Community Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Organization serves residents in the Vernon-Central community

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The California Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) was founded in 2005 to specifically service the needs of the Vernon-Central neighborhood of South Los Angeles.  The founders all had roots in this area and wanted to ensure that the residents and small businesses had the resources they needed to thrive. As Read More…

Health Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Peer Health Exchange offers health education for young peers

Founded by young people, for young people, the Peer Health Exchange (PHE) has worked to fill the health equity gap for youth in underserved communities.  The organization began as a labor of love by six Yale students who, responding to New Haven public schools ending their health education programming due to budget cuts, began teaching Read More…

Featured Local News Making a Difference

Women march for rights — theirs and others

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of people descended on downtown Los Angeles Jan. 19 for the third annual Women’s March, with activists and performers exhorting the crowd to engage in the political process and continue the fight for women’s rights and other civil rights causes. Attorney Gloria Allred, U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Read More…