Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Investing in kids becomes a crime-fighting method

In the early 1990s, a group of law enforcement leaders asked themselves a simple question: “What would it take to prevent crime?” The question arose during a time of growing national crime and tougher efforts to fight it. When law enforcement looked at who was being incarcerated the most, they saw young faces. In 1996, Read More…

Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Organization resolves to do something about climate change

When Jonathan Parfrey was given funding in 2009 to address an intractable problem in Los Angeles, he chose climate change. As the director of the now-defunct Green L.A. Coalition, Parfrey discovered that many people couldn’t wrap their heads around what climate change actually was. So when he executed his idea for a nonprofit in 2010, Read More…