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The Los Angeles Business Journal, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, is recognizing the efforts of the Los Angeles non-profit community by highlighting how these organizations are adapting and innovating during the pandemic to address the changing needs and challenges of the communities they serve and responding to many of the other challenges that have arisen this year.

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The Bresee Foundation
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The big changes one non-profit in LA made to help at-risk students stay connected in the pandemic

With hope that Los Angeles schools could reopen soon, concern is growing that at-risk children could suffer from long-term learning difficulties in their return to school. The Bresee Foundation has a plan in motion to keep students in Central Los Angeles engaged as difficult months remain ahead… Read More.

Play Equity Fund
Wednesday, February, 17, 2021

The Games Have Begun: How Sports Can Inspire Children And Create A More Equitable Landscape In LA

Los Angeles is now on the clock. With Super Bowl LV ending recently in Tampa, the countdown has begun for Los Angeles to host its own storybook ending when LA hosts next year’s big game… Read More.

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Lessons from the pandemic: Early childhood education centers face their toughest test yet

How one California organization is pivoting to provide greater financial literacy to entire families. When the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) was founded in 1963… Read More.

Koreatown Youth + Community Center
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Koreatown’s Diversity Provides a Blueprint on How to Rebuild Los Angeles’ Economy

By championing its multiethnic residents, the Koreatown Youth + Community Center has long provided a path on how to rebuild and heal differences, especially now during this difficult period… Read More.

The SoLa I CAN Foundation
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

How One Organization is Offering South Los Angeles a Glimmer of Hope

South Los Angeles is no stranger to overcoming challenges but with COVID-19 surging across the county, the pandemic has acutely devastated communities across South Los Angeles… Read More.

The Center by Lendistry
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

What is the silver bullet for a small business during the pandemic?

The Los Angeles-based non-profit The Center by Lendistry might have the answer. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the challenges facing small business owners of color across Los Angeles… Read More.

The Debbie Allen Dance Academy
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

How dancing is moving us to recover from the pandemic

The Debbie Allen Dance Academy celebrating its 20th Anniversary shows that the arts remain essential in Los Angeles… Read More.

New Economics for Women
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

New Economics for Women Building a legacy of prosperity for Los Angeles

LA-based organization lays financial groundwork for women to thrive during pandemic. Maggie Cervantes, a frontline worker to women in need across Los Angeles County, has been witness to the turbulent social changes the region has experienced for nearly… Read More.