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Upward Bound program helps youth reach college goals

Making a Difference: Nestled on the corner of Stocker Street and Don Felipe Drive is an Upward Bound office filled with activity. Andrew Toney, project coordinator, is busy helping high school students plan their futures as they focus on the curriculum the program offers to prepare them for the colleges of their dreams and to Read More…

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Best Buddies offers hope, friendship to those with special needs

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Michelle found Best Buddies International in June 2018 as an intern with high hopes of building skills that would help her transition from the low-paying, temporary positions that gave her lots of anxiety, into a stable, well-paying job.  After a few weeks in the program, she secured a position with Silicon Valley Read More…

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Organization seeks to empower African-American families

LOS ANGELES — Nineteen-year-old Kensha Bell was on his way to becoming another statistic.  Raised in Watts in a single-parent home, Bell had become involved in a gang and was drifting through life. However, at 16 he joined “See A Man, Be A Man,” a mentorship program for young black men, and found his purpose.  Read More…