COVID-19 vaccinations are offered at MIA pop-up clinics. (File Photo)
This year’s back-to-school fair will be drive-thru only due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ( File Photo)
(From Left, at center): L.A. County Federation of Labor President Yvonne Wheeler prepares a dinner with CD-9 Councilmember Curren Price.  (Brian W. Carter/LASentinel)

Mother’s In Action (MIA) have been a significant pillar in the nourishment of the South Los Angeles. They continue to grow in their role of being a key resource for families in need.

MIA has done more for the Los Angeles neighborhood than anyone can count. They provide refuge for the homeless, medical services for those in need, and continue to provide hope to individuals in underprivileged places.

MIA, a well-known nonprofit organization, has been assisting underserved children, college students, and senior citizens for over 25 years. MIA strives to exemplify mothers who care by providing essential assistance.

Here are some of memorable MIA contributions:


On Friday, June 25, 2021, Mothers In Action and Team Bozé from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health Mobile Clinic provided a Covid Vaccination Clinic at the Los Angeles Sentinel offices on Crenshaw Blvd. The Pfizer vaccine was given to children aged 12 and up at the vaccination clinic. The majority of people receiving a vaccination at the June 25 event were youth preparing to return to school for in person learning in the fall.

Back to School 

The 22nd Annual Mothers In Action (MIA) Back to School Health Fair was held on Saturday, August 15 at Exposition Park. Due to COVID-19 epidemic, the festival was only be available via drive-thru to keep everyone safe and protected.

They provided for over 1,000 school-aged, underserved at-risk youth; they received a fully loaded backpack, Kleenex, dental kits, fresh fruit, hand sanitizer, mouse pads, and masks, activity books, with other valuable resource information on health, COVID-19 testing, health insurance, immunizations, education, and counseling. MIA President Tracy Mitchell continues to live up to the mission statement left by her late mother, Brenda Marsh-Mitchell, MIA’s founder and president.


On Thursday, November 25, 2021, MIA and Ward EDC hosted their 26th annual Thanksgiving Feed at Ward Villas Senior Complex. over 1,000 meals are provided to local residents each year with 200 of those meals allocated to the residents of Ward Villas. thanksgiving meals at Ward Villas was started by the late Brenda Marsh-Mitchell and the late Lillian Mobley in 1995 to give seniors a holiday meal, who are surprisingly forgotten or neglected during the holiday season.

For almost 25 years, MIA, has been supporting underserved families of the community. MIA aspires to be an example of caring members of society, by offering necessary help. MIA has been an essential foundation in the nutrition of South Los Angeles. They are becoming an increasingly crucial resource for families in need. There is so much to highlight about the organization, but they most notable feature is the consistency in helping the community.

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