Generation Xchange brings middle-age and older adults into classrooms providing academic support – and it’s designed to benefit both generations.
At the Koreatown Youth and Community Center, they’re collaborating with local organizations and volunteers to bring in cultural activities and tutoring assistance for their after-school programs.
“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 …
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.
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 …
National Adoption Day is the happiest day of the year at this courthouse.
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.
By leveraging school resources and local volunteers with an individualized curriculum, Reading Partners has seen 95% of their students improve.
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of the LA Harbor, the staff is working toward engaging more senior volunteers to serve the youth of LA’s south bay.
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 …