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Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 07:23 AM PST

Program Teaches Students to Train Dogs for School Credit

Program Teaches Students to Train Dogs for School Credit

Each year, 20,000 teenagers drop out of high school in Los Angeles. But one group of volunteers has come up with a way to keep young people engaged in school by connecting them to homeless dogs through a program...

Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 11:52 PM PST

Org Uses Fashion to Bring 'Freedom' to Sex Trade Survivors

Org Uses Fashion to Bring 'Freedom' to Sex Trade Survivors

Freedom & Fashion, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles, is using fashion to help young people deal with their dark pasts and create successful futures.

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 at 11:48 PM PST

SoCal Organization Encourages Young Girls in Skateboarding

SoCal Organization Encourages Young Girls in Skateboarding

A SoCal-based organization is encouraging young girls in the world of skateboarding to chase their dreams.

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 12:15 AM PST

LA-Based Nonprofit Gives Former Foster Kids New Homes

LA-Based Nonprofit Gives Former Foster Kids New Homes

A Sense of Home is a nonprofit that gives former foster kids with few resources new homes.

Monday, Nov 28, 2016 at 12:29 AM PST

'Rock Fairy' Delivers Hand-Painted Rocks to Strangers

'Rock Fairy' Delivers Hand-Painted Rocks to Strangers

Dozens of residents in Studio City and Sherman Oaks have discovered hand-painted rocks on their doorsteps, delivered by the "Rock Fairy."

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 01:21 PM PST

Disabled Veterans Discover Therapy in the Deep Blue Sea

Disabled Veterans Discover Therapy in the Deep Blue Sea

Nonprofit organization Dive Warriors is helping veterans recover from the emotional and physical consequences of serving by teaching them how to scuba dive.

Monday, Nov 7, 2016 at 12:22 PM PST

Nonprofit Helps Women Just Out of Prison Rebuild Their Lives

Nonprofit Helps Women Just Out of Prison Rebuild Their Lives

One woman in South Los Angeles is helping women parolees rebuild their lives.

Monday, Oct 31, 2016 at 12:57 PM PDT

Helping Asian Americans Get Their Big Break in Entertainment

Helping Asian Americans Get Their Big Break in Entertainment

One organization is focusing on finding more roles for Asian Americans in the entertainment industry.

Monday, Oct 24, 2016 at 12:25 AM PDT

Program Brings Clean Showers to People Living on the Streets

Program Brings Clean Showers to People Living on the Streets

The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission is trying to give LA's homeless population access to clean showers.

Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 at 11:45 PM PDT

Teacher Inspires Immigrant Students With Her Own Story

Teacher Inspires Immigrant Students With Her Own Story

A Monroe High School teacher is using her story of immigrating to the US to inspire her students to work hard and pursue their education.

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