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Father-Son Duo Builds Legacy for Peace Through Street Basketball

Ryan Hicks had just wrapped another successful season of community partnerships with various NBA teams throughout the nation before jumping into his next high-profile sporting event, the Venice Beach Summer Showdown, a legendary competitive tournament that showcases the best of both professional and amateur basketball.

Gospel Voices of O.C. Juneteenth Celebration Returns to Musco Center

Debora Wondercheck, Musco Center Presents, and Chapman University’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will bring back the country’s premier showcase for storytelling of the Black experience with the 2024 Gospel Voices of O.C. concert to celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 8.

Plug In Ventures Secures $1 Million Grant to Drive Diversity and Innovation

Plug In Ventures, a growing tech community in South Los Angeles, has received a grant of $1 million from the California Office of Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), through the Accelerate California program, to help further their mission of supporting diverse, early-stage startups in underserved neighborhoods.

UrbanPromise is Changing Lives in Canoga Park

UrbanPromise Los Angeles (UPLA) is a nonprofit organization founded by husband-and-wife Dionté and Meg Grey in 2019. UPLA provides free after school and summer camp programs to elementary and middle school students from lower-income households.

Political Playback: News You Might Have Missed-August 17

The Gene Hale Foundation, a non-profit based in Los Angeles County, donated $25,000 to the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) Education Scholarship Foundation to support a program designed to assist college-bound students.

Political Playback: News You Might Have Missed

The Gene Hale Foundation, a non-profit based in Los Angeles County, donated $25,000 to the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) Education Scholarship Foundation to support a program designed to assist college-bound students.

Perkins Helps Reconnect Families Through The Turning Point

Founder and Executive Director Michelle Perkins of The Turning Point is dedicated to addressing the social issues in Los Angeles by improving family dynamics with life-changing resources that support men, women, parents, and transitional aged youth who have been affected and marginalized by addiction, trauma, homelessness, and incarceration.

EmpowHer Institute Hosts Annual Girls to Greatness Teen Summit

On Friday, April 28, the EmpowHer Institute hosted over 500 girls from 13 schools at their annual Girls to Greatness Teen Summit at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year’s theme, Leaders Today. Changemakers Tomorrow., was a declaration of power encouraging the girls to step into their purpose with confidence and commitment.

EmpowHer Celebrates 20 Years in the Community

For 20 years, the EmpowHer Institute under President Dawn L. Brown has supported girls and young women in underrepresented communities, ages 11-18, by teaching them necessary skills through education, training, and mentorship to prepare them for college and career opportunities.

Alexis G. Philius Spreads Compassion Through Non-Profit Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others

Alexis G. Philius RN, is a bedside nurse who was motivated to make a difference in her community after observing a concerning amount of homeless people on her daily commutes to work. Los Angeles has the highest number of unhoused individuals with almost 42,000 people living on the street. Philius has dedicated the last 14 years of her professional life to helping individuals via the medical field but has now begun her journey as a community leader guiding, directing, and organizing volunteers to help balance out the disparities amongst the homeless.

The Children Youth and Family Collaborative Host 23rd Annual Holiday Festival for Youth in Foster and Kinship Care

The Children Youth and Family Collaborative (CYFC) will host its Annual Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 17, at noon, at Holman United Methodist Church. The annual holiday festival celebrates over 2,000 youth in foster and kinship care. This year’s event is a safe “drive-through party” where youth and families will pick up their gifts by car.