We make connections that make a difference.
Our mission is to strengthen and support LA's non-profits and promote understanding between LA's disparate communities through social action. We help build the mutually-beneficial relationship between individuals, families and youth, and social impact organizations in our City of Angels. We do this through three main directives:
Direct Service Engagements
Perspective Expanding Programming
Advisory Services: Philanthropy & CSR Projects
direct service engagements
We believe in face-to-face, hands in the dirt, heart on the sleeve service-learning experiences. Our direct service engagements are about digging deep and pitching in whenever and however you can; whatever your schedule and appetite, we have an awesome opportunity with your name on it:
Ama-LA Day of Service - we organize community service days multiple times a month with some of the city's most inspiring social enterprises and non-profits. Sign-up to our monthly newsletter for upcoming opportunities
Ama-LA Depth Experiences - with our non-profit partners, we create multi-day and week-long service-learning & "bubble-busting" experiences. These range in length, intensity, and audience: from adult/young-adult overnight "street retreats" on the realities of homelessness, to a multi-day intensive volunteership at the Mexican-American border to explore the truth of America's refugee crisis, to week-long volunteer opportunities where youths and families can make deeper connections with the differently abled and the many other underserved communities within our city.
**All of our Depth Experiences also provide integration activities in order to help kids and adults process the sometimes intense emotion, confusion, and life-contrasts that show up as a result of these engagements. Understanding and being able to integrate these experiences into our view of ourselves and the world is as important as having the experience.
Ama-LA Legacy Projects - our long-term projects spring from deep listening and engagement with underserved communities and the non-profits that seek to meet their needs. Our non-profits have big dreams for what the future could look like and we want to help them make their dreams a reality through sustained, committed relationships and resourcing. We are in it for the long haul.
Heart & Conscience Event Series
We offer a variety of events and activities curated to challenge views, open minds, and warm hearts. These events will focus on a few core subject areas:
Inclusivity, diversity, and understanding the "other"
Living LA realities
Social action, civic responsibility and igniting the youth activist
Caring for ourselves, our communities and our planet
Documentaries and discussion groups, author readings and panels, political speakers and debates, passionate activists and performers all brought to your doorstep - all you have to do is show up, get connected and be inspired!
advisory services: philanthropy & CSR
The social enterprise arm of Ama-LA works with individuals, families, estates, corporations, collectives and entire communities to help them discover and connect to the causes that tug at their heartstrings.
Have a community improvement project that needs an infusion of energy and resources? We are here to pitch in and connect you to our network of Incredibles!
Working on a family legacy project that needs a little extra love? We've got the love, the care and the partners to help you make a lasting impact.
Want to create a one of a kind service-learning, "bubble-busting" experience or CSR speaker series for your employees? We've got the ideas, the energy, and the connections to help you take your corporate commitment to the next level.
Contact hello@AMA-la.org today for more information on how we can help you take your social impact to the next level!