Thank you Gibson Guitartown on the Sunset Strip!
This March, Slash and Perla presented a $27,000 check at the Sunset Strip Guitartown event held at Beverly Hills Jaguar, featured the launch of new Gibson guitar art statues which now mark various legendary points along the infamous Sunset Strip. LAYN would like to thank The Sunset Strip Business Association & Executive Director Todd Steadman as well as The Gibson Foundation for their generous contributions!
|Slash - "Gotten"|
GOTTEN by SLASH (FEAT. ADAM LEVINE)
Slash released a special video and song to help raise awareness for the plight of homeless youth in Los Angeles.
Download a new version of GOTTEN (feat. Adam Levine) HERE
All proceeds benefiting Los Angeles Youth Network
Thank you CITRUS International Inc.
We would like to acknowledge Andy Khaitan & Madonna Daniels of CITRUS Internation Inc. for their in-kind & monetary contributions to LAYN!! They have generously agreed to furnish our Carlos home with needed curtain rods! This generosity is astounding. Los Angeles Youth Network continues to be grateful for your continued support!
Mayra Camarillo, LAYN's Director of Administration, is LAYN's longest consistently employed staff member. She handles all matters related to human resources and payroll, and does many things to keep things operating smoothly!
How long have you worked at LAYN?
It will be 11 years in December.
What do you enjoy most about working at LAYN?
The youth population that we serve.
What is your fondest memory about working at LAYN?
When youth have returned and talked to me about how LAYN has helped them out through their difficulties and to know that you were a part of that. Also, when you are able to connect to those youth that perhaps are closed off and do not trust anybody. It's very rewarding when a youth stabilizes and chooses to stay in a safe environment at LAYN.
When you're not working, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Outdoor activities with my four kids, read.
What is something you know about LAYN that most would not know?
Our first logo was based on the three pillar rocks from the Zen tradition, which represent teaching, practice, and enlightenment. Also, our administrative offices were located at the Gower emergency shelter, with all the administrative staff housed there.
The California Wellness Foundation
We were thrilled to learn that The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) recently approved a generous grant award to fund LAYN's general operations in the amount of $150,000 over three years. Created in 1992 as a private independent foundation, TCWF's mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention
|Selfless LA |
Selfless LA is a brand new non-profit organization which holds events involving art, fashion, music and more to
raise awareness and funds for other local nonprofits and grassroots organizations. Their 1st event, Spring Into
Life, was held on May 12th, 2012. LAYN was a grateful recipient of 60% of the proceeds. Our youth pitched in
too, creating awesome tile art on tiles provided by Selfless LA. The Los Angeles Youth Network received a $900
contribution from this affair! Congratulations Selfless LA! To keep up with upcoming events, please visit https://
Tart Restaurant of Los Angeles has helped us celebrate birthdays, special occasions and resident recognition by
catering prepared meals to our shelter for many months. Thank you Tart for helping us celebrate the great things
in life! We highly suggest their fired chicken. Oh, and did we mention they only serve grass-fed meats?
| The Second City
For the past two years, the hilarious folks at Second City Hollywood have held 24-hour improv events benefiting
the Los Angeles Youth Network. Ten improvisers, joined by our own youth and a lot of laughter, took the stage to
help raise funds. The Second City raised over $10,000 for LAYN and generously contributed a matching donation
for a total of over $20,000. Not only are they funny and talented, but also very generous. Thank you Second City!
Amy Permoda- Development Intern Extraordinaire!!
Amy Permoda has been our Summer Social Media Intern as part of our Development Department. She arrived to us from Michigan State University. She helped us to strengthen our social media presence, messaging, imagery, signed us on to google analytics and even produced a Pride month video that you will find on our LAYN youtube channel (youtube.com/layn2012). We are very grateful for all of the help that Amy has provided to us over the past few months and we will miss her very much and wish her the best in her college career and future!
Good Luck Amy!
Los Angeles Youth Network and
The LAYN Development Team - Jen, Jessica, Aron and Rafael