Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: SAJE helps the public lift its voice in housing issues

For 11 years, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy has lifted the voices of South Los Angeles residents into demanding healthy and equitable housing. “[SAJE] was founded as a class at the University of California, Los Angeles of urban planners,” said Cynthia Strathmann, executive director of the nonprofit. After completing a class project with co-founder Read More…

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Out of one person’s suffering came Save Black Boys

Save Black Boys, a nonprofit based out of Compton, was created out of suffering. “I was down,” executive director of the organization Kevon Gulley said. “I was fatherless. I grew up with my grandmother and the foster care system. I have abandonment issues, I have fatherlessness issues.” After recognizing that black boys have a specific Read More…

Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Jenesse Center offers support for domestic violence victims

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — For more than three decades, Jenesse Center has provided victims of domestic violence and their children with a comprehensive centralized base of support that is culturally responsive and ensures their transition from immediate crisis to stability and self-sufficiency. Founded in 1980, Jenesse is the oldest domestic violence intervention program in South Read More…