Non-Profit Attendees

A New Way of Life Reentry Project provides housing and support services to formerly incarcerated women in South Central Los Angeles, facilitating a successful transition back to community life.  Since our founding in 1998, we have helped transform the lives of more than 600 women and their children. View our organizational brochure for more information.

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The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.  The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research.

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Established in 1990, the Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) is a network of community organizations focused on enhancing the lives of Asian Pacific Islanders throughout Los Angeles County.  Our mission is to meet the diverse needs of Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) by Building healthier communities, developing API leaders,  creating a stronger API voice and providing the foundation for a brighter tomorrow.

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Chrysalis
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.  Chrysalis empowers its clients to successfully complete a self-directed job search with the help of its programs and social enterprises.  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.
 
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CoachArt’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children and adolescents with chronic and life threatening illnesses by providing free, personal lessons in the arts and athletics.  CoachArt matches patients for weekly personal lessons with qualified volunteer coaches who are professionals in their fields. This unique program offers art and recreational therapy to enhance patients’ confidence, hope, and self-esteem.


The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.  When the Foundation was established in 1955, children with CF were not expected to live long enough to attend elementary school. Due in large part to the Foundation’s aggressive investments in innovative research and comprehensive care, many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond. 
  
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The mission of the Downtown Women’s Center is to provide permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, and to advocate ending homelessness for women.  Founded in 1978, the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that provides over 50,000 meals, 71 permanent supportive housing apartments, and a wide array of health, education, and other supportive services to more than 2500 homeless and very low-income women each year. 
 
 
Earth Rights Institute is dedicated to securing a culture of peace and justice by establishing dynamic worldwide networks of persons of goodwill and special skill, promoting policies and programs which further democratic rights to common heritage resources, and building ecological communities.
 
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Falling Whistles is a non-profit organization campaigning for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Falling Whistles sells whistles to raise money for education, advocacy, and the rehabilitation of war-affected people in Congo. The organization got its name from a journal written by its founder, sharing his experiences during a trip to eastern Congo in 2008. During that trip, Falling Whistles’ founder met a group of former child soldiers who told him that some children who are too young to carry weapons were sent into battle armed only with whistles.
 
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Five Acres, The Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles County, is a child and family services agency that strengthens families and prevents child abuse through treatment and education in community-based and residential Programs. Originally founded as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including residential care and educational services, mental health services in homes and schools, foster care and adoptions, and domestic violence prevention. 
 
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Generation Rescue is dedicated to recovery for children with autism spectrum disorders by providing guidance and support for medical treatment to directly improve the child’s quality of life for all families in need.  Today, Generation Rescue is known throughout the world for its dedication to the recovery of children with autism spectrum disorders by providing guidance and support for all families in need.
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Global Adolescent Project, G.A.P., was born of necessity, to fill a void- a gap -in assistance, for youth. Founded by California residents Dr. Nancy Sobel and Matt Vecere, who met while volunteering in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating Jan 12, 2010 earthquake, G.A.P’s mission is to educate, encourage resilience, and empower disenfranchised youth, globally.
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The Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition (GWHFC) is comprised of actors, producers, writers, artists, teachers, journalists, lawyers, housewives, and a corps of former “clients” who help us pick up donated food all over town and prepare it in a kitchen just a mile from Sycamore and Romaine. Serving a meal to the “homeless and hungry” is the smallest part of what we do. We meet them on their own turf and talk to them – and listen.
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Through visual arts, performing arts, and media workshops, Inside Out Community Arts promotes healthy interaction among diverse at-risk and underserved Los Angeles middle-school and high school youth. Led by both specially trained teams of professional artists and high school age mentors, Inside Out bridges cultural, geographic, socioeconomic and differently-abled boundaries to support youth in creating and presenting topical theater, art and media.
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Junior Achievement is a partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers — all working together to inspire young people to dream bigotential. JA’s hands-on, experiential programs teach the key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to young people all over the world.
 
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LA Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We strive to empower Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations.
 
 
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The mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Greater Los Angeles is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
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Liberty Hill advances movements for social change through a unique combination of grants, leadership training and alliance building.  Liberty Hill is first to identify community leaders at the frontlines of change. We invest in changemakers and equip them with the skills and relationships they need to build power and advance social justice. After more than 30 years, Liberty Hill is uniquely positioned to bring together forces for change and forge a common agenda for equality and opportunity in Los Angeles. 
  
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The mission of the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce is to create life-changing opportunities for the youth of greater Los Angeles by engaging young professionals in community service. LAJCC programs serve 15,000 youth annually and provide athletic, arts and educational opportunities which encourage integrity and self-esteem.

  
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The mission of New Leaders Council (NLC) is to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneurs – those who are leading industries, setting trends, and building institutions that support robust civic and political life in a global America.  NLC accomplishes this mission primarily through the NLC Institute; the nation’s premiere political entrepreneurship training program that builds local teams of outstanding young professionals in fifteen cities across the nation.
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Nuevo South is a dynamic community development organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for South Los Angeles communities by providing youth access to state-of-the-art technology, educational opportunities and leadership development utilizing innovative approaches.
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The One Percent Foundation (OPF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing persistent global challenges by building a broad-based movement for next generation philanthropy. We educate, organize and mobilize our peers – young adults in their 20s and 30s – to become generous, committed, and strategic philanthropists. We recognize that many young people are not in the habit of giving since it can be a burden to know where or how much to give.
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Founded in 1984, PATH is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by empowering homeless people with the tools for self-sufficiency. PATH works towards this goal by providing services that help homeless people find work, save money, secure housing, and empower their lives.
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Pillar is the business community’s link to L.A.’s students, classrooms and schools.  A partnership of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Unified School District, Pillar builds and supports partnerships between businesses and schools to strengthen education and develop the future workforce. 

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PIRATES (Print Interactive Radio & Television Educational Society) is dedicated to helping nonprofits to more effectively work with the media. It is the only L.A. area association that offers regular opportunities for nonprofits, the media, and other communications professionals to network.

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Project by Project (“PBP”) is a 501(c)(3) national volunteer organization of social entrepreneurs focusing on issues relating to the Asian American community by raising public awareness, volunteerism and capital.  PbP selects a different theme to champion from year to year. Local chapters select a community-based organization that is focused on issues within that theme and tailors a year-long campaign to help its fundraising, community outreach and public awareness efforts. 

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The mission of the Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN) is to develop a productive network of exemplary and diverse leaders in the business, government and community sectors who are capable of addressing the critical challenges facing the Southern California region. SCLN does this through its signature Leadership Fellowships, continued leadership development opportunities and other convenings to promote lifelong leadership learning. Read more about our programs directly from some notable Alumni in our Alumni Spotlight section.

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StartingBloc educates, inspires and connects emerging leaders to create new solutions to global challenges.  Our signature Program, the Institute for Social Innovation is a five day fellowship program focused on corporate social innovation, social entrepreneurship, cross-sector partnerships and sustainability. Fellows work with corporate executives, non profit leaders, as well as MBA and graduate school professors on cutting edge innovations.

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The Boys & Girls Club of Venice is one of over 4,300 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide. Upholding national guidelines for program content, delivery and quality, a growing number of Boys & Girls Clubs now provide programs over three million youth across our country and in military bases overseas.  Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  Our staff and programs come together to create stability, consistency, and a sense of safety.
 
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The YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA/GLA) is a women’s membership movement built on the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. We touch over 100,000 individuals annually through various programs that include affordable child-care, after-school youth programs, economic empowerment, job training and housing, and sexual assault crisis services.
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The YMCA of Greater Long Beach will build strong kids, strong families and strong communities and will contribute powerfully to the life in Long Beach and partner cities we serve.  All activities of the YMCA will strengthen the family, and show, by example of our work how people of all backgrounds can live together and grow toward their full potential.
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UGADA, pronounced “U-GOTTA,” is the national youth movement for Alzheimer’s disease & gerontology (the study of aging) awareness.  The UGADA Youth Movement was founded by 3 stubborn individuals in 2005 determined to slap awake their fellow youth about the needs of our elders.  UGADA has come to be a network of young people in college, high school, and graduate school brought together from coast to coast to eliminate Alzheimer’s and to ensure better lives for those who are aging healthy.

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Upward Bound House is a community-based, social service agency headquartered in Santa Monica California.  We are a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1991 to help mitigate the affordable housing crisis on the Westside of Los Angeles County and specifically, its impact on two vulnerable populations:   homeless families with minor children and very low-income seniors. 

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The UCLA Volunteer Center was established in 2009 by Chancellor Gene Block. Utilizing ever-changing technologies of modern communication, the Center is dedicated to creating innovative events and programs to inspire all members of the Bruin family to play an active part in their community.  In our participatory democracy, we can become actively involved in improving the lives of fellow citizens by assisting disadvantaged children, the elderly, the homeless, protecting the environment, and exploring all possible ways to make a difference.

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URBAN Teens eXploring Technology (TxT) develops young men into leaders with strong minds through the exploration and use of technology to positively impact their communities. We believe that access to technology should be available to everyone, especially low socio-economic communities. Through our curriculum we develop a culture of innovation, collaboration, and strong academics among our young men. Technology is the equalizer in the 21st Century and therefore we are committed to nurturing our future leaders.   

Viva La Art! partners with other non-profit organizations, art galleries, and businesses  that share like-minded visions of connecting with artists for a good cause. Viva! brings art out of the galleries in fun and accessible ways that provide both artists and the community an outlet for giving back.  Viva!’s goal is to bridge the gap between art and philanthropy by inspiring communities to celebrate the love of art and the spirit of humanity!

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The Volunteer Center of Los Angeles (VCLA) refers volunteers of all ages to nonprofit, public and governmental organizations to provide assistance with the delivery of important services that support community needs. 

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Westside Food Bank is an independent, non-governmental, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in 1981, which provides food to social service agencies on the Westside of Los Angeles County. Our food often enables low-income people to stay in their homes, deterring the problem of homelessness, because it saves them from having to make the agonizing choice between paying for rent or food when they can’t afford both.

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Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Los Angeles (YNPNla) provides social and professional resources to promote success in career development and retention for young professionals and emerging leaders of all ages involved with nonprofits in the Los Angeles, CA area.  We offer an array of programs for our members, including leadership training and networking.

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The Youth Policy Institute (YPI) provides education, training and technology services to lift families out of poverty. Since 2001, YPI has accomplished this by serving families in Los Angeles at 125 program sites throughout the city including place- based education and training services in the areas of afterschool, charter and pilot schools, job training, and summer jobs for youth.

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826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.  Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.  With this in mind, we provide drop-in tutoring, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications.

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