There is a crisis in Los Angeles. For far too many children here, violence is a daily fact of life.
50,000 reports of child abuse/neglect are filed annually– more than 400 a day, 17 an hour.
Police respond to 43,000 reports of domestic violence, many involving children.
When children are traumatized by violence, their chances of growing up to lead healthy, productive lives are threatened. They are more likely to fail in school, enter the criminal justice system, and repeat the cycle. With intervention, though, the harmful effects of violence can be mitigated and the cycle broken.
That’s why Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) serves more than 24,000 children and their families in the city’s most challenged neighborhoods, and trains more than 9,000 professionals in the realm of child development, mental health and welfare.
CII provides healing so traumatized children can recover and lead healthy lives, while working to shape the field of children’s services through innovative research, demonstration projects, and professionally accredited training programs.
A Dream of Changing Lives...
Founded in 1994, The Dream Center is a volunteer-driven organization that finds and fills the needs of over 80,000 individuals and families each month.
We do this through mobile hunger relief and medical programs, residential rehabilitation programs adults, a shelter for victims of human trafficking, transitional housing for homeless families, foster care intervention programs, job skills training, life skills, counseling, basic education, Bible studies and more. We work to meet people where they are at, to bring them hope and a way off the streets.
We’re also equipping others to serve. The Dream Center’s record of success has attracted urban missionaries and Christian leaders from across the U.S. and the world. As they volunteer with us, they gain insight and skills that they can take back to their own communities.
In this way, more than 100 independent Dream Centers have been launched nationally, as well as internationally. Many more churches and ministries have become more effective as we teach those who give their time and talent to do what we do. Many who once needed our services also go on to help others.
The Bresee Foundation’s mission is to provide comprehensive after-school programs and family services that equip young people to pursue their education, achieve their full potential, and serve others.
The Studio’s mission is to create an environment with the purpose of nurturing theatre artists who value humanity, their own and others’, as their first and most precious priority while providing art and education to the greater community
Our mission at Dusty's Riders is to provide opportunities through a recess in nature, inspiring children to define and live a dream.
Dusty's Riders provides at-risk children interactions with horses and nature. Our program takes children out of their present environment and exposes them to opportunities for personal growth. Through this interaction, children will build self-esteem and self-awareness.
YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE A CHILD'S LIFE.
Give an at-risk child a new dream and memories that last a lifetime while they learn the joy, confidence and love a horse can bring.
Put a child in a saddle and make a difference today!
The USC Rossier School of Education prepares aspiring and current teachers as well as organizational leaders to achieve positive outcomes in a range of educational settings. USC Rossier offers select programs delivered online:
The California Charter Schools Association advances the charter school movement through state and local advocacy, leadership on accountability, and resources for member schools. CCSA is a trusted source of data and information on California's charter schools for parents, authorizers, legislators, the press and other interested groups.
Youth Policy Institute transforms Los Angeles neighborhoods using a holistic approach to reduce poverty by ensuring families have access to high quality schools, wrap-around education and technology services, enabling a successful transition from cradle to college and career.
The Los Angeles Police Department is committed to serving the community while protecting the rights of all persons. Consistent with this commitment, the Department’s Vision, Mission and Core Values, in concert with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and the Department’s Management Principles, reflect the guiding philosophy of the Los Angeles Police Department.
The Children’s Bureau mission is to help children succeed and excel at leading happy, healthy, productive lives through a combination of prevention, treatment, research and advocacy. Children’s Bureau is committed to providing vulnerable children — especially in the early years — the foundation necessary to become caring and productive adults by:
Preventing child abuse and neglect both at home and in the community;
Protecting, nurturing and treating abused children;
Enhancing the potential of families and communities to meet the needs of their children by bringing them together to create safe and secure environments;
Advancing the welfare of children and families through superior programs in foster care, adoptions, child development, parent education, mental health, research and advocacy.