Mayor Garcetti lobbies for $1 billion LA River restoration plan

Tuesday May 27, 2014 by Carolyn
Mayor Garcetti enlists Senator Boxer in his effort to gain approval of a $1 billion plan to restore the LA River. Will they succeed in persuading the top brass of the Army Corps of Engineers and the White House to approve the plan? Lots of money, lots of politics but lots to gain for Angelenos. Check out the LA Times article here.

What was your favorite part of Sunday's CicLAvia?

Monday April 7, 2014 by Carolyn

Five members of the Do Good LA team joined the thousands who participated in yesterday's CicLAvia. What a wonderful way to see the six miles of Wilshire stretching from downtown to Fairfax! 

Here are our favorite parts of the experience:

The community participation. Lots of different people from all walks of life spending a Sunday together. Rarely does that happen. -Emily-Rose

Finding our that Wilshire actually has hills, as the cyclists, skateboarders and walkers soon learned! -Rob


Impressive Number of So Cal Philanthropists Have Signed Gates & Buffett's "Giving Pledge"

Friday November 15, 2013 by Carolyn

Listening to the CBS Morning News this a.m., Charlie Rose provided a preview of his forthcoming 60 Minutes segment on the “Giving Pledge.” Initiated by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, the signatories pledge that they will dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.

Under “People” on the Do Good LA website, we have provided profiles of most of the signatories from Southern California and will soon post profiles of those remaining.

UCLA Students Represent the U.S. in "Young Innovator of the Year" Award

Monday October 7, 2013 by Carolyn

Thanks to Professor Philip Massey (UCLA Ph.D. Public Health) and Do Good LA team member, I learned about the Falling Walls Lab competition that was to take place on October 3 at UCLA. As a fan of fast pitch competitions, I knew that I was in for a treat. So, I made the trek from Pasadena to Westwood in rush hour traffic to attend.

The Challenge of Being A Good Nonprofit (and LA Groups That Are Getting It Right)

Sunday September 15, 2013 by Carolyn

To many people, the term "nonprofit" connotes "noble"--a frugal organization whose passionate (and often underpaid) staff are working hard to eradicate a vexing problem or provide a needed societal benefit--or a strongly-backed but well run organization marshaling relatively enormous resources at targeted challenges. This perception likely characterizes most of the nonprofits in the United States and certainly those that are profiled on this website.