Cause & Activism

Tzu Chi embodies Charity through Compassion and Good Works

The Tzu Chi Thousands of Helping Hands Charity Art Performance raises funds for this faith-based organization's global acts of compassion.   The worldwide nonprofit spiritual organization Tzu Chi spreads a mission and a message. In Southern California and beyond, the worldwide nonprofit organization Tzu Chi spreads the message that giving awakens kindness and [...]

By | September 10th, 2017|Cause & Activism, compassion in action|0 Comments

Youth Empowerment: A Program with Peace Guardians

  Rows of brightly colored yoga mats lined the exterior of LA Live. Long yellow school buses arrived to drop off dozens of children from both the Afterschool All Stars LA Program and The Watts Bears for a program sponsored by UNICEF.   Behind the stage, seven adults in teal uniforms held hands and set [...]

By | September 3rd, 2017|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Seeds of Prosperity: Growing Food for Health

  Photo of Ron Finley Growing Food for Health by Leroy Hamilton There are some quiet, powerful seeds of prosperity sprouting up in some of the most unlikely communities these days. From Compton Gardens to South Central Los Angeles to Berkeley and beyond, individuals are transforming food deserts into oases and growing food [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Share Necessities Next Level CommUNITY Center in Los Angeles

Photo of Share Necessities Next Level CommUNITY Center by Beau McCoy I have been managing a property in the Park Mesa Heights neighborhood of South Central, Los Angeles for the past three years. After seeing the effects of inner city life take a toll on too many of the residents, I reached out [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Love your Neighbor, See Your Neighbor: Pico Union Project

Services at Pico Union Project Jewish tradition teaches “love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Easier said than done. Los Angeles is steeped in rich diversity and overflowing with creative and cultural possibility, yet as we pursue our fast-paced flow of commuting and computing around the city, we develop blind spots. Most of [...]

By | October 2nd, 2016|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

The Meaning of Harambe: Freedom and Gorillas

Photo by: Marylee Fairbanks His name was Harambe, which means, “lets pull together” in one of the native languages of East Africa. He was a silverback Gorilla and is reported to be a Western Lowland Gorilla. If he were free, his home would be like  the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes where clouds meet [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Cause & Activism|4 Comments

Hold on to Your Butt

A new Surfrider West LA/Malibu Chapter initiative wants to stop the littering of cigarette butts. Hold On To Your Butt because the Surfrider Foundation West Los Angeles / Malibu Chapter just brought a new program to our town with plans to do a whole lotta butt kickin’! Cigarette butts are made from a non-biodegradable plastic [...]

By | April 1st, 2016|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Earth Day Gratitude

8 Tips to Green Your Daily Life Earth Day is an annual reminder that the planet needs us to step up our game now—not only for a holiday—but on a daily basis. Living a green lifestyle is essential to the sustainability of our common home. It is also good for our wallet, offering savings of [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Marc Ching: Commitment to Action

Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation (AHWF) has gone the extra mile to save Fido from the slaughterhouse. Imagine if your commitment to service in action lead you to travel thousands of miles from home, away from your beloved family while placing your life in danger. Imagine if that action put you in foreign countries, where you [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Seagoing Activism fuels Brock Cahill’s work with Kurmalliance

Kurmalliance Founder talks with LA YOGA Magazine about his commitment to the ocean, ways people can make a positive difference in everyday life, and more.   LA Yoga: What inspires your work with and commitment to ocean conservation issues? Brock Cahill: I am so in awe of our ocean. The ocean is the only source of [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Cause & Activism|0 Comments