Connecting Generations for Good

Grant Spotlight: TimeOut@UCLA

December 12, 2017

“Sounds like someone just won Jenga,” says Pedro Jimenez as wooden blocks crash amid cheers. The cheers are coming from two UCLA students and two older adults. At the next table, another intergenerational group is chatting, while another table is covered in markers and activity sheets. Pedro surveys the scene with a smile on his …

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Grant Spotlight: L.A. Kitchen

December 11, 2017

Transition-age foster youth and formerly incarcerated older adults face real barriers in the job market. At L.A. Kitchen, these two populations come together for culinary training.

Grant Spotlight: Venice Family Clinic

November 28, 2017

To serve their low-income patients, Venice Family Clinic relies on volunteer physicians, who are often retired from their own medical practices. But the complexity of the clinic’s digital medical records were an obstacle to keeping them – until they paired these physicians with volunteer scribes interested in a career in medicine. These intergenerational pairs learn …

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Grant Spotlight: Summer Night Lights

November 15, 2017

Each summer, Summer Night Lights fills 32 parks across Los Angeles with free food, music, sports and activities thanks to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. We’re proud to support this effort to bring communities of all ages together – take a look at one park’s activities in this video.

Grant Spotlight: Reading Partners

November 6, 2017

By leveraging school resources and local volunteers with an individualized curriculum, Reading Partners has seen 95% of their students improve.

Grant Spotlight: Friendship Foundation

August 29, 2017

At a senior apartment complex in Redondo Beach, the multipurpose room fills with cheers as a resident wins a board game. But his table isn’t just filled with fellow residents—local youth with special needs are playing and cheering alongside them. The Friendship Foundation provides programs for children, teens and young adults with developmental disabilities in …

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Keewaydin and Songadeewin 2017

August 23, 2017

This summer’s cohort of campers has just returned from Keewaydin and Songadeewin in Vermont! For over a decade, The Eisner Foundation has sent a group of Orange County youth to these camps, continuing an Eisner family tradition (read more here). In July, as foundation staff shepherded a dozen children through multiple airports and long car …

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Strengthening families… at Disneyland!

August 17, 2017

Last Saturday, The Eisner Foundation collaborated with the GOOD+ Foundation and Project Fatherhood  at The Children’s Institute, Inc.  to send 30 dads and their children to Disneyland. These organizations work with non-custodial fathers to encourage them to be more involved in their children’s lives—a program that helps children perform better in school and motivates the …

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