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The Man2Man Project: Preventing boys from becoming dads too early and helping teen dads to step up!

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The Man2Man Project will connect multiple generations of men and boys for the dual purpose of helping young dads to become great fathers and preventing at-risk boys from becoming fathers too soon.

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A Peaceful Los Angeles: Developing the Hearts and Minds of Our Future Leaders

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Citizens of the World will develop a model incorporating social-emotional learning into everyday curricula, emphasizing self-regulation and social connection for healthy child development and school safety.

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Incubator School Programs + Playbook: Open Source 21st Century Entrepreneurial Education

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The Incubator School built an open source entrepreneurial education for the 21st century.

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Theraputic Ocean Engagement...

Surf Bus partners with LA City Department of Recreation and Parks to connect LA's low-income, at-risk youth with the ocean and provides transportat...

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Special Olympics World Game...

The Special Olympics built capacity to recruit 30,000 volunteers for the World Games in LA in 2015.

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If She Can See It, She Can ...

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is a research-based organization working with the entertainment industry to improve gender balance in ...

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Cleantech 2 Edtech: LA scho...

Via its Cleantech 2 Edtech program, Caltech aims to explore promising, new clean energy and water technologies, work with LAUSD and LADWP to pilot ...

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Big Citizen HUB: Building a...

Over the course of 22 Saturdays, Big Citizen HUB will build a pipeline of social changemakers by bringing together 236 diverse young people, ages 1...

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The Salamander Project: Re-...

No Right Brain Left Behind and Green Dot Public Schools’ Salamander Project transformed a neglected library at Locke High School into an Innovation...

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A shady oasis for everyone ...

Grand Park will pilot the installation of permanent shade structures designed by a local artist at the park in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Iava

LA Veterans in Need: IAVA’s...

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will provide at least 180 of LA's 320,000 veterans and their families with support as they transiti...

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Trustforpubliclands

Avalon Green Alley Demonstr...

The Trust for Public Land transformed trash-filled alleys in South Los Angeles into walkable, bikeable, beautiful green alleys.

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Dream Big With @movelatransit

MoveLA seeded a countywide public conversation around public transportation with a digital media platform and strategy.

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Streetcraft LA

StreetCraft LA will empowered low income, at risk, and unemployed youth to improve their economic future through creative economy entrepreneurship.

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Ciclavia

Get Connected LA

CicLAvia facilitated events where the streets are “owned” by the pedestrians and cyclists.

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Dropping Knowledge Project ...

Heal the Bay, in partnership with Pacoima Beautiful and the Pacific American Volunteer Association, will launch a multi-language conservation proje...

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The Precise Barber College

In partnership with a revered barber in Long Beach, Covenant House will open a barber college for traditional students and homeless youth. The soci...

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City Year Los Angeles Expan...

City Year Los Angeles and Partnership for LA Schools expanded by offering one-on-one mentorship to Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights and Jorda...

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75 School Gardens in Los An...

EnrichLA built 75 school gardens, and will offer their Garden Ranger Program to at least 5,500 additional students.

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Kids Play at Pershing Square

The Pershing Square Park Advisory Council installed two playgrounds at the corner of 6th and Olive.

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Restoring and reimagining t...

The Triforium is a 70s-era, six-story, 60-ton polyphonoptic sculpture and public art project in Downtown Los Angeles that has never been able to ac...

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LA Street Vendors: A Better...

ELACC & LURN led a campaign to support LA’s approximately 10,000 street vendors.

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Skills development, creativ...

Based in Lancaster, CA, the Lost Angels Children’s Project will provide 50 at-risk, disadvantaged, and foster youth with hands-on vocational traini...

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People for Parks’ Community...

People for Parks will unlock six new community school parks in 2016, providing more than 25,000 Angelenos access to a safe park within 1/4 mile fro...

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Hope Has An Address

Homeboy Industries deployed an integrated curriculum of ten classes that help end the intergenerational cycles of violence.

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The Future is Bright! A Cle...

Sierra Club will develop a campaign to help Los Angeles equitably transition towards 100% clean energy. The campaign seeks to engage residents and ...

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Thriving in a Hotter Los An...

UCLA Grand Challenges will publish a draft work plan to transform the LA region to 100% sustainability in water and energy by 2050.

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1,000 Mentors for Students:...

826LA inspired over 1,000 Angelenos to volunteer and help students across Los Angeles to make great leaps in learning.

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Market Makeovers: NextGen L...

Public Matters implemented Market Makeovers at a Boyle Heights corner store.

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Los Angeles Bioscience Hub

Los Angeles Bioscience Hub, in collaboration with East Los Angeles College (ELAC), will create the Biotech Leaders Academy, establishing a pipeline...

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We Are All LA: a socially c...

Downtown Women’s Center leveraged the power of for-profit/non-profit partnerships to work toward ending homelessness for women in Los Angeles throu...

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Transforming Empty Space Th...

Community Health Councils, C-Lab (Columbia University), and 596 Acres’ LA Open Acres Project built a web portal to transform thousands of acres of...

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Catalyzing Community Partne...

Opportunity Fund will provide access to capital to 240 underserved LA small business owners in collaboration with 10+ community organizations helpi...

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Affordable Homes, Sustainab...

TRUST South LA developed a plan to create affordable homes for local families, with a plan to make better use of the 3000 acres of underutilized la...

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Building on LA's Social Cap...

Mission Asset Fund brought Lending Circles for Citizenship and the Security Deposit Loan Program for the first time to Southern California.

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Los Angeles Review of Books...

Los Angeles Review of Books will profile an LA writer or artist each day of the year, bringing exposure, locally and globally, to the vibrant creat...

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Young Ethnographers: foster...

Los Angeles Promise Zone Initiative will provide students living in the Los Angeles Promise Zone with summer jobs as young ethnographers to conduct...

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AltaSea: Where STEM Meets t...

AltaSea aims to leverage its STEM network to provide middle school students with ocean-based programs including, lessons on sustainable methods for...

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Girls Learn LA

Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA), LAUSD's first all-girls public STEM high school will create a makerspace to provide students with hands-o...

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Be a Voice for LA's Foster ...

CASA of Los Angeles will recruit and train 250 new volunteers who will serve as court-appointed advocates on behalf of abused and neglected youth i...

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Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood. ...

The Hammer Museum utilized $100,000 to curate an artisanal pop-up village in Westwood.

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Pathways to Employment thro...

Tierra del Sol Foundation will work with 500 adults with developmental disabilities, connecting them with volunteer opportunities at 120 nonprofit ...