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  • They Count. Will You?
    by Christopher Compton on January 22, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    On Thursday night, Francisco Covarriubias will help discover how many of his neighbors are living on the streets. For the third year in a row, he is giving his time to let them know they count. “I was working in an organization based in Skid Row. Every day we saw hundreds of homeless people right […] The post They Count. Will You? appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Ending Homelessness Requires More than Homes
    by Christopher Compton on January 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    The shift from life on the street to life inside a community with an apartment of your own can be challenging. Transitioning from being surrounded by people at all hours, to living in your own apartment with a door and a lock can feel isolating and lonely. And adjusting to the rules and customs of […] The post Ending Homelessness Requires More than Homes appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Southern California Wildfire Relief
    by Christopher Compton on December 28, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Devastating wildfires are tearing through Southern California, destroying homes and forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate. In Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, the Thomas Fire has destroyed more than 1000 homes, businesses and other structures, including Vista del Mar Hospital, which was fully evacuated before it burned to the ground. As of December 28, the […] The post Southern California Wildfire Relief appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • You Can Help Transform a Life This Giving Tuesday
    by CCF Marcomm on November 28, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Data analysts expect a staggering $201 million dollars to be raised this #GivingTuesday, known as the single day dedicated to celebrating the start of the giving season. Every year on the Tuesday following the Thanksgiving holiday (and the “Black Friday” shopping rush), millions of individuals give to the philanthropic causes that are close to their […] The post You Can Help Transform a Life This Giving Tuesday appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Making Promises Count
    by CCF Marcomm on November 14, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    CCF partnered with WestEd to create the "Promises That Count" report which looks at the 13 existing College Promises programs in L.A. County. Upon the report’s release, CCF hosted a convening of leaders from the existing programs to better understand the challenges and opportunities for CCF to support a network of College Promises that are committed to helping students succeed. The post Making Promises Count appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Walking Forward in Uncertain Times
    by Christopher Compton on January 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    By Chris Compton I spent Thursday morning at the Cathedral in Downtown L.A., listening to counselors from high schools, colleges and nonprofits discuss how they were supposed to talk to their students about last Wednesday’s executive orders on immigration. The event, organized by L.A. Cash for College and SoCal CAN with support from the California […] The post Walking Forward in Uncertain Times appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Wholehearted Philanthropy
    by Christopher Compton on December 30, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    “Why do we spend our lives striving to be something that we would never want to be, if only we knew what we wanted? Why do we waste our time doing things which, if we only stop to think about them, are just the opposite of what we are made for?” -Thomas Merton If a […] The post Wholehearted Philanthropy appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • On Giving Tuesday, Give to the Future of Los Angeles
    by Christopher Compton on November 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Today, people all across the U.S. will celebrate Giving Tuesday. On this national day of generosity, individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits come together to build the future of their communities. As the foundation for Los Angeles County, the California Community Foundation is committed to creating a future in which all Angelenos have the opportunity to […] The post On Giving Tuesday, Give to the Future of Los Angeles appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • A Community-Built Future for El Monte
    by Christopher Compton on November 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    This giving season, we are highlighting innovative approaches to the most pressing issues facing Los Angeles County. Our investments in these solutions are made possible by the Future of L.A. Fund. There are moments when a single question can change your life. Francisco Arroyo was midway through his junior year, when his guidance counselor asked […] The post A Community-Built Future for El Monte appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • New Opportunities for New Americans
    by Christopher Compton on November 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    This giving season, we are highlighting innovative approaches to the most pressing issues facing Los Angeles County. Our investments in these solutions are made possible by the Future of L.A. Fund. “I love the freedom that we find in America; being able to create your own life and your own path,” said Sandra Aguillón. When […] The post New Opportunities for New Americans appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

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