Making A Difference

Organization provides mentors for at-risk young people

MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Ken Martinet, the president and CEO of Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles County, was honored recently...

Black woman teaches others how to live with ADHD

MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer René Brooks has been living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) ever since she was diagnosed with the condition at...

Camp Ronald McDonald offers free programs for families

MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer When a parent hears that their child has cancer, it makes for an incredibly stressful time as they navigate...

Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center back in business

MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer The week before the Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center was set to reopen on June 29, after 15 months...

WalkGood LA takes steps bringing people together

MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer After the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and many others, Etienne Maurice was so frustrated he...

Organization spreads the word about foster youth

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer The Children’s Action Network is in the business of changing children’s lives. Using the power of the entertainment community, the 30-year-old organization...

Dream Foundation fulfills final wishes of terminally ill

MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer There is a quote that says, “In the end, all we have left are memories.” The Dream Foundation, a nonprofit...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Drumming institute provides tempo for its members

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer When he was a kid, Steven Angel literally lived his life to the beat of his own drum. The child prodigy began...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Mundo Maya Foundation carries on cultural traditions

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer If ever there was anyone proud of their heritage, it’s Sara Zapata Mijares, the founder of Mundo Maya Foundation. Mijares, 67, who...

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