Helping Kids Advance Their Knowledge
A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home is a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world. Founded in 1993, APCH has evolved into a 25,000 square foot community center serving an annual average of 900 boys and girls from more than 100 elementary, middle and high schools in South Los Angeles. Over 300 APCH alums have attended college with support from the APCH Shaheen Scholarship, and 74 APCH youth are currently attending colleges and universities on those scholarships, offered since 2002.
Facing Addiction Inc
Facing Addiction is dedicated to finding solutions to the addiction crisis, as well as an independent coalition of national, state, and local non-profit organizations.
Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk
The Friendship Circle exists to bring happiness and companionship to children and young adults with special needs by celebrating their uniqueness and individuality to create renewed strength, comfort and peace of mind to the families of these special individuals; to foster the values of altruism, compassion and acceptance among teen volunteers; and to heighten community awareness, sensitivity and encourage a sense of responsibility and involvement. It is our belief that every person is precious and capable of love, connection and friendship.