Smashing Cycles of Poverty and Advancing Economic Mobility

Growing up in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point, a diverse yet historically under-resourced community, Zaria Clemmons knew from a young age that education would be her protection against poverty and her pathway to a successful and fulfilling career.  In high school, Clemmons discovered Young Community Developers (YCD), an organization that for 50 years has been providing services to residents of Bayview-Hunters Point by positively impacting lives, empowering people to break cycles of poverty for themselves, their [...more...]

CURYJ Is Helping Once Incarcerated Youth Find ‘Their Voice and Power’

By age 17, Xochtil Larios had experienced the foster care system, homelessness, and incarceration in juvenile hall for “like my fourth time.” Upon her release, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ, pronounced “courage”) stepped [...more...]

 

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Youth Development

Napa Valley Education Foundation Invests in the Future of All Students Napa Valley Education Foundation

World-renowned for its legendary wineries and best-in-class hotels, Napa Valley attracts visitors from across the globe. Often overlooked is the […more…]

The Healing Power of Horses Brady Riding Therapy

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 5 children ages 3 to 17 has a […more…]

Bay Scholars Helps Underresourced Youth Reach Their Full Potential Bay Scholars

By the end of high school, Isaiah C. had already mapped out his future political career path. First, he’d get […more…]

The Arts

Building Truth Holocaust Museum LA

Holocaust Museum LA broke ground on November 15, 2023 on the Jona Goldrich Campus, designed by award-winning architect Hagy Belzberg. […more…]

Youth Speaks Develops a New Generation of Voices for Bold Change Youth Speaks

“It’s not the thoughts or the prayers.It’s the actionsIt’s how we stared down the barrel. Stared untilthe barrel lowered until […more…]

Inspiring a More Dignified and Humane World Holocaust Museum LA

On a recent morning at Holocaust Museum LA (HMLA), Betsy, a docent, was leading a tour group of 20 LA […more…]

Social Justice

Building Truth Holocaust Museum LA

Holocaust Museum LA broke ground on November 15, 2023 on the Jona Goldrich Campus, designed by award-winning architect Hagy Belzberg. […more…]

Youth Leadership Institute Is Inspiring Today’s Youth To Speak Up and Create Change Youth Leadership Institute

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) is redefining leadership for the youth of 21st century America. Faced with deepening inequities in their […more…]

Inspiring a More Dignified and Humane World Holocaust Museum LA

On a recent morning at Holocaust Museum LA (HMLA), Betsy, a docent, was leading a tour group of 20 LA […more…]

Homelessness and Housing

Smashing Cycles of Poverty and Advancing Economic Mobility Young Community Developers

Growing up in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point, a diverse yet historically under-resourced community, Zaria Clemmons knew from a young age […more…]

Giving Homeless Families the Resources They Need for a Brighter Future Raphael House

Raphael House was founded in 1971 in Northern California as the first homeless shelter specializing in keeping families together. The […more…]

Keeping Seniors Housed and Living Independently Legal Assistance to the Elderly

This past May, Legal Assistance to the Elderly fielded a call about a 92-year-old senior being evicted in San Francisco. […more…]

Health

Substance Use Treatment Tailored for Every Stage of a Person’s Recovery Ohlhoff Recovery Programs

For the last 65 years, Ohlhoff Recovery Programs has treated people battling drug and alcohol addiction. That experience, together with […more…]

Napa Valley Education Foundation Invests in the Future of All Students Napa Valley Education Foundation

World-renowned for its legendary wineries and best-in-class hotels, Napa Valley attracts visitors from across the globe. Often overlooked is the […more…]

One Love: Saving Young Lives from Relationship Abuse One Workshop at a Time One Love Foundation

Yeardley Love was a vibrant University of Virginia lacrosse player when she was killed by her ex-boyfriend three weeks before […more…]

Global Reach

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Puts First Responder Boots – and Paws – on the Ground National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

In the wake of Maui’s tragic 2023 wildfires, relief organizations and the goodwill of the world at large poured into […more…]

Fostering Care

A Home Within – 30 Years of Offering Free Life-Changing Therapy to Foster Youth A Home Within

As Joymara Coleman, a former foster youth, got ready to start college, she wanted a therapist in the Bay Area […more…]

CASA of San Mateo County Provides a Safety Net for Foster Youth CASA of San Mateo County

When Alyssa was 15, she came under court protection due to physical abuse. In the foster system, she endured 17 […more…]

Advocating for the Most Vulnerable Children To Be Seen and Heard East Bay Children’s Law Offices

“We would love it if kids didn’t need to go through a legal process that removed them from their family’s […more…]

Family Well-Being

The Joy Culture Foundation Fosters Heritage for Asian American Families The Joy Culture Foundation

As a new parent raising her daughters in the Bay Area, LuLu Roberts found herself far from her own large […more…]

A Home Within – 30 Years of Offering Free Life-Changing Therapy to Foster Youth A Home Within

As Joymara Coleman, a former foster youth, got ready to start college, she wanted a therapist in the Bay Area […more…]

Bay Scholars Helps Underresourced Youth Reach Their Full Potential Bay Scholars

By the end of high school, Isaiah C. had already mapped out his future political career path. First, he’d get […more…]

Environment

Climate Rights International Demands Action to Protect People from Climate Change and Human RightsViolations Climate Rights International

Before the pandemic, Brad Adams, then the executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division, would often drive his two […more…]

The Tuolumne River Trust Protects the Source of the Water You Drink Tuolumne River Trust

Originating in Yosemite National Park high in the glaciers above Tuolumne Meadows, the Tuolumne River flows through diverse landscapes and […more…]

Protecting Our Planet by Saving Animals From Smuggling and Poaching Center for Environmental Forensic Science

International poaching and smuggling crimes may seem distant to people who live in California, but the consequences of these illegal […more…]

Education

Substance Use Treatment Tailored for Every Stage of a Person’s Recovery Ohlhoff Recovery Programs

For the last 65 years, Ohlhoff Recovery Programs has treated people battling drug and alcohol addiction. That experience, together with […more…]

Napa Valley Education Foundation Invests in the Future of All Students Napa Valley Education Foundation

World-renowned for its legendary wineries and best-in-class hotels, Napa Valley attracts visitors from across the globe. Often overlooked is the […more…]

Spirit of Giving: A Special Night of Giving and Gratitude Access U Foundation

ACCESS U Foundation celebrated the end of 2023 with a special night of giving and gratitude at its first-ever public […more…]

Community Resilience

CURYJ Is Helping Once Incarcerated Youth Find ‘Their Voice and Power’ Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

By age 17, Xochtil Larios had experienced the foster care system, homelessness, and incarceration in juvenile hall for “like my […more…]

Five Keys: Incarceration Meets Aspiration Five Keys Home Free

“Hope.” This overworked noun can read like a blasé greeting card shorthand to those who have no need of it. […more…]

Creativity Explored Gives Artists with Disabilities a Showcase Creativity Explored

When Creativity Explored began in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1983, the nonprofit for artists with disabilities operated out of […more…]

Animals to the Rescue

The Healing Power of Horses Brady Riding Therapy

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 5 children ages 3 to 17 has a […more…]

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Puts First Responder Boots – and Paws – on the Ground National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

In the wake of Maui’s tragic 2023 wildfires, relief organizations and the goodwill of the world at large poured into […more…]

Advocacy

Youth Leadership Institute Is Inspiring Today’s Youth To Speak Up and Create Change Youth Leadership Institute

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) is redefining leadership for the youth of 21st century America. Faced with deepening inequities in their […more…]

JBAY’s Policy Reforms Increase Housing for Foster and Homeless Youth John Burton Advocates for Youth

When Cody Van Felden turned 18, she became homeless after her foster parents kicked her out of the house because […more…]

Advocating for the Most Vulnerable Children To Be Seen and Heard East Bay Children’s Law Offices

“We would love it if kids didn’t need to go through a legal process that removed them from their family’s […more…]