COMMUNITY EFFORTS


We're happiest when we're out collaborating with others in our community. Here's a list of things we're working on with our partners and friends this month. Join us!

 

STREET POETS - OPEN MIC

8/25/17 - 6-9pm, Free
OPEN MIC @ With Love Cafe is a once-a-month gathering where poetry is shared with others in a supportive atmosphere to help begin the healing process and to deepen the bonds with others. 

  

MORE INFO HERE >

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YOUTH MENTORING CONNECTION - SUMMER SURFING

Sunday Summer Sessions Begin 6/25 thru 9/10 From 11:00-3:30
Dockweiler State Beach/Tower #50, Playa Del Rey, CA
Youth Mentoring Connection provides Los Angeles youth the opportunity to ride the waves at local beaches. For many of our youth, this program means seeing the beach for the first time in their lives, despite the fact that they live less than a 30 minute drive away. Others who did not know how to swim learn to be comfortable in the water. Our youth face enormous obstacles and live in high crime areas where they are constantly exposed to gangs, drugs and violence. Surfing is a retreat from the daily environment they face and many use the sea to heal their wounds.

Each of the mentees is paired with a surfing mentor, who works with them at whatever level they are at, to get comfortable on a board and riding a wave on their stomach, and then how to push up onto the board and ride the wave standing. It is a wonderful sight to see nearly 100 volunteers and mentees at the beach surfing and teaching. The excitement and fun is contagious.

 


 

ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Visit the links below for information on how to become a registered volunteer with any of our Giving Partners. Stay in touch. Get involved!