City of Hope is a world leader in the research and treatment of cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases. By combining leading-edge research with personalized, compassionate care, City of Hope is creating medical miracles that make lives whole again.
City of Hope is designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute. And for more than a decade, U.S. News & World Report has named it one of the top cancer hospitals in America.
Its world-renowned team of scientists and physicians are continually developing new ways to outsmart cancer and cure serious diseases, providing longer and better lives for people the world over. City of Hope's main hospital is located in Duarte, CA, just northeast of Los Angeles; it also offers treatment at 14 other locations throughout Southern California.
As the official charity of the historic Northern Trust Open, City of Hope is proud to partner with the Northern Trust and PGA TOUR in 2016 and for years to come, raising awareness and funds to support its lifesaving work.
A Century of Innovation
Since its founding in 1914, City of Hope has been focused on changing the future of healthcare through outstanding research and treatment, resulting in life-saving advances:
• By pioneering the use of bone marrow and stem cell transplants, City of Hope's program is one of the largest and most successful in the world, with unrivaled survival rates.
• Breakthrough cancer drugs (including Herceptin and Rituxan) are based on technology developed at City of Hope and are treating patients around the globe.
• Millions of people with diabetes benefit from synthetic human insulin, based on technology developed at City of Hope.
• City of Hope is a leader in clinical trials of potentially groundbreaking treatments.
• At any moment, City of Hope has 300 patents in hand and nearly 30 drugs in development, with three on-campus manufacturing facilities quickly turning research discoveries into lifesaving therapies.
• City of Hope has been awarded the highest level of accreditation for exceptional cancer care by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Visit City of Hope to learn more about how science and compassion are working together to create miracles.
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.