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AWARDS: Girls Club of Los Angeles


The Girls Club of Los Angeles (GCLA) has been selected as the 2024 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Tina McKinnor of California Assembly District 61.

The Girls Club of Los Angeles is one of more than one hundred nonprofits that will be honored by their state senators and assembly members for their outstanding contributions to the communities they serve.

“I am thrilled to recognize GCLA as a 2024 California Nonprofit of the Year,” Assemblymember Tina McKinnor said. “GCLA’s dedication to enriching the lives of underserved, at-promise children, youth, and families through early education, youth development, and community outreach speaks volumes. Their work is about creating self-sufficient, productive individuals. In their 52 years in the community, they’ve served over 150,000 children, seniors, and families through various innovative programs. It is well worth the recognition.”

“We thank Assemblymember Tina McKinnor for recognizing our work. This award is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and loving kindness of our staff, volunteers, partners, funders, and clients. “ Gloria J. Davis, Executive Director, Girls Club of Los Angeles.

“What an incredible accomplishment! This award belongs to all who make the mission of GCLA possible,” said Glenda Brass, GCLA’s Board President.

GCLA joined several hundred representatives from throughout California, receiving this sought-after recognition. According to “Causes Count,” a 2019 report commissioned by CalNonprofits, the nonprofit sector is the 4th largest industry in the state, employing more than 1.2 million people. California nonprofits generate more than $273 billion annually in revenue and bring in $40 billion from outside California. The unpaid labor volunteers contribute at nonprofits is equivalent to 330,000 full-time jobs yearly.

Now in its ninth year, the Californian Nonprofit of the Year initiative, a highly esteemed recognition, allows each California state legislator to acknowledge a nonprofit organization doing outstanding work in their district. The program culminates with a celebratory luncheon at the Capitol on California Nonprofits Day, dedicated to honoring the significant contributions of the nonprofit sector.

The CalNonprofits sponsor the program in partnership with the state Senate and Assembly Select Committees on the Nonprofit Sector. CalNonprofits, the leading policy voice for California’s nonprofit sector, focuses on advocacy, education, and research to build a more robust and politically engaged nonprofit network across the state.

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