Winning Ideas for Improving LA--A Must Read

Wednesday October 28, 2020 by Carolyn

LA2050 recently held a grant competition that attracted 285 proposals from a wide range of nonprofits, social enterprises, B corporations, and government entities.

Applicants pitched their ideas for improving life in Los Angeles in the following areas--Learn, Connect, Live, Create, and Play. A total of $1 million was distributed among the top 25 winning submissions.

Treat Yourself to Live Talks Los Angeles

Thursday September 24, 2020 by Carolyn

Since 2010, Live Talks Los Angeles has produced hundreds of live events around southern California, featuring prominent and emerging writers, actors, artists, musicians, humorists, chefs, scientists, and, through our Live Talks Business series, thought leaders in business. 

Founded by Ted Habte-Gabr, Live Talks Los Angeles has become a vital part of the cultural life of our city.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Live Talks Los Angeles is being offered virtually. So, you can enjoy a range of conversations from the comfort of your home. 

Powerful Collaboration Creates Huge Hunger Relief Effort in LA

Wednesday June 10, 2020 by Carolyn

Like so many Angelenos, Austin Beutner and Anthony Pritzker were distressed that the Covid-19 pandemic had dramatically increased the food insecurity experienced by so many in the community. Government efforts were inadequate and slow. 

So, Beutner, superintendent of the LAUSD, and Anthony Pritzker, philanthropist and a member of one of the nation's most prominent families (Hyatt), decided to take action. It only took at 20-minute phone call between the long-time friends to create the charity L.A. Students Most in Need.


Baby2Baby great work in response to COVID19

Wednesday April 22, 2020 by Carolyn

So impressed by the way in which so many Southern California nonprofit organizations and social enterprises have pivoted to address the consequences of the pandemic. 

Baby2Baby is one of them.

Since its inception in 2006, its mission has been to provide "children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing, and all the basic necessities that every child needs."

You're in luck: LiveTalkLA's excellent programs are available online!

Thursday March 19, 2020 by Carolyn


LiveTalksLA is one of the Southern California's top cultural offerings. 

Created by Ted Habte-Gabr 10 years ago, LiveTalksLA presents writers, filmmakers, chefs, artists, leaders, comedians, musicians and thought leaders in business and science in a variety of wonderful venues throughout the region. 

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, LiveTalksLA has suspended its in-person programming until medical authorities say that it is safe to congregate.

However, we are in luck!