The El Monte Promise Foundation: Collaboration and Innovation Brings a Better Future to El Monte

July 3, 2014

Kindergartners are encouraged to think about what they want to be when they grow up. In classrooms, they learn about different professions and draw pictures of themselves as firefighters, astronauts, doctors, artists and even U.S. presidents. Their dreams are big and they are unstoppable. Yet somewhere along the way, far too many children see these […]

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Street Poets: Healing L.A. Youth Through the Power of the Pen

January 22, 2014

“Now I see since my youth I’ve had the key To open the door inside me This pen & pad will set me free” -“Me Myself & I” by Eric Henderson, Street Poet The idea for Street Poets first came to Chris Henrikson back in 1995, while he was volunteering through the Writer’s Guild of […]

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Spotlight: One Los Angeles, One Nation

January 9, 2014

The One Los Angeles, One Nation Initiative supports increased civic engagement of the American Muslim, and those perceived as Muslim, communities in Los Angeles County. The Initiative seeks to address misperceptions of the American Muslim community post-9/11 by supporting civic engagement through leadership development, engaging residents in public policy and advocacy, and partnerships and collaborations. […]

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Protecting the Vulnerable: The Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center

December 18, 2013

By Rose Veniegas Imagine: Mrs. White, a 73-year-old widow with Parkinson’s, hypertension, diabetes and a history of stroke, is cared for by her son. She was admitted to the hospital after she fell down and lay on the floor for 36 hours before being brought to the emergency room by her neighbor. Unfortunately, stories of […]

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