The Difference Makers Series introduces our community to those who address the pressing issues of our time. Our intention is to inspire our students, and all of us, to live lives of purpose, meaning, service, and accomplishment - to be Difference Makers.
Our 2018-2019 topic is Addressing Homelessness
Monday, October 29, 2019 – Overview + Supportive Housing / LA Family Housing
The state of homelessness in Los Angeles today and the solution of Permanent Supportive Housing.
Three guests will speak:
- Carla Hall is a Los Angeles Times editorial board member who writes extensively about homelessness, among other topics. Before joining the board, she was a general assignment reporter for the Times’ California section. Carla will educate us about homelessness in our city.
- Natalia Torregrosa, Programs Coordinator/Community Engagement at LA Family Housing, will give an overview of the work LAFL does, the population they serve, solutions to homelessness and how our students can be advocates in our community.
- Emily Martiniuk is a formerly homeless woman who now lives in permanent supportive housing. Emily will share her story and how permanent supportive housing has helped her and changed her life.
Monday, February 11, 2019 - Hope of The Valley Rescue Mission
Jonathan D. Leeper, Volunteer / Community Engagement Coordinator
The mission of Hope of the Valley is to attract people and resources to assist in the effort of meeting the needs of every hungry and homeless man, woman and child in the greater Los Angeles area. Through strategic partnerships and services, we empower our clients with the faith, knowledge, resources and skills to lead a life of wholeness and self-sufficiency.
Monday, April 15, 2019 – Food on Foot
Rob Danson, Head of Marketing and Communications
Food on Foot is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the poor and homeless of Los Angeles through programs that provide nutritious meals, clothing, work opportunities and, ultimately, the transition to full-time employment and life off the streets. www.foodonfoot.org