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City of Hope is an independent, biomedical research institution and comprehensive cancer center committed to researching, treating and preventing cancer, with an equal commitment to curing and preventing diabetes and other life threatening diseases. Our mission is to transform the future of health by turning science into practical benefit, and hope into reality.
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The Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1924, the mission of the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce is to empower young professionals of Greater Los Angeles through professional enrichment, leadership development and community service. The Junior Chamber Charity Foundation was established in 1949 to administer and expand the organization's community-based programs that serve more than 10,000 constituents throughout Los Angeles County annually. The Junior Chamber of Commerce and its Foundation strive to power the future of Los Angeles by providing a ready platform for young professionals to lead the way and build a legacy for future generations.
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Two of the programs of the LA Junior Chamber Charity Foundation are:
The First Tee of Los Angeles
The mission of The First Tee of Los Angeles is "to impact the lives of young people, especially those from underserved communities, by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf". The program's focus is to establish a lifelong interest in golf by engaging young people in a structured golf curriculum that promotes personal character development within a physical education setting.
The First Tee of Los Angeles achieves this mission by reaching out to youth, ages 6 to 17, especially in communities where golf is traditionally not found - and providing them with professional instruction, discounted access to golf courses and practice facilities and property fitted equipment. The curriculum uses TARGET Clinics and the Life Skills Experience™ to develop golfers. It also teaches junior golfers the Nine Core Values™ of The First Tee: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. With those values in mind, the junior golfers advance through the program's certified levels, PLAYer, Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace, and learn how the skills essential for successful golf experiences can help them be successful in life.
Members of The First Tee of Los Angeles receive a host of benefits. In addition to general instruction, participants learn rules, etiquette and pace of play through the Introduction to Competition Series. They can establish a USGA approved handicap through their GHIN club hosted by the Southern California Golf Association. The experience goes well beyond golf instruction and play. Enrolled students are recognized for maintaining exceptional grades in school. Members are also invited to take part in educational scholarships, golf industry field trips, nutrition and fitness workshops, and volunteer projects; as well as, opportunities through The First Tee Network such as The First Tee Open, The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy, the Future Leaders Forum and Scholars Program. Students can also invite a parent or guardian to share in the fun by participating in Adult-Junior tournaments, Dodgers Day and the Dennis Walters show.
The program is offered at twelve affiliate sites across Los Angeles County. The First Tee of Los Angeles strives to maintain a junior membership that mirrors Los Angeles' demographic diversity. Since its inception, 70,000+ children have participated in TFTLA programs and classes; and more than 1,000 are expected to enroll at golf course classes in 2015.
For more information visit: www.thefirsteelosangeles.org.
Founded by Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, and originally known as the Riordan Leadership Institute program (RLI), the LAJCC Leadership Institute educates and trains young professionals for life-long service in the governance and leadership of nonprofit organizations. This program is a unique in the Los Angeles community and fills a critical gap in providing future leadership to nonprofit organizations.
Participants contribute eight (8) to ten (10) hours per month to the program, including attending a 3-hour seminar with presentations by experts and consultants in the field of nonprofit governance. Each participant is also matched with a nonprofit organization where they gain experience and skills in board governance by participating on a committee or the board itself. Upon completion of the program, participants are expected to serve on boards or working committees of nonprofit organizations. The majority of the agencies served are small community based organizations who need educated and skilled professionals to help with the oversight and management of the agency.
There is a critical need for trained and skilled young professionals to take the leadership reins in the nonprofit world. They are the future of our philanthropic community and the LAJCC Leadership Institute is dedicated to assuring that the nonprofit community is effectively sustained by educating these young people to be our future leaders. Since 1990, the Institute has graduated more than 47 classes and trained more than 1200 young professionals to serve effectively on nonprofit Boards. Hundreds of non-profit agencies have benefited from the services of this visionary program.