The Real to Reel Global Youth Film Festival will be taking place at L.A. Film School again this year. Interns from The RightWay Foundation worked tirelessly on their own short films for the festival as well as preparing the festival. They were supported by PBS SoCal's To Foster Change Initiative for their internship experience.
Do&Co is hiring for a ton of new positions as they open up a new location at LAX.
The RightWay Foundation will be hosted a fun bowling event at X-Lanes Little Tokyo! There was food, arcade games, bowling, karaoke, pool, and raffle items. We launched a campaign to continue the progress made in the month of May, Foster Care Awareness month -- 8 To Stop 80.
Thank you to everyone who joined us and sponsored this event, and congratulations to Team Dominick who won the competition!
The RightWay Foundation is hosting our 4th annual "You Control Your Success" hiring fair at University of Southern California! Thanks to the sponsors Yale Day of Service, USC's Joint Educational Project, Crews 1972, and YDS, we are able to do a lot of hiring for foster youth around Los Angeles. Breakfast and Lunch are provided -- do not miss this opportunity!
To RSVP, fill out this link: https://goo.gl/forms/BBL2eTqn78ZJF7CF3. You must RSVP to attend.
The RightWay Foundation is partnering with the Los Angeles Public Library Studio City Branch in April for an awesome event. This “Book-to-Action” event will be two-part. The first day (April 22nd at Studio City Library) is a book club meeting, panel, and reading with the author for those who have read Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s bestselling novel The Language of Flowers. For more information, visit this website.
The second day (April 30th at RightWay), after learning more about foster care and discussing it with organizations and advocates for foster youth, volunteers from Studio City Library will bring food and games to The RightWay Foundation for a fun-filled potluck with RightWay youth.
The RightWay Foundation will be hosting a great job fair on the 28th from 10-3 in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall Community Room. Come ready for some awesome LAX jobs in many different restaurants through Crews 1972. RSVP to the address or number on the flyer, print a resume, wear interview clothes, and bring a good attitude, and you could have a job before the end of February.
The RightWay Foundation is the charity of choice for "When Lives Matter," a play about two realities exploring race, justice, and equality. We are receiving 100% of the proceeds from the January 20th showing, thanks to the wonderful director Monti and his team. We appreciate their effect on the reality our foster youth are experiencing.
Please buy your tickets here. If you want to read more about the play, please visit www.whenlivesmattertheplay.com.
Update: This play was amazing in its story telling and impactful observations. We can't wait to see what Monti and his team do next!
We are collecting toys with HipHopIsForTheChildren.org to distribute to our foster youths' kids and foster kids in children's court. If you want to drop off a donation, our boxes can be found throughout the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw mall: in our office (Suite 195), next to guest services (by Sear's), in Mall Management (by Macy's), in the security office (near Mall Management), or in the housekeeping office (by the food court). Thanks to the mall for supporting this toy drive. Thank you to those who donate, who are going to make the holidays better for foster kids.
Update: The toy drive went great! And we were able to hand out toys to more than 20 families. We appreciate the participation of the Mall Management, who consistently brought in the most toys. Thank you to everyone who donated! You brought a lot of joy to kids for Christmas.
Gifts of Compassion and The RightWay Foundation hosted an event where the foster youth fellows planned and organized a demonstration of the skills they had learned in meditation, yoga, and wellness. The LA County former foster youths also held an open discussion on available services for youth, confronting the gaps in overall knowledge of these services.
This event, featuring Sydney Kamlager (Member of the Board of Trustees) and Delroy Lindo (Actor), was about how foster youth can be successful in community college. It involved an open forum regarding what needs should be met to create programs for foster youth.