Partnerships, Programs, and Projects
October: Safe Place for Youth
Safe Place for Youth’s mission is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time. S.P.Y. is located in Venice, California, and provides outreach to homeless youth throughout the Westside neighborhoods of Los Angeles, including Culver City.
We will have the opportunity to learn from board members and from the diverse and experienced staff about how we can support their efforts with homeless youth in Los Angeles. These efforts will include:
- Drives for specific items needed by their clients
- Lunch packing events for their meal needs onsite in Venice
November and December: Mar Vista Family Center
The mission of Mar Vista Family Center (MVFC) is to provide low-income families with quality early-childhood education, youth enrichment, and educational tools to create positive change in their lives and their communities. Every program adheres to the basic premise that it is critical to empower children, teens, and adults to play vital and responsible roles—as decision makers, community leaders, advocates, mentors, classroom volunteers, and fundraisers—at MVFC.
Echo Horizon will be partnering with Mar Vista Family Center on several projects, both connected to grade-level curriculum and community-wide engagement. To begin our partnership, we will be participating in a voluntary Adopt-a-Family project during the holiday season. Details for participation with be provided in late November and early December.
Thursday, December 20, 2018: ONE VOICE LA
Each year the ONE VOICE Holiday Food Program provides Christmas food baskets, toys, and books to 2,500 families (12,500 people) living in poverty in the Los Angeles area. All of the families are referred through the Head Start Program and meet federal and state-mandated poverty levels.
Traditionally, on Thursday night of the Holiday Food Program weekend, the kid-friendly hours for volunteering with families are 7:30PM–9:00PM. Echo Horizon School would love to invite available families to join together and meet at this wonderful community event!
April 2019: Mar Vista Family Center Literacy Fair
Echo Horizon School will be partnering with the Mar Vista Family Center to support and participate in their annual Literacy Fair! More information is coming soon!
May 2019: Big Sunday
At Big Sunday, they believe that people can connect through helping. As they love to say, “Here’s the thing: we believe that we’re all in this together. That’s why we offer an enormous variety of opportunities and projects that unite people to improve lives, build community and give everyone a sense of belonging.”
Echo Horizon will be exploring the best projects for a Big Sunday partnership in our neighborhood during May 2019!