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Commencement of Emergency Shelter and Youth Program

Members of the community gathered to celebrate the commencement of construction on the Everychild Foundation Emergency Shelter and Youth Program, a new emergency shelter for homeless, abused and runaway boys and girls, ages 10-17. The site will also offer an adjacent Youth Empowerment Center, providing crisis intervention services and educational, job training, life skills, outreach

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Everychild President’s Blog, February 11, 2015

A group of Everychild members and guests gathered at the home of Tracy and Chris Esse on February 5 to discuss children’s issues with Ted Lempert, President of Children Now, a national research and advocacy organization based in Oakland. The non-profit concentrates its efforts on analyzing policies for children in California and promoting large-scale public

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15th Anniversary Compendium

Over the past fifteen years, the Everychild Foundation has given more than $12.5 million in grants to very deserving organizations, whose hard work eases the suffering of children in the Greater Los Angeles area. In celebration of our decade and a half of giving, we asked our grant recipients to tell us what the Everychild

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Everychild President’s Blog, June 18, 2014

More than $1.5 million was raised to help Los Angeles’ foster youth at the Brass Ring Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday night. Hosted by Will Arnett, the event honored Netflix’s Ted Sarandos and Everychild Foundation founder Jacqueline Caster for their humanitarian efforts. To read the full article, click here.

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2013 Everychild Symposium

The Everychild Foundation Public Policy Committee’s Inaugural Symposium State of Our Children: LA 2013 On January 23d, 2013 the Everychild Foundation’s Public Policy Committee was proud to host its inaugural children’s policy symposium. Over 130 attendees gathered at the RAND Corporation’s conference facilities to participate in a dialogue around critical local children’s policy issues in

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Success Story: The HOLA Program

Have you ever tossed a pebble into a lake when the water was completely calm? Although the pebble is small, the effect is exponentially larger.  It is said that every act we make creates a ripple with no logical end. And in the case of the Everychild Foundation, our ripples are far greater than the grants

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Success Story: Beating the Odds

Boys and Girls Clubs of Los Angeles Harbor has success with the Everychild College Bound Program.  Learn more here.

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Salon – Senator Ted Lieu Speaks about Legislation for Children

California State Senator Ted Lieu was the featured speaker at The Everychild Foundation’s Salon on September 26, 2013. Part of the Nancy Daly Memorial Salon Series, the evening event was held at the home of Everychild member Amy Childress and her husband James, and was attended by close to 30. Lieu cited Everychild President Jacqueline

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Everychild President’s Blog, March 11, 2014

The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) announced that Jacqueline J. Caster, Founder and President, the Everychild Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides grants easing the suffering of children in the Los Angeles area, is the recipient of a special award, The Nancy Daly Advocacy Award, which was presented at the 28th annual LEWIS HINE AWARDS

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Everychild President’s Blog, February 7, 2014

“Attorney General Eric Holder launched the Defending Childhood initiative on September 23, 2010, to address a national crisis: the exposure of America’s children to violence as victims and as witnesses…Children’s exposure to violence, whether as victims or witnesses, is often associated with long-term physical, psychological, and emotional harm. Children exposed to violence are also at

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