Civic Engagement



Tierra Nativa

Mission

Our mission is to enable indigenous communities of Mexico’s Sierra Madre to sustain their bicultural resources and traditions.

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Coalition for Educational Justice

Mission

CEJ is a volunteer, grass-roots organization made up of parents, students and teachers within the Los Angeles Unified School District dedicated to struggling against institutional racism and the inequities, based on class and race, that exist within our school system.

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SEE Innovation

Mission

SEE Innovation is a small but effective organization whose mission is to build awareness, capacity, and structures for social and environmental transformation.

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Youth Element

Mission

The mission of Youth Element is to train and empower young people to create healthy, sustainable and equitable communities through active civic participation.

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Ecoartspace

Mission

Ecoartspace is a nonprofit platform providing opportunities for artists who address the human/nature relationship in the visual arts.

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Homefront Rising

Mission

Homefront Rising is a cultural revival fueled by veterans and allies from all walks of life.

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Oakland Climate Action Coalition

Mission

The Oakland Climate Action Coalition is a cross-sector coalition building a thriving green economy through equitable development and implementation of Oakland’s Energy and Climate Action goals.

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Desiree Alliance

Mission

The Desiree Alliance is a coalition of sex workers, health professionals, social scientists, professional sex educators, and their supporting networks working together for an improved understanding of the sex industry and its human, social and political impacts.

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Valley Bikery

Mission

We are a bicycle collective that promotes and supports cycling as a sustainable, healthy, and fun method of transportation in the San Fernando Valley.  We put on community bike rides, events, and mobile DIY bike repair clinics to teach essential skills like bicycle maintenance and how to ride safely with traffic.  We work to make bicycling more accessible and safe, and to create a supportive and empowered cycling community.

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Western Gate Roots & Wings Foundation

Mission

Our mission is creating Rites of Passage and cultivating a community of mentors, teachers, and elders. We strive to help reduce suicide, drug, alcohol, crime, recidivism and violence rates among youth and veterans, and assist with successful reintegration of veterans back into their community, including decreased sense of alienation and higher rates of happiness and self esteem.

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Web Tours L.A.

Mission

WebToursLA.com is a free public service intended to promote recreational opportunities available at little or no cost in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the largest urban national park in America. With over 14,000 visitors and 21,000 minutes viewed, our goal is to expand the number of Web movies.

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Brazil Without Barriers

Mission

Brazil Without Barriers’ (BWB) mission is to build dreams, transform lives, and increase social and economic equality in Brazil. We aim to break down the barriers of social and educational change by a) strengthening community-based organizations that educate and empower; b) providing opportunities, tools, and resources; c) supporting leadership, mentoring, and teacher training; d) preserving Afro-Brazilian arts and culture; and e) facilitating global awareness and cultural exchanges.

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Precious Arts Project

Mission

To increase awareness about endangered arts, assist in community preservation efforts and integrate arts within a sustainable model.

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SPALA

Mission

SPALA will educate LA City city residents about the LA Safe Parking ordinance for homeless vehicle dwellers while supporting those vehicle owners or other engaged persons experiencing homelessness themselves.

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Turn South: Southern Women for Change

Mission

Works to alleviate poverty by supporting and growing women and girl human rights defenders and leaders in the rural southern United States.

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Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange

Mission

Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) is a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles working to promote the bicycle as a viable, healthy, and sustainable transportation choice.

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GreenVetsLA

Mission

Vets Corps USA is a vocational rehabilitation program that provides job training for returning Veterans.

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Serve the Warrior

Mission

Our mission is to create community spaces that support healing and provide therapeutic tools to defend against the invisible wounds that American Veterans bring home from war.

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We Are Enough

Mission

To educate women at every socioeconomic level and age on why and how to invest in women-owned businesses and with a "gender lens."

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