LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles Launches Early Childhood Intergenerational Initiative

Generation to Generation Los Angeles (Gen2Gen LA) is launching an intergenerational initiative focused on actively engaging older, culturally diverse 50+ adults, to work with children (0 – 8 years old) in under-served communities across Los Angeles County. With approximately 25% (220,000) of LA county children under 6 years old living in poverty, Gen2Gen LA is working in partnership with local community agencies to recruit older adults as volunteers or paid staff to help prepare young children to be educationally and socially ready to be successful in elementary school. Five communities are included in the first stage of the launch: Pacoima, East Los Angeles- Boyle Heights/Lincoln Heights, South Los Angeles, South Bay-San Pedro, and Southeast Los Angeles.

Gen2Gen LA is a federation of leading Los Angeles youth development agencies and service organizations representing older adults who have a shared commitment to recruit and deploy older, wiser, and experienced adults to help them carry out their respective missions to benefit young, underserved children.

A Steering Committee of community leaders, representatives from community agencies, national and local partnership organizations, leaders in higher education, foundations, private funders and retired executives govern Gen2Gen LA.

Los Angeles Launches Early Childhood Intergenerational Initiative

Generation to Generation Los Angeles (Gen2Gen LA) is launching an intergenerational initiative focused on actively engaging older, culturally diverse 50+ adults, to work with children (0 – 8 years old) in under-served communities across Los Angeles County. With approximately 25% (220,000) of LA county children under 6 years old living in poverty, Gen2Gen LA is working in partnership with local community agencies to recruit older adults as volunteers or paid staff to help prepare young children to be educationally and socially ready to be successful in elementary school. Five communities are included in the first stage of the launch: Pacoima, East Los Angeles- Boyle Heights/Lincoln Heights, South Los Angeles, South Bay-San Pedro, and Southeast Los Angeles.

Gen2Gen LA is a federation of leading Los Angeles youth development agencies and service organizations representing older adults who have a shared commitment to recruit and deploy older, wiser, and experienced adults to help them carry out their respective missions to benefit young, underserved children.

A Steering Committee of community leaders, representatives from community agencies, national and local partnership organizations, leaders in higher education, foundations, private funders and retired executives govern Gen2Gen LA.

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GEN2GEN LA PARTNERS

A Place Called Home

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth center located in South Central Los Angeles.

AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities’ by changing the way America defines aging.

CASA of Los Angeles

CASA of Los Angeles mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Children’s Defense Fund-California

CDF-CA champions policies and programs that lift children out of poverty, ensure all children have access to health coverage and care and a quality education, and invest in our justice-involved youth.

Coach Arts

Somewhere in Bay Area, a child impacted by chronic illness is hoping to learn the skills that YOU have to offer. With just 1 hour a week, for 8 weeks, YOU can make a difference in
that student’s life by coaching them in an art or athletic activity of your choice. All matches are made in a 1-on-1 or group setting, and are tailored to fit your background as a volunteer, according to your activity interests, location, and time
availability.

Coaching Corps

Coaching Corps works to ensure that all kids – regardless of circumstance – get to reap the benefits of playing sports with a trained, caring coach.

Gen2Gen Los Angeles

Gen2Gen LA is a federation of leading Los Angeles youth development agencies and service organizations representing older adults who have a shared commitment to recruit and deploy older, wiser, and experienced adults to help them carry out their respective missions to benefit young, underserved children.

Jumpstart

Help break the cycle of poverty, giving children the “jumpstart” they need in life as they go through early childhood.

L.A. Works

L.A. Works empowers Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations.

L.A. Works

L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We strive to empower Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations.

LAUP

LAUP’s mission is to support the development of the whole child, grow a qualified and diverse workforce, and strengthen family engagement.

Los Angeles Public Library

The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city’s diverse communities.

NFTE Greater LA

NFTE (Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship) activates the entrepreneurial mindset and builds startup skills in youth from under-resourced communities to ensure their success and to create a more vibrant society.

Playworks

Change school culture by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day.

Read to a Child

Read to a Child is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that inspires caring adults to read aloud regularly to underserved children to create better opportunities for the child’s future.

Reading Partners – LA

4 out of 5 elementary students from low income families are reading below grade level. Become a volunteer with Reading Partners and follow a proven, easy-to-follow curriculum to help a student in need gain the key foundational literacy skills they need.

UCLA Extension

UCLA Extension creates extraordinary learning experiences for adults of all ages.

Year Up

Year Up provides young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.