Making A Difference

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Writers group works with incarcerated youth

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer InsideOUT Writers believes the power of the pen has the power to keep its participants out of the “pen.” The mission of...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Uncommon Good hopes to break cycle of poverty

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer For as long as she can remember, Nancy Mintie has had a thing about helping people. She doesn’t know where it...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Organization looks out for rights of women farmworkers

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Mily Treviño-Sauceda is the executive director and co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, the first national women farmworkers’ organization in the U. S....

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Last Chance For Animals seeks to end exploitation

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer For 42 years, Chris DeRose has been an advocate for animals, and to this day, due to the things he’s seen,...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: ClockShop seeks to generate social change through art

By Darlene Donloe ContributingWriter Julia Meltzer had a very good reason for founding the nonprofit Clockshop in 2004. She wanted to unify art, culture, and public space. “I...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Wells Bring Hope supports access to clean water in Niger

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Water is essential to living. As a general rule of thumb, without it, a person can survive for about three days. For...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Community center provides social services, empowerment

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Ever since she was 2 years old, Saundra Bryant has been associated with All Peoples Community Center. Growing up at a young...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Organization creates pathways to jobs, housing

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Homelessness and unemployment have become critical issues in Los Angeles. With the unemployment rate in Los Angeles County at...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Organization helps students develop writing skills

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer The art of writing well and doing so effectively is the goal of 826LA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students...

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