In celebration of 100 years of service to Los Angeles County, the California Community Foundation (CCF) hosted Portraits of Compassion from March-April 2016. The photo exhibit at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes showcased 30 of L.A.’s Unsung Heroes: everyday people doing extraordinary things.
If you missed the photo exhibit, you can still learn about the heroes and view their portraits here.
The challenges facing Los Angeles are enormous, but its potential is infinite. In neighborhoods throughout the county, people are working to realize that potential. Individual acts of kindness ripple outward, creating powerful, positive change. This is the truest form of success, greater than the money we earn or the accolades we receive. These actions represent the dreams of the community and lay the foundation for a better future.
The passions of these Unsung Heroes are diverse, but together they are transforming our region. For a century, CCF has brought people together to build a better Los Angeles. We are the nation’s third-oldest community foundation, established as a permanent philanthropic resource to respond to the needs of L.A. County – in the present and the future. Whether in the areas of housing, education, health, immigrant integration, art or economic opportunity, CCF is committed to improving the quality of life for all Angelenos.
Los Angeles is the most diverse community in the United States, and photography transcends all languages. We hope these images help turn inspiration into action. We must all push ourselves to be Unsung Heroes, to improve the communities that give us so much and to realize the incredible potential of Los Angeles County.