826 L.A. • Los Angeles • Supports students with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Access Books • Los Angeles • Provides books to inner-city schools where most students who are children of color and children of immigrants live at or below the poverty line.
Aspire West. Pasadena. Committed to a vision that all people are of infinite worth. This vision compels us to live as ambassadors in the world and to ignite a spirit of hope and inspiration in our youth by preparing them for academic success and aiding them in acquiring the life skills necessary for a purposeful and productive life.
Build • Los Angeles • Uses entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college and career success.
Caltech Y Rise • Caltech • Afterschool math and science-focused tutoring program that serves public school students.
Collaborate PASadena • Pasadena and surrounding areas • Supportive framework of the Pasadena Unified School District and the City of Pasadena made up of individuals, organizations, and businesses dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in a safe, stable, and supportive environment that prepares them for success in school and life.
College Access Plan • Pasadena • Student-centered support system aimed to foster meaningful interactions during their college access and success journey, by addressing the gap in college knowledge and matriculation among low-income and first-generation college-going students in Pasadena's public schools.
Enrich LA • Los Angeles • Engages Los Angeles students to build gardens in schools, cultivate and appreciate eating simple whole foods through hands-on lessons.
Festival of Books • Los Angeles • The Los Angeles Times festival celebrates writers, poets, artists, filmmakers and musicians. It's the largest festival of its kind in the United States, held on the USC campus.
Five Acres • Altadena • Strengthens children and families and empowers them within their communities. Offers a full continuum of care for families in crisis, including community-based counseling, foster care and adoption services, and a therapeutic nonpublic school for children with special needs.
Friends of Project 10 • Pasadena • Provides educational support services to LGBTQ Youth who attend public schools campuses.
Get Lit • Los Angeles • Brings classic poetry to the streets and street poetry into the classrooms. By engaging youth in great works of literature, in school and beyond, teens engage in their own futures and unearth their potential.
Harambee Ministries. Pasadena (North West). Provides quality Christian education affordable housing and employment opportunities for students, families and community members.
Hathaway-Sycamores Child and family Services. Pasadena. Provides a comprehensive continuum of services to thousands of children and families annually through a network of facilities stretching across the greater Los Angeles. Services include a residential-treatment center for youth ages 6 through 18 / foster care and adoption services / school-based and outpatient-mental-health services / counseling services / transitional-living program for teens and young adults / family resource center / a grief and loss center for children.
I Have a Dream Foundation. Los Angeles. Provides individualized social, emotional, and academic support to young people from low-income communities from kindergarten all the way through college, along with guaranteed tuition support.
Independent School Alliance. Culver City. Supports children of underrepresented minorities and helps them apply to independent schools.
Institute for Educational Advancement. Pasadena. Dedicated to the intellectual, creative and personal growth of gifted and high-potential youth, with a commitment to the development of the whole child through engaging educational experiences that promote optimal challenge, mentorship, exploration of ideas and recognition of personal potential.
Kids Reading for Success. Pasadena. Uses reading as an educational platform to empower at-risk youth in Pasadena, Altadena, and Los Angeles. KRS' mission is to partner with local non-profit organizations, community programs, and schools to collaborate on long-term literacy projects.
Learning Works. Pasadena. Charter school for underserved and dropout students in grades 7-12.
LitFest Books. Pasadena. Two-days of panels, discussions, readings, and literary activities with local authors. LitFest Pasadena is held in the historic Playhouse District at the Pasadena Playhouse, Vroman's Bookstore, Zona Rosa Cafe, and many other local establishments.
Little Free Library. Pasadena. Connecting kids, cops and community neighbors through books.
Los Angeles Team Mentoring. Los Angeles. Guides middle school students growing up in challenging urban environments to recognize and reach their full potential as members of our community. Through a school-based team approach to mentoring, young adolescents are given the tools and support necessary to make positive choices during a critical period in their lives.
Libros Schmibros. Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. Champions the pleasures of literature and its power to change lives. Based lending library that puts low-or no-cost books into all hands, native and immigrant, Eastside and West.
Math Academy. Pasadena. It's a Pasadena Unified School District program aimed at radically accelerating the learning curve of its mathematically gifted students by providing a curriculum that matches their abilities. The goal of Math Academy is to prepare these students to excel in the honors math and science programs at the most elite universities in the world.
Neighbors Empowering Youth. Altadena. We believe... "A child without a computer is like a school without pencils." The mission of Neighbors Empowering Youth is to eliminate the "digital divide" by providing innovative hi-tech tools and STEAM based workshop to youths and young adults who will become productive members of society. We are committed to offering collaborative, participant-focused, project based programs that supports learning activity that boosts core academic skills.
Partnership for Success. Pasadena. Helps selected Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students realize their full academic and personal potential in a setting that fosters community, collaboration, and confidence.
Pasadena City College Foundation. Pasadena. Raises funds and administer programs designed to provide students with academic and professional growth opportunities by facilitating key partnerships between the college and the community and allow them to transfer to four-year educational institutions.
Pasadena Delta Foundation. Pasadena. Provides awards and scholarships to individuals and tax exempt organizations for charitable, religious, educational, health, scientific and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Pasadena Education Network (PEN). Pasadena. One of PEN's core beliefs is that parent and community engagement is essential to building strong schools so all children can reach their potential. Since parent engagement has a direct impact on student academic success, we encourage all parents to get involved with their school community and/or the district.
Pasadena Educational Foundation. Pasadena. Supports, enhances and supplements the programs, initiatives and priorities of the Pasadena public School.
Pasadena Learns. Pasadena. After school and summer school programs engaging enrichment, leadership, and learning opportunities for K-12 students in the Pasadena Unified School District. Activities complement the school day, and include homework help, leadership, visual and performing arts classes, structured recreation, academic enrichment activities, and literacy development. Field trips are a regular feature of PasadenaLEARNs' spring break and summer programs.
Pasadena Unified School District – Mentor for Life. Pasadena. Connecting students with mentors.
Pasadena Police Activity League (PAL). Pasadena. PAL continuously strives to realize its mission to "Encourage Pasadena Area Youth to be Good Citizens through a Partnership with the Pasadena Police Department." The goal is to reach youth at an early age in support of their development by fostering positive attitudes toward authority figures, while providing a safe and stable environment after school to do homework, socialize and participate in structured summer activities.
Pasadena Education Network. Pasadena. Helps parents explore, evaluate Pasadena public schools and engage to benefit all students.
Proyecto Pastoral. Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. Empower the community of Boyle Heights through grassroots projects in education, leadership and services.
Reading Partners. Los Angeles. Helps children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.
School on Wheels. Los Angeles. Provides academic tutoring to children living in shelters, motels, cars, group foster homes and on the streets in Southern California. We provide homeless students stability in a time of stress and transition, and help them achieve educational success so that they may break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.
Steam Coders. Pasadena. Teaches underrepresented and underserved students and their families the fundamentals of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), in preparation for academic and career opportunities. By teaching logic, critical thinking and problem solving, we provide students with attainable pathways to future success.
Trash for Teachers. Gardena. Educational organization designed to cultivate the next generation of inventors, advance environmental stewardship and spur community engagement. Combining the inspiration of Two Bit Circus with castoff material from hundreds of manufacturers, our programs help students learn STEAM education and innovation skills while inspiring critical and creative thinking.
Treasure Little Children. Arcadia. Purchases and donates computers, books, school supplies, and craft materials to enriching the lives of those in need by providing educational assistance and classroom renovation.
Urban Compass. Watts and South Central Los Angeles. Combats poverty and violence, Urban Compass is still creating a continuum of academic and support services to keep children in school and out of gangs. Urban Compass focuses on 50 students at a time and supports the same families through each of their crucial elementary school years to improve school attendance, family engagement, homework completion, reading and core academic performance, and create a solid foundation for a successful college pathway.
Weekly Writing Workshop. Claremont. Creative writing program for low-income students. We like collaborating with cool people, and we post original art inspired by our students' writing.
Write Girls. Los Angeles. Creative writing and mentoring organization that promotes creativity, critical thinking and leadership skills to empower teen girls.
Yes Virginia Fund. Pasadena. The fund provides grants to local non-profit agencies to provide toys, books, gifts and special experiences for the holidays, in an effort to help all children feel valued and supported in their lives.
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