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Organization works with young men on steps to success

Making A Difference: Larry Williams recalls the moment that he truly understood the value of encouragement.  A young man he was mentoring lost his father, and the financial hardship that followed caused him, his mother, his sister and his two brothers to sleep in a car for months. Williams worked to secure the family a Read More…

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AMAAD Institute offers sense of community to LGBT people

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: SOUTH LOS ANGELES – Located in the Watts Civic Center, the Arming Minorities Against Addiction & Disease (AMAAD) Institute is a peer-led, grassroots community support center that offers resources and referrals to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of color.   Dedicated to providing culturally competent services to a population that 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…