Saturday, 27 October, 2018
The Book Truck is a non-profit organization that gives away free books to teens in under-served communities. The Book Truck's mission is to empower each teen to find the books that nourish their heart and mind. Through their work, they are building a community of readers.
Ecologia Youth Trust is a Scottish based international charity supporting disadvantaged young people in Russia, Georgia, Thailand, Kenya and Uganda.
Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots.
The Sierra Club Foundation is the education and fundraising arm of the Sierra Club, one of the oldest and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. The Sierra Club Foundation's mission is to "help educate, inspire, and empower humanity to preserve the natural and human environment."
From the Top is an American initiative to develop and showcase young classical musicians. Through live events, NPR and video broadcasts, scholarships, and arts education programs, they empower young people to engage and inspire music lovers of all ages.
TreePeople is a nonprofit environmental advocacy group located in Los Angeles. Tree People's mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share our process as a model for the world. It all began in 1970, when 15-year old Andy Lipkis planted the first trees to help his smog-damaged hometown LA breathe again. He founded TreePeople in 1973.
The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 by Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all. Since then, they’ve won numerous landmark legal victories on behalf of the exploited, the powerless and the forgotten.
Green Communications Initiative is a nonprofit public benefit corporation, committed to people consuming less. Communicating through arts, media, culture and education they are committed to actively benefit our environment. By supporting positive consumer behaviors and encouraging necessary change, by creating a dialogue between people and makers of green products about the way we consume them, they create a partnership for the stewardship of our planet.
Founded in 1997 by Dr. Myron and Joyce Glick, Jericho Road Community Health Center provides excellent medical care to all who come, regardless of ability to pay. In addition to serving patients from Buffalo, JRFP began caring for a large number of refugees, many who had never seen a doctor or received proper medical care before coming to America.
Telfair Elelmentary is simply an elementary school.
They lost their music teacher and the principle arranged for a mariachi teacher to come to the school.
They barely had enough instruments for the students to each have proper turns practicing.
So the Rim Of Heaven Project team bought them instruments so that they would be properly equipped. The area this school is in has a high number of gang members and the principle explained that learning to play an instrument was what kept him out of a gang. He was born and raised in this town and has stayed with the hope of improving his community.
The LA Community Garden Council is a small non-profit project by a handful of paid employees with support from a wider network of local board members with ties to various organizations such as the LA Food Policy Council.
Since 1998, LA Community Garden Council has helped build 38 community gardens and has offered gardening and community organizing advice to more than 125 community gardens in LA County. The goal at the Los Angeles Community Garden Council is to ensure that all people in LA County can grow healthy food in their neighborhood.
Conservation International (CI) is a nonprofit environmental organization that has its main offices in Arlington, Virginia.The organization believes "that human beings are totally dependent on nature — and that by saving nature, we’re saving ourselves. To that end, CI is helping to build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet."
CI employs more than 1,000 people and works with more than 2,000 partners in 30 countries and has helped support 1,200 protected areas and interventions across 77 countries, safeguarding more than 601 million hectares of land, marine and coastal areas.
The California Wildlife Center is a non-profit organization that operates a wildlife rehabilitation facility. They provide care and medical treatment to injured, sick and orphaned wild animals (over 25,000 animals since inception).
Once rehabilitated and capable of survival on their own, they are released back to their home in the wild. The California Wildlife Center is supported by state-of-the-art animal care and rehabilitation facilities, a cadre of professionally-trained staff, dedicated volunteers and an engaged community.
Founded in 1986 as the Refugee Aid Project by community activists in South Texas, RAICES has grown to be the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas. RAICES is an acronym for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. It offers free and low-cost legal services to immigrants and refugees. RAICES offers consultations for immigrants filling out residency or citizenship applications. It also offers legal services to asylum-seekers eligible for relief, victims of crime or Texas residents at risk of deportation. In 2017, RAICES staff closed 51,000 cases at no cost to the client.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights was founded in Chicago in 2004. It is a human rights organization that advocates for the rights and best interests of immigrant children. It gives students the unique opportunity to work one-on-one with unaccompanied immigrant children who come to the United States without a parent or legal guardian to flee violence, abuse, and/or poverty. Young Center attorneys and social workers, along with bilingual volunteers, are appointed as Child Advocate (guardian ad litem) by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Wildwoods Foundation is a non-profit youth services organization that provides ecology-based programs for Los Angeles schools. It teaches individuals to understand and apply the principles of ecology to achieve harmony in the communities. The Wildwoods Foundation was founded in 2000 as a response to the shooting at Columbine High School. That tragedy moved a handful of volunteers with the National Park Service to explore the possibility of expanding traditional outdoor programming to include the components of character development, personal growth and community involvement.
826LA is a non-profit tutoring center for students ages 6 to 18. It specializes in after-school tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. The students are encouraged to be creative and once a month one of their stories gets published and put into the store for people to purchase.
Founded in 1992, artworxLA is a L.A.-based educational organization dedicated to combatting the high school dropout rate via engagement of alternative high school students with a long-term program focused on the arts and mentorship. In short, they provide continuation high school students with access to professional artists to keep them engaged and successful in school. With just one partner school site, artworxLA has grown to 29 alternative education schools, where students may pursue a variety of creative disciplines, from fine arts to filmmaking to the recording industry, with teaching artists and entertainment industry mentors helping students develop the skills and connections that lead to creative careers.
Safe Place for Youth is a nonprofit working with homeless youth on the Westside of Los Angeles. SPY was founded in 2011 by a group of dedicated volunteers and Founder/Executive Director Alison Hurst, offering hot food, clothing and socks to homeless youth in Venice Beach from their cars. With support from Board Members, donors, volunteers and partner organizations, SPY has grown from a 100% volunteer-led organization to a professional staff of 55 employees. Their mission is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time. SPY provides three core areas of service provision: Street Outreach, Drop-in Center, and Case Management.