Team JKL Los Angeles recently enjoyed a fun-filled morning with students from our Fairfax and Huntington Park programs who participated in Upward Bound House’s 7th Annual Home Run For Kids in the Brentwood neighborhood. This community event included a 5k and a Kiddie Fun Run for the little ones, along with expo booths featuring UBH programs, partner organizations, activities for children and adults and great food. The Home Run for Kids is a great opportunity for parents, kids, local businesses, schools and the community to come together to help solve family homelessness, a growing crisis across Los Angeles. We were so proud of all of our runners for taking advantage of this great event... Read more »
Our Animo South Los Angeles jkl program enjoyed an amazing night at City Years 8thAnnual Spring Break event .City Year does a great job at celebrating and highlighting the amazing work the organization is doing within the community of Los Angeles. The event raised over 2.2 million dollars to help keep students on track to graduate in Los Angeles. There was a special performance by Charlie Puth who had the crowd ecstatic the whole time. Our students had a wonderful night full of good food, carnival games and a celebrity encounters!
From April 11th – 14th, the just keep livin Foundation team was in Austin, TX for our annual “Mack, Jack & McConaughey” (MJ&M) fundraiser. This is our sixth year partnering with Texas coaching legend Mack Brown and country recording artist Jack Ingram on this joint fundraising effort. The two-day event raised more than $2.25 million focusing on kids’ education, health, and wellness. Besides our just keep livin Foundation, the other beneficiaries include: CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center, HeartGift, The Rise School of Austin. Each event was a huge success! Dixie Chicks brought the house down on Thursday night! Friday morning Golf at Spanish Oaks was filled with lots of laughs and fun. The afternoon Fashion Show by by Alice + Olivia... Read more »
On Thursday, February 1st, Rob Floyd spoke to about 30 of our just keep livin students at Fairfax High School. Rob is one of the most recognized names in the cocktail industry. He is largely hailed as one of the best known mixologists in the world! He is a resident on the hit TV show Bar Rescue and has been cited in publications worldwide. We are so grateful to Rob for providing such a fun and interactive session with the students and for many, this was their first exposure to Molecular Gastronomy! There were so many valuable points that were shared with the students whether it was touching on the importance of having dedication, faith, hard... Read more »
We are beyond thrilled to announce that some of the JKL students from EAC Prep in Austin will be working with Peruvian Hearts, a non-profit organization founded by Ana Dodson. She was born in a small, poor village in Cuzco and adopted when she was an infant. She visited Cuzco when she was older and witnessed the poverty and lack of education that plagues Peru, especially among women. As a result she decided to take action! Our JKL students will be spending ten days in Cuzco, working with the many different projects that Peruvian Hearts sponsors for women and their families, including a Women’s Empowerment group made up of teenagers the same age as our students.... Read more »