Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center provides a path to college

By Angela Nicole Parker Contributing Writer The Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center is an organization built on hope. Founded in 1990 by Myrtle Faye Rumph, in memory of the son she lost to gang violence, the center was created to provide at-risk youth with an alternative to the violence, death and imprisonment that was imperiling […]

Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: A Community of Friends finds housing for disenfranchised

By Dorany Pineda Contributing Writer While affordable housing in Los Angeles dominates much of today’s discourse, a local nonprofit was having the conversations back in the late 1980s. A Community of Friends, founded in 1988, was the first agency to successfully execute affordable housing throughout Los Angeles County. Specifically, the organization became one of the […]