2019 - 2020 Organizational Wellness Project Participants
Communities in Schools Los Angeles (CISLA)
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles (CISLA) is a nationwide dropout prevention organization proven to keep students in school and on the path to graduation. Working directly in more than 2,300 low-income schools in 25 states and the District of Columbia, Communities In Schools in Los Angeles works directly inside 11 schools across the city. CISLA connects kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. And, in partnership with local communities, CISLA does whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face— have what they need to realize their potential.
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation (Esperanza)
Founded in 1989, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation is a social justice non-profit in South Central Los Angeles that achieves long-term, comprehensive community development.
Esperanza develops and preserves affordable housing; elevates health equity and access to care; mobilizes for environmental justice; creates and protects local economic opportunities; expands engagement in arts and culture; and advocates for policies protecting human rights. Through their five core programmatic sectors (affordable housing, health equity, economic development, arts and culture, and environmental justice) Esperanza works collaboratively to strengthen South Los Angeles and build hope within the community.
Haven Hills' programs save lives, inspire change, and transform victims in the Los Angeles area and their families into empowered survivors.
In the Los Angeles region, domestic violence and homelessness are strongly correlated, as evidenced by the 2018 Homeless Count report published by Los Angeles Homeless Services Agency (LAHSA). Haven Hills addresses the increasingly complex needs of women living with abuse in one of the least affordable housing markets in the country. Most of the agency’s clients are financially dependent on their abusers and risk homelessness and extreme poverty if they leave. Haven Hills is committed to addressing domestic violence in the most impactful way possible – by providing survivors with immediate safety and empowering them to become self-sufficient so that they can rebuild their lives.
Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)
Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA) is a membership-based, nonprofit organization. KIWA was founded in 1992 with the goal of organizing a grassroots leadership to transform our workplaces and communities for a more just Los Angeles. KIWA has helped empower tens of thousands of low-wage workers and tenants in Koreatown--and greater Los Angeles--on matters such as wage theft, affordable housing, creating more green space, displacement and gentrification.
Los Angeles Black Worker Center (LABWC)
The Los Angeles Black Worker Center (LABWC) was established in 2011 as a new and innovative model for worker centers to use organizing and action to address the Black Jobs Crisis, long-term unemployment, and under-employment. The LABWC envisions a world where Black workers thrive in an equitable economy that sustains and builds vibrant families and communities. Their mission is to work toward economic justice in low-income communities of color by creating access to quality employment for Black workers and promoting policies for sustainable and equitable economic development in Los Angeles’ Black neighborhoods.
Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (LACLJ)
Founded in 1973, the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (LACLJ) has provided free legal services and representation to low-income and primarily immigrant and Latino populations in Los Angeles for over 40 years.
Today, LACLJ’s mission is to secure justice for survivors and empower them to create their own future. LACLJ provides legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Through a client-centered and holistic service model that integrates legal representation, case management, and education, LACLJ strives to help clients build safety and stability, as well as greater long-term self-sufficiency and self-efficacy.
National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJWLA)
The National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW|LA), founded in 1909 has been serving the needs of Los Angeles for more than 100 years and continues to be a leading voice that turns progressive ideals into action.
The NCJWLA has a long history of being adaptable and flexible to meet the evolving needs of women in their community. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for women, children, and families. In the past year, NCJWLA served more than 2,500 individuals through a myriad of programs including Community Mental Health Services, Youth Education Programs, Scholarships, and clothing assistance.
Founded in 1983, Rainbow Services' mission is to provide shelter and support services to anyone impacted by domestic violence, empowering them to move beyond trauma and towards safety and stability. Their vision is Everyone Deserves Respect, Love, & Safety. Assisting approximately 600 families a year, their core programs each address one or more aspects of participant safety and well-being.
Step Up’s mission is to deliver compassionate support to people experiencing serious mental health issues, and persons who are experiencing chronic homelessness, to help them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community. Through dynamic partnerships, Step Up provides positive social and learning environments, vocational training, permanent supportive housing opportunities, and recovery services to empower individuals to cultivate lives of hope and dignity. Step Up exercises innovative leadership and advocacy to increase public understanding, support, and acceptance of all people living with serious mental health issues
United Methodist Urban Foundation
The Los Angeles United Methodist Urban Foundation is committed to initiating and supporting signs of hope in the city by empowering people, achieving social justice and economic development and promoting the well being of communities.