SCDF is a non-profit organization providing opportunity for companies to network and be informed about the latest real estate development trends, strategies and projects in Southern California. We believe in giving back to the community where we work and fostering the next generation of talent in the field of development. To that end, we raise funds annually from sponsorships and the annual design awards to donate, in part, to philanthropic organizations of the board’s selection.
Students 4 Students
Founded in 2015 by two graduate students, S4S is thefirst and only shelter in the nation exclusively serving college students experiencing homelessness. S4S partners with Bruin Shelter, a UCLA student organization, to run the 10-bed shelter for their peers at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica. It’s open every night, providing a safe place to sleep, food to eat, a secure place for belongings, transportation stipends, and wrap-around medical and social welfare services for students ages 18-24 from all LA area colleges. The students may stay as long as needed, up to an academic year, while they work on a transition plan
School on Wheels
School on Wheels was founded in 1993 by a retired schoolteacherwho understood the importance of education to students experiencing homelessness, and recognized the terrible barriers that were preventing them from getting it. Its mission is to enhance the K-12 educational opportunities for children living in shelters, motels, group foster homes, campgrounds, cars or on the street. They are the only organization in LA dedicated exclusievely to the eductional needs of this population. In 2018 they provided more than 100,000 hours of eductional support to over 3,600 homeless children.
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ACE Mentor Group
Los Angeles Conservancy