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Coalition wants to clear the air above Southern California

MAKING A DIFFERENCE The mission of the Coalition for Clean Air is to protect public health, improve air quality and prevent climate change. Those are no small challenges. The coalition has been working on those goals since 1971, approaching its work through policy advocacy, education and behavior change. “We are an advocacy organization,” said Chris Read More…

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Homeless youths find help at My Friend’s Place

MAKING A DIFFERENCE If you ask a young, homeless person where they’re going and they reply to My Friend’s Place, they are probably in good hands.  My Friend’s Place is a nonprofit that assists and inspires homeless youth ages 12-25 to build self-sufficient lives. Originally called the Lighthouse, My Friend’s Place was co-founded in 1988 Read More…

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Harold Robinson Foundation sends kids to camp

MAKING A DIFFERENCE When Joyce Hyser Robinson and her husband, Jeff, launched the Harold Robinson Foundation in 2009, their goal was to open outdoor camps that would give youth in South Los Angeles the same developmental opportunities and fun times they experienced at camp when they were growing up. The Harold Robinson Foundation has evolved Read More…