COMMUNITY PARTNERS

It has been affirming to share this journey of youth empowerment, and as we've connected with more and more like-minded individuals and organizations over the years we've come to understand how important it is that we continue pursuing the vision of a more compassionate and empathetic generation. Listed below are amazing folks doing impactful work while also helping us realize our mission of building self-esteem and community for youth from all walks of life.

 
 
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Long Beach unified school district

Beach High School’s mission is to provide opportunities for students to retrieve credits, transition into a comprehensive high school and receive a high school diploma from the LBUSD. Beach envisions that every student will attend regularly, gain positive character traits and become an active learner.

 
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Fusion Academy LOS ANGELES

Fusion LA is much more than an accredited private middle and high school for grades 6-12 – it’s a revolutionary community of learning where positive relationships and one-to-one classrooms unlock the academic potential in every student – and create opportunities for emotional and social growth.

 
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Skid row coffee

Skid Row Coffee is a neighborhood pop-up coffee shop and job training program. 100% of our proceeds go toward helping people experiencing homelessness transition back into the housed community.

 
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CULTURE SHOCK LOS ANGELES

Culture Shock LA, established in 1994, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Hip Hop dance organization dedicated to Dance Education, Community Outreach, Professional Entertainment, and the preservation of the Hip Hop culture. Our school and community programs serve 2,000 children and their families each year. CSLA continues to reach students throughout the South Bay and Los Angeles areas, incorporating key components of the California Common Core and Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) standards. Through dance, our programs build on core themes such as Teamwork and Expression with the intent of creating community-minded and self-confident artists.

 
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Roadtrip nation

Roadtrip Nation creates content, products, and experiences to help individuals pursue fulfilling careers. For 15 years, they’ve made it their mission to talk with professionals of every kind and ask the questions that no one is asking—honest questions about their struggles, successes, and how they figured out the age-old dilemma, “What should I do with my life?” 

From video game designers to lawyers, sports journalists to STEM professionals, and everything in between, they’ve sought out untold stories and shared them. These stories form the basis of their career exploration products—including an educational curriculum, personalized online tools, video content, bestselling books, and live events. Together, these tools create a diverse and relevant collection of resources showing young people the vast scope of careers and possibilities.

 
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Barbed wire roses inc.

Barbed Wire Roses' mission is to promote the social welfare of indigent and underprivileged populations by providing continuous access to basic human necessities and integrated supportive services, including food, clothing, hygiene products and shelter; benefits enrollment; education, business and career development programs; employment opportunities; legal assistance, alternative dispute resolution and non-judicial justice diversion programs; coaching, mentoring and counseling services.