Making A Difference

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Everybody Dance LA! helps instill life skills

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer It doesn’t take long to realize there’s something really special happening inside a nondescript building in downtown Los Angeles where Everybody...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: EmpowHer helps teen girls become confident

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Columnist Dawn L. Brown believes in the work being done at EmpowHer Institute so much that two years ago, she agreed to...

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...

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