NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles, in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation, awarded three local nonprofit organizations with grants totaling $200,000, through its 21st Century Solutions initiative. Since its launch in 2012, the two stations have awarded $1 million in grants to charities across the region.
The following organizations are this year’s awardees:
• GlobalGirl Media will receive $100,000 for its "GlobalGirl Media Digital Journalism" program, which empowers young women with hands-on experience by learning to create, develop, write and produce stories using the latest technology.
• School on Wheels will receive $50,000 for its Digital Learning Centers, where homeless youth can use the latest technology and educational resources to help them with homework, tutoring and vocational training in the Compton, Chino Hills and Skid Row communities.
• TreePeople will receive $50,000 for "The Cool City Project," which plants trees in Huntington Park that can help combat local climate changes of rising temperatures and droughts.
The grants support community organizations that are advancing neighborhoods forward through innovative programs with creative solutions to various social challenges.
Hundreds of Southern California-based nonprofit organizations competed for a 21st Century Solutions award ranging from $100,000 to $50,000 in the areas of Civic Engagement, Education, Environment, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Media and Technology.