Making A Difference

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Unity Ice Academy offers cool summer program

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer On a sunny, 81 degrees day in Los Angeles, 50 children are dressed warmly in fleece jackets, hats, headbands, and gloves...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: L.A. Music and Arts School provides creative outlet

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Students and other East Los Angeles residents looking for a creative outlet have one located right in their own backyard. The Los...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: PLUS ME Project helps students tell their stories

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Everyone has a story. The PLUS ME Project is an organization that believes everyone has a story that matters. PLUS ME is a community...

MAKING A DIFERENCE: Foundation helps navigate special education system

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Raja Marhaba is an unstoppable mother. When it comes to her kids, she is a passionate warrior who will go to the...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Geeks and nerds unite in a great CRASH Space

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer For any self-described geeks or nerds looking for a communal CRASH Space, there is one in Los Angeles complete with hackers,...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Pet Adoption Fund seeks forever homes for pets

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer It’s reigning cats and dogs at the Pet Adoption Fund, an all-breed, private, nonprofit, no-kill, cat and dog rescue organization and adoption...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Foundation helps developmentally disabled reach their potential

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer In 1946, a group of concerned parents and community activists pooled their resources to create a day training program as an...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Foundation does a lot of ‘Good’ in the community

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Alan-Michael Graves is the kind of person who likes to make a difference. As the senior director of teaching and capacity building...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Woman’s blog leads to animal rights organization

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer In 2013, Nina Jackel started writing a blog about animal rights. It was a space where the unapologetic animal lover wrote about...

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