Mia Lehrer, the landscape designer who, with her firm Mia Lehrer+Associates, has been such a visionary force behind the revitalization of the Los Angeles River (and other major projects), is now creating bracelets inspired by the river.
As promised, here is Part 2 of organizations in the Los Angeles area who are mentoring girls, boys and teens and helping to ensure their professional and personal success:
A Place Called Home
An organization that provides children and youth in South Central Los Angeles with love, safety, enrichment training and opportunities through educational programs, counseling and mentoring.
If so, check out the organizations in Los Angeles that provide specialized opportunities for you to mentor young men and women. This list comes from the October 2014 issue of Esquire Magazine; stay tuned for part two of this blog. More mentoring organizations to come.
Creative writing with recently incarcerated youth. Share stories. Share feedback. Learn from each other.
Another reason we are super fortunate that Eric Garcetti is Mayor of Los Angeles:
On November 6, the Mayor announced the creation of a $1 million Innovation Fund to pay for original ideas that city employees and commissioners propose that will improve the efficiencies within city departments and improve the quality of life for Angelenos. The Mayor expects to finance about 10 projects with this initial round of funding.
Venice-based TOMS has a personal link to an exciting and inspiring new social enterprise, REVISIT, that strives to preserve America's national parks.
Did you know that Los Angeles is the home of U.S.VETS, the country's largest provider of services to homeless and at-risk military veterans? We didn't either, but an article in the Los Angeles Business Journal led us to do some research.
"When you don't have to get into a car, it's golden," says L.A. real estate developer Rick Caruso in a June 30, 2014 article titled "The End of Driving (As We Know It)" in Fortune magazine.
As of tomorrow, L.A. will become more environmentally healthy. Remember that L.A. banned single use plastic bags at supermarkets in January; on July 1 the ban is extending to mom and pop stores. Kudos to Councilman Paul Koretz who was a leading advocate of the ban.
Mayor Garcetti has announced the establishment of the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles which he hopes will create "transformative change in the city." The Fund will, the Mayor predicts "harness new ideas and new resources to make L.A. the most livable city in the world."