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Stepping Forward LA is celebrating the summer at Griffith Park! On July 7, 2018, the co-mentors enjoyed the afternoon in the park hiking, playing games, tie-dyeing shirts, riding the Merry-Go-Round and celebrating birthdays with cupcakes from For Goodness Cakes.
Special thank you to LeMar Fooks and Malia for the delicious food! And to everyone who came out in the heat!
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services Partnership
We are very excited to announce that we have partnered again this year with Vista del Mar Child and Family Services. We look forward to continuing our collaboration and meeting with the amazing young adults who live on campus. Our staff, who are all former foster youth themselves, are instrumental in preparing the young adults to transition into adulthood and provide a safe community for them.
Young Adult Spotlight - Enma Perez
Enma and her two sisters first became part of the Stepping Forward LA family in September 2017.
She joined the team as an intern and continues to work on a variety of projects.
With her strong work ethic, unique perspective, and dedication to foster youth, Enma is an incredible asset to the Stepping Forward LA team.
To hear Enma's journey from foster care to Stepping Forward LA in her own words, click here.
Stepping Forward LA Open House!
LOCATION THE BIG HOUSE, 180 35th Street, Los Angeles CA 90011
DATE AND TIME 08/04/1812:00pm -
This month we will be hosting an open house at The Big House!
Please join us for food, activities, and community celebrations.
A special thanks to the Foundations and Individuals that have recently donated to Stepping Forward LA. We appreciate your support of the work we do!
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Vista del Mar Child and Family Services
Jennifer and Tim Hart*
Sheila and Audrialice Chalakee
* indicates donor is also on the Advisory Council
Special thanks to Dana Sigoloff who donated 2 laptops and an iPhone! And to Charlie Gallagher who donated scholarships for our former foster youth to attend this year's LEAP Summer Program. And for Darwin who provides pro bono IT services.
Our needs this month include:
2 iPads - slightly used is fine (the ipads will be used to enter data while we are working in the field
Small kitchen appliances - each month we like to raffle off items that the young adults can use but perhaps won't buy for themselves - slightly used is fine
Gift Cards for Birthdays of Former Foster Youth ($25 or $50 Visa Cards are preferred)
If you, or someone you know, would like to donate, feel free to click on the donate page button below or contact Beth Ryan, our Executive Director.