama Festival with members from the community to celebrate all things drama. This event will spotlight and celebrate the Asian boy's love series. Tv series that features same-sex relationships for ages 18+ to bring fans together around issues of genderless love in media, foster future allies for the Asian American and Black communities.
The Civics Center
100 jóvenes líderes de la democracia. 10,000 nuevos votantes jóvenes.
El mayor obstáculo para el voto de los jóvenes no es la apatía; es el registro de votantes. El setenta y cinco por ciento de los jóvenes de 18 años que estaban registrados para votar acudieron a votar en el condado de Los Ángeles en las elecciones generales de 2020. Empoderamos a los estudiantes de secundaria para que sean líderes de la democracia juvenil, organizando a sus compañeros para que utilicen las leyes existentes que permiten que los jóvenes se preinscriban para votar a partir de los 16 años.
The Harmony Project
Community-Based Mobile Music Production Labs
With support from LA2050, Harmony Project will launch community-based, pop-up arts experiences that promote social-emotional wellbeing as well as individual and community healing after the pandemic. Through a creative place-making lens, we will host monthly mobile music-production labs that will make music-making and sharing accessible to and driven by community members.
The Jizo Foundation
The Jizo Foundation Memorial Grieving Site Project - Connecting with individuals and families to provide social and emotional support and healing following the loss of an infant at or prior to birth.
The Jizo Foundation was established to heal and support those who are grieving the loss of a baby at birth or before, through the creation of grieving spaces in public parks or gardens, where individuals and families can visit to mourn their loss. Modeled on an ancient and very popular Japanese tradition, our goal is to bring together community, foster understanding about this neglected population, and provide social, emotional and mental health support to thousands of women through connection, volunteerism, and community events.
The Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre
CreateLA.org (Frmly: The Decameron Project)
Imagine having an intimate YouTube like space within a walking distance in Hollywood. Create LA project brings life to written works, such as plays, poetries, prose by recording them and publish them onto streaming media. Adler will connect writers, actors and film makers to create to collaborate. We will provide the space, studio and guidance. This is an expansion of the Decameron Project Kaz Matamura created in 2020, so artists could connect and create during the pandemic, while protecting our communities.
The Wildwoods Foundation
Our Town: The Gamification of Civic Engagement
Our Town is a mobile app that allows schools, organizations, and neighborhood groups to report, post, and track community improvement projects, competing internally or between groups. Our Town allows members to establish teams and for the teams to establish the parameters of their “game,” setting the terms of competition, including duration, scoring, and point value. Points are scored by reporting community problems and by completing community beautification or improvement projects.
Thrive Way, Inc
The world's first "Say Do Be" Good Social Networking App
This project aims to build communities that focus on saying, doing, and being good. We hope to accomplish this by engaging residents through challenges, starting with giving students a challenge (such as #putasmile, #volunteer, etc), giving children a challenge to connect with the elderly (such as #chat #journal, etc). Residents can choose a challenge, complete it, and then take a photo or video and post it on the app.
Today’s volunteers, tomorrow’s leaders
UCLA UniCamp provides a leadership and training program for hundreds of UCLA student volunteers who form a close-knit community as they train to be a camp counselor, craft programs, and socialize over the course of the academic year. The program culminates in a week-long summer resident camping program with volunteers serving as counselors for over 1,000 underserved youth. Volunteers gain a sense of service and build lifelong friendships; many continue on to become public servants, teachers, and nonprofit staff.
UCLA Volunteer Center
Students Helping Others: UCLA Volunteer Day 2021 & One Bus/One Cause
The UCLA Volunteer Center connects students to the LA community through volunteer opportunities. Annually, we connect thousands of students to service through our two largest programs: One Bus/One Cause & Volunteer Day. Both programs introduce the UCLA Community to service opportunities and the need for volunteers in LA. Receiving this grant would provide opportunities to students in hopes of creating lifelong volunteers to enrich the LA community. Note: as COVID restrictions shift, we are prepared to host in-person, online or hybrid programs.
Union Station Homeless Services
Union Station Homeless Services: Championing the Lived Experience to connect with community and advocate for change
Ending homelessness in LA County requires effective community engagement to educate people and dispel myths in order to build support for systemic change and equitable policy solutions. Union Station’s Lived Expertise Advisory Panel (LEAP) amplifies the voices of people who have experienced homelessness in an advisory capacity on policy and program planning. With LA2050 funds, we will provide training and civic participation opportunities to LEAP members and launch a texting campaign to educate and engage others in advocating for change.
Voices Beyond Assault
Survivor Empowerment Retreats: Connecting, Healing and Learning
Voices Beyond Assault believes in providing aid, resources, innovative therapy methods for survivors of sexual assault. We believe by amplifying the voices of survivors and changing the process of post-traumatic healing. Through our three pronged approach of education, advocacy and resource delivery, we aim to provide new resources to survivors so they can be healers and become the newfound leaders in our world’s fight against sexual violence.
Walk With Sally
Virtual Platform to support children impacted by cancer
Walk With Sally transformed the virtual community, based on cancer's shared experience to improve health outcomes, specifically better psychological well-being, for cancer-affected families. Our pivot during the pandemic to meet the urgent needs of our families demonstrated deep impact through art healing, mindfulness, enrichment programs, deepening relationships through activities, roundtables, and workshops. Knowing we could not break our promise to the families we serve, we created an innovative virtual community.
WORLD HARVEST CHARITIES AND FAMILY SERVICES
Los Angeles World Harvest Food Bank Cares About Feeding People
World Harvest Charities and Family Services operates World Harvest Food Bank (WHFB). We provide food, basic staples and essential items to individuals and families who have limited resources to meet their most basic needs. WHFB follows both the front line and warehouse food bank models allowing families to shop in a retail environment as close to a real shopping experience versus the standard food bank box model. We also provide boxed food supplies to agencies for redistribution. Getting food to people is priority.