In response to Brotherhood Crusade’s COVID-19 Community Rapid Response Fund designed to mobilize funds and provisions for the most under-served communities that are being adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, The James Irvine Foundation will donate funds to help Los Angeles community youth, young adults and families during this critical time. These funds will directly assist with basic living, academic and household needs and assist students while they are away from their schools and the Brotherhood Crusade YouthSource Center.
“Thanks to The James Irvine Foundation, we will be able to continue our outreach to the neediest members of our community, especially the students lacking access to technology in their homes,” said Charisse Bremond Weaver, Brotherhood Crusade President and CEO. “Our goal is to mitigate barriers that prevent our youth from being an active participant in virtual learning. We are extremely grateful for this support and the positive impact it will have on our community and people we serve.”
“We’re very pleased that, through our Better Careers initiative, we can strengthen our partnership with the LA Brotherhood Crusade during this crisis,” said Kelley D. Gulley, Initiative Director with The James Irvine Foundation. “The impact of COVID-19 and the impending recession will hit Californians who were already struggling financially especially hard. In the months and years ahead, Brotherhood Crusade’s transformational work to break down employment barriers and train and place South LA’s young adults into stable, middle-wage careers will be more important than ever.”
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global emergency that is unprecedented in modern history. The “Safer at Home” mandate issued by the City of Los Angeles was effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. and resulted in school closings and mandatory virtual learning via home schooling. The order will be in place through the end of the school year.