If you're interested in helping mentor young men and women, read this. Part 1

Sunday January 11, 2015 by Carolyn

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.

Mayor Garcetti announces $1 million innovation fund!

Thursday November 6, 2014 by Carolyn

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.

U.S.VETS receives $500,000 grant to help homeless vets. Read how creator of World of Warcraft is involved.

Monday July 14, 2014 by Carolyn

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. 

Garcetti Creates Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles which aims to make LA the most "livable city in the world."

Friday June 27, 2014 by Carolyn

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."  

LA is on way to becoming a major walkable city

Tuesday June 17, 2014 by Carolyn

Thanks to the increasing interest in living and working in pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, Los Angeles ranked number 16 out of 30 cities for its "walkability" in a report issued by SmartGrowth America. Not as high as we might like but better than one might expect. (Actually, LA tied with Columbus, Ohio and Kansas City, Missouri. Washington, D.C., New York and Boston topped the list.)