Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Restoration Diversion Services tries to get girls off the street

By Dorany Pineda Contributing Writer Walking down Compton’s Long Beach Boulevard, Sinetta Farley often saw something that deeply troubled her: the numerous girls and women soliciting sex on the streets. Unable to turn a blind eye, she felt an urge to reach out and help them, some of whom looked no older than 13 years Read More…

Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Shared Harvest Fund helps students pay down debt

By Jose Ivan Cazares Contributing Writer The Federal Reserve published data that shows Americans owe a record $1.5 trillion in student loans as of 2018, and, according to the same data, black and Latino borrowers are the most burdened by this increase in debt. The Shared Harvest Fund, a crowd funded initiative, seeks to help Read More…

Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Disciples on the Move’s mission is helping the homeless

By Jose Ivan Cazares Contributing Writer The Disciples on the Move are a common sight on Skid Row, playing music, preaching and passing out food and clothes. The organization spreads its message internationally by taking on ministry missions in countries like Kenya and Uganda where it is partnered with local pastors, other community leaders and Read More…