CREATING PATHWAYS OUT OF
POVERTY IN LA COUNTY
In Los Angeles County, 1.7 million people live below the poverty line. Our programs tackle three of the most pressing challenges faced by our city:
15,920 students drop out of high school every year. Breaking the cycle of poverty starts in the classroom.
On any given night in LA, 44,359 people are homeless, 4,362 are Veterans and 14,118 are chronically homeless.
22% of Veterans are unemployed. Many lack the tools they need to stabilize their finances and the access they need to find good jobs.
How we invest your contribution.
Together, we transform the lives of individuals by putting them on a pathway out of poverty while working to find permanent solutions to LA County's most challenging social issues.
6,128 chronically homeless individuals were housed; 1,200 students secured work-based learning opportunities to prepare them for college and careers; 2,059 post-9/11veterans secured permanent jobs.
*Results between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.View More »
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Leadership donors are a group made up of thousands of passionate individuals who are committed to breaking the cycle of poverty. As a leadership donor, you will be invited to exclusive networking events, engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities and participate in advocacy sessions.
Be a part of the movement to help create pathways out of poverty in Los Angeles County for our most vulnerable neighbors, including veterans, students and the homeless. By joining, you will stay in the loop on results and activities within your local communities. You are making a difference.
No one individual, organization or company can solve our community’s most pressing issues alone. Everyone plays a role in advancing bold and ambitious goals. But, everyone also benefits when we succeed in moving a homeless neighbor off the street, help a student graduate, or match families and veterans to resources needed to thrive.