Each quarter we’ll be sharing positive stories that we’re hearing. Join us on this journey as we recognize these resilient companies and individuals that are finding ways to give back to the community. We’re proud to be IN GOOD COMPANY.
This quarter’s stories include:
- Philanthropy is an essential part of life according to one of Greenberg Glusker’s Founding Partners, Arthur Greenberg. As a life-long contributor to the Jewish Community Foundation, he carried his parents’ dedication to strengthening their community into his adulthood. Arthur’s goal in working with The Foundation was to also create a Donor Advised Fund to help his two sons and grandchildren with their philanthropic endeavors, in addition to carrying his legacy of community impact. According to Arthur, philanthropy is “the price we pay for living, something we should all make an indispensable part of our vital daily routines.” READ MORE
- Starbucks has given the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank a $100K Equitable Food Access Grant to help increase access to nutritional foods in BIPOC communities. Los Angeles Regional Food Bank will be using the funds to create awareness and understanding around the barriers preventing many from getting food and will then create programs to help overcome those barriers. Starbucks is also working with Los Angeles Regional Food Bank through the FoodShare Program and its partnership with Feeding America to donate 100% of unsold food to millions of people struggling with hunger in America. READ MORE
- Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), a Los Angeles based crisis response organization, was given $200K through the #CaliforniansForAll Innovation Grant, to launch a fixed site for COVID testing, vaccinations, and resource coordination. The site will also provide resources such as CalFresh/SNAP, WIC, Medi-Cal, Low Income Home Energy Assistance, as well as to rent and utility bill relief. READ MORE
- The Los Angeles County Board of Education recently approved plans for Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine to open a magnet school in Leimert Park. Jimmy describes this school as one “for kids who want to go out and start their own company or go work at a place like Marvel or Apple.” Dr. Dre shares that his passions lie in helping “the inner-kid, the younger me” and fostering an environment in which kids can learn about what they are interested in. The school is set to welcome as many as 250 students as early as Fall 2022. READ MORE
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