Cornerstone Theater Company

The Hunger Cycle Partners

Playwright Lisa Loomer visits the community garden at Homegirl Café.

Beit T’Shuvah
Beit T’Shuvah is both a residential treatment center and a supportive, spiritual community that approaches addiction and other destructive behaviors with a groundbreaking model that focuses on the integration of the whole self – the mind, body, and spirit. Their mission is to guide individuals and families towards a path of living well, so that wrestling souls can recover from addiction and learn how to properly heal.

Blue Ox: Millworks, Historic Park and School of Traditional Arts
Blue Ox is a fully functioning Victorian job shop which produces custom architectural millwork, interior and exterior details for historic homes and new construction projects around the U.S. Blue Ox is also a school, a historic park, and a haven for craftsmen. It is a place where community comes together and lives are changed in positive ways.

Brava Center for the Arts
Brava Center for the Arts operated by Brava! For Women in the Arts, produces, presents and cultivates the artistic expression of women, people of color, youth, LGBTQ and other unheard voices. Brava! For Women in the Arts was created to give voice to the unspoken realities of women’s lives though the creation of new theater works.

Buddhist Church of Fowler
Buddhist Church of Fowler has served as a gathering place to inspire its members toward enlightenment practices and to inspire Wisdom and Compassion in their daily life. It has numerous programs that are open to the entire community.

Community Market Conversion Program
The CMC Program is an initiative to expand access to nutritious food and revitalize the food retail environment in underserved neighborhoods by converting convenience stores into healthy food markets.

Community Services Unlimited
CSU’s mission is to foster the creation of communities actively working to address the inequalities and systemic barriers that make sustainable communities and self-reliant life-styles unattainable.

Curry Senior Center
Curry Senior Center provides services to seniors that promote independent living while maintaining their dignity and self-esteem.

Downtown Women’s Center
DWC’s mission is to provide permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, and to advocate ending homelessness for women.

Food For People
Food for People, the official food bank for Humboldt County, is working to eliminate hunger and improve the health and well-being of our community through access to healthy and nutritious foods, community education and advocacy.

Food Forward
Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. This volunteer-powered, grassroots group of Southern Californians promotes issues of food justice by recovering excess fruits and vegetables and donating 100% to local direct-service agencies who feed our community’s most vulnerable.

Fowler Branch Library
Fowler Branch Library of Fresno County Public Libraries provides collections and services. It enriches lives and builds community.

Grand Park
Grand Park provides Angelenos of all walks of life a place where they can come together to celebrate, reflect, and shape the future, in one central gathering place. Throughout Grand Park, open spaces are available not only for casual sitting and leisurely strolling, but also for civic gatherings. The new Grand Park invites pedestrians into a vibrant garden environment, a place to come together in a welcoming and distinctly urban oasis.

Grand Performances
Grand Performances present free performing arts that reflect the best of global culture and inspire community among the diverse peoples of Los Angeles.

Grayson Assembly of God Church
Grayson Assembly of God Church serves the Grayson and Westley communities both spiritually and socially.

Homeboy Industries
Started as a jobs program offering alternatives to gang violence in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Homeboy assists at-risk, recently released, and formerly gang involved youth to become contributing members of their communities through a variety of services in response to their multiple needs.

Homegirl Café
A division of Homeboy Industries, Homegirl Café is a social enterprise assisting at-risk and formerly gang-involved young women and men to become contributing members of our community through training in restaurant service and culinary arts.

Hunger Action Los Angeles (H.A.L.A.)
H.A.L.A. works to end hunger and promote healthy eating through advocacy, direct service, and organizing.

Ink People Center for the Arts
Ink People Center for the Arts, founded in 1979, is a public benefit community cultural development organization. The Ink People changes lives by connecting the community with resources for cultural development. They encourage people to exercise their humanity, build civic discourse and engage in their creative potential.

Institute on Aging
Institute on Aging works to enhance the quality of life for adults as they age by enabling them to maintain their health, well-being, independence and participation in the community. They do this for a diverse population through innovative community- based programs that encourage living at home for as long as possible.

Jefferson Community Center
Jefferson Community Center is part of the Westside Community Improvement Association, which supports and facilitates programs to combat urban blight and revitalize neighborhoods by increasing recreational, educational and vocational opportunities where they are either lacking altogether or insufficient to the needs of the community.

Lamp Village Community Art Project
Lamp helps people living with severe mental illness move from streets to homes. Lamp offers immediate access to affordable, safe and permanent housing without requiring sobriety or participation in treatment. Once settled in their home, new tenants are surrounded with customized services such as mental health treatment, drug recovery, healthcare, budgeting, visual and performing arts, job opportunities, and other supports to help them achieve their goals and become a part of their community.

Los Angeles Community Action Network
LA CAN’s Mission is to help people dealing with poverty create and discover opportunities, while serving as a vehicle to ensure we have voice, power and opinion in the decisions that are directly affecting us. Our overarching social change goals are to: Organize and empower community residents to work collectively to change the relationships of power that affect our community; Create an organization and organizing model that eradicate the race, class, gender barriers that are used to prevent communities from building true power; and Eliminate the multiple forms of violence used against and within our community to maintain the status quo.

Los Angeles High School of the Arts
At the Los Angeles High School of the Arts (LAHSA), students learn real-world skills necessary for success in life and the entertainment industry. Students are taught by professional actors, directors, dancers and singers, lighting, set, sound, and costume designers and technicians.

Los Angeles Mission
The Los Angeles Mission exists to provide help, hope, and opportunity to men, women and children in need. Values: We see each individual as a spiritual person of worth and dignity and worthy of assistance in their journey. Our vision is to see individuals and families set free from addictions and homelessness, transformed by God to become physically and spiritually healthy; educationally equipped to participate in society and sustain housing; and encouraged to create relationships of love and service to others.

Lost Hills Community Center
Lost Hills Community Center and Paramount Park is the heart and soul of a thriving community. It offers a variety of programs and space for the community to events.

Lost Hills Union School District
Lost Hills Union School District is guided by the goal of providing the best schools possible. To reach this goal, the District is committed to three objectives: high levels of student achievement, safety, and staff professional growth.

Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND)
MEND is a volunteer organization in Pacoima. With dignity and respect, powered by volunteers, MEND’s mission is to break the bonds of poverty by providing basic human needs and a pathway to self-reliance.

OpenHouse enables San Francisco Bay Area LGBT seniors to overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, direct services and community programs.

Operation Facelift Skid Row
“We are a grass‐roots, “community”­‐led effort. What we want: clean, safe, healthy streets.” “Designed to uplift the community residents, to increase their self-­esteem and to change their mind-­set from negative to positive… a spiritual movement with social implications.”

Project Angel Food
Project Angel Food’s mission is to feed and nourish the sick as they battle critical illness. Volunteers and staff cook and deliver nutritious meals, free of charge, to homes throughout Los Angeles County to alleviate hunger, prevent malnutrition and return their clients to health. They prepare more than 1,000 meals daily for some of the city’s most vulnerable.

Rancho los Alamitos
Rancho Los Alamitos is twice listed on the National Register of Historic Places – once as the sacred Tongva village of Povuu’ngna, the traditional birthplace of the native people of the Los Angeles Basin and, second, for the evolution of its significant historic landscape over time. This exceptional site reveals the early Tongva presence, the Spanish and Mexican periods, the ranching and farming era, and the imprint of 20th century development. A quintessential place for people to experience the living story of southern California, Rancho Los Alamitos is a microcosm of the region, past to present.

Retention of American Indians Now! (RAIN!)
Retention of American Indians Now! (RAIN!) provides comprehensive support services to all students on-campus in order to address a wide variety of needs: academic, personal, social, cultural, and spiritual. The goal of RAIN! is to increase the graduation rates of all students at UCLA through peer counseling, mentorship, workshops, and wellness programming while facilitating academic empowerment, student empowerment, and holistic empowerment as a means to foster leadership on-campus and in the community.

Robert F. Kennedy Schools
RFK Community Schools is comprised of six autonomous Pilot Schools (including LAHSA) located at the site of the former Ambassador Hotel. The school was built to relieve underperforming and overcrowded schools located in the historically underserved neighborhoods of Pico-Union and Koreatown.

Root Down

Root Down confronts obesity and related health issues in South Los Angeles by first convincing high school youth to eat their veggies, then engaging them in the educational experiences and skills training necessary to help build healthier food communities.

Skid Row Housing Trust
Skid Row Housing Trust develops, manages and operates Permanent Supportive Housing for formerly homeless individuals in the Los Angeles area. The Trust’s Permanent Supportive Housing also provides a complete range of support services necessary to move beyond poverty, illness and addiction.

Stagebridge enriches the lives of older adults and their communities through the performing arts. They work to fundamentally transform American attitudes towards aging from the traditional image of decline to a new vision of continuous growth. They accomplish this through Creative Aging programs that offer older adults opportunities for lifelong learning and participation in the performing arts.

South Central Farmers
The South Central Farmers have been fighting for 8 years to preserve 14 acres of what used to be open green space in the middle of South Central Los Angeles. They currently operate a farm and CSA out of Bakersfield, CA.

Sunset Middle School
Sunset Middle School (Vineland School District) strives to motivate its students to grow academically, socially, intellectually. It fosters an atmosphere of communication between the school and parents, and it adheres to the perpetual goal of increasing overall student achievement.

UCLA – American Indian Studies Dept.
The UCLA American Indian Studies Interdepartmental program (IDP) provides a multi-disciplinary, academic approach to studying contemporary issues and problems in Indian Country, both urban and rural and advocates a holistic framework for studying American Indian society, transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries. Through a range of disciplinary fields, such as Law, Women’s Studies, History, Public Health, Anthropology and Sociology, the IDP offers a multi-faceted approach of examining intersections of gender, race, identity and nationhood.

United Community Center of Grayson, Westley, and Vernalis
United Community Center of Grayson, Westley and Vernalis is the base of activity for these neighboring unincorporated Stanislaus County towns. Located in Grayson, it offers diverse programming for community members, from students to seniors, and provides meeting space for diverse groups. It is dedicated to building community usuing the talens and resources found there.

Urban and Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI), Occidental College
With its vision of a sustainable and socially just food system, UEPI engages in collaborative action strategies, community capacity-building, and research and education.

The Vineyard Church of Salinas
The Vineyard Church of Salinas (and their Food Ministry Outreach) belongs to a nationwide movement of Vineyard Churches. Started in 1974 the church has a simple mission: Reach, Restore, Resource and Release.

Z Space
Z Space is a hub for artists and audiences to revel in the creation, development and production of outstanding new work. They commission, develop, present and produce new work from a variety of disciplines. They foster opportunities nationwide for these works and engage diverse audiences through direct interactions with the process, the projects, and the artists.