BIG BROTHERS / BIG SISTERS OF AMERICA
Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Its mission is unchanged in providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
calvary christian school
Calvary Christian School has grown to become the second largest private school on the Westside of Los Angeles. Nestled in the beautiful canyons of Pacific Palisades on a seven-acre site with scenic vistas, the school is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of life on the Westside of Los Angeles.
Calvary Christian School provides an exemplary high school preparatory education for preschool through eighth grade students in a Christian day school environment. Calvary attracts families who seek an educational experience for their children that combines rigorous academic preparation with activities, athletics and an emphasis on Christian moral and ethical development. Calvary's program is designed to provide opportunities for each student to develop to his or her fullest potential, academically, physically, and spiritually. The goal of the school is to develop leaders with a Christian worldview who integrate their faith into their daily lives.
the webb schools
Two schools on one campus--on the front porch of the Claremont Colleges, Los Angeles and the Pacific Rim. A fully accredited museum of paleontology. An honor code carried out by the students themselves. A college placement record that includes 90% of each graduating class attending colleges and universities in the top 10% nationwide. Students on campus from 10 states and 17 countries. A commitment to team sports, outdoor adventure, and participation in the arts. These attributes only begin to describe what makes Webb, Webb. While the school was founded in 1922 in the great tradition of the best boarding schools of the eastern United States, Webb has since grown to embrace the adventurous spirit of the American West where it thrives. Webb today is a vibrant community of unbounded thinkers pushing to solve problems and educate young boys and girls to become honor-bound leaders.
museum of contemporary arts
Established in 1979, MOCA is the only artist-founded museum in Los Angeles. It is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art and houses one of the most compelling collections of contemporary art in the world, comprising roughly 7000 objects, and have a diverse history of ground-breaking, historically-significant exhibitions.
With three distinct venues in Los Angeles—MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center—and Michael Heizer’s seminal artwork Double Negative (1969-70) in the Nevada desert, MOCA engages audiences through an ambitious program of exhibitions, educational programs, and publishing.
international justice mission
IJM works to combat sex trafficking, child sexual assault, cybersex trafficking, forced labor slavery, property grabbing, and police abuse of power, and addresses citizenship rights of minorities. The bulk of IJM's work focuses on sex trafficking. IJM's close coordination with third-world police agencies and the resulting treatment of affected sex workers have generated criticism from human rights and sex worker organizations over its mission and tactics.
cystic fibrosis foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a 501 non-profit organization in the United States established to provide the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis. The Foundation provides information about cystic fibrosis and finances CF research that aims to improve the quality of life for people with the disease.