You Control Your Success was so much fun! We were so excited to be visited by Mychal Kendricks, who spoke to our youth about his journey to success and things that he did to ensure his success. Our wonderful Yale volunteers ran classrooms with our youth afterwards to talk about good habits to have in order to be successful as well as passed down knowledge to them to help them find success in their journeys as well.
Internationally exhibiting visual artist Ingrid Calame will work with Transitional Age Foster Care Youth in an intensive workshop based off of her artists book Being Born (publisher Snoeck, Cologne, Germany). Participants will start by sharing their own birth stories that will be a launching point for conceiving of who they want to be in their transition out of the foster care system. Activities include discussion, resume writing, brainstorming about the future, drawing, painting, creative writing. The 2 workshops will culminate with a performance of transcribed birthstories read by chosen performers from the participants’ life. We are so excited to host Ingrid as our Artist In Residency, as she opens meaningful conversations for our youth.
This workshop is made possible by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs 2017 Individual Artist Grant. Further information on Ingrid Calame available at ingridcalame.net and on her book Being Born at https://www.amazon.com/Ingrid-Calame-Being-Jochen-Kienbaum/dp/3864421594
There will be two sessions of two different groups, ten participants each:
Dates: October 4th & 5th, and 11th & 12th
October 18th & 19th, and 25th & 26th
Time: 9:30 am-12:30pm each Thursday/Friday
Place: The RightWay Foundation
Snacks served and stipends issued for participation!
Final performance date TBD in November 2018 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall Community Room.
RightWay is excited to have another Ultimate Dodgeball event this summer! We will be celebrating the summer with an exciting and competitive game of dodgeball on Santa Monica. We look forward to seeing our youth have some fun in the sun! Join us and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RightWay Foundation is hosting an event to celebrate our youth and supporters. We will highlight the past year through youth speakers/performers, a few awards, and great drinks and appetizers. Together with youth, attendees, and child welfare professionals, we will decide what we hope to change for our youth in the daily challenges they face (homelessness, incarceration, unemployment) and how we can all work collaboratively to improve their lives. We will make the night meaningful and inspirational, full of hope.
Join us for this night of awareness and celebration! Get your tickets here.
RightWay partners with Yale Day of Service to provide an awesome crash-course on job and interview skills from talented Yalees on USC Campus. We are so excited to have yet another year of this job event that prepares youth for summer jobs, and potentially links them up to valuable job opportunities. Join us on May 12th for a day of preparing foster youth for employment! RSVP is required because food will be provided.
The RightWay Foundation is hiring hundreds of people for the upcoming golf tour in Los Angeles. We will be hosting a hiring event on February 6th, but will hire up until the day of the tour start (February 12th). These are good paying jobs for a week-long opportunity that will help you gain experience in food prep or customer service. The jobs are open to anyone!
Crews has more than 40 positions to fill for the New Year! Come join us for a job fair to work at LAX with Crews 1972. You can apply as a line cook, cashier, utility or marketplace employee. You must pass drug test, background check and have open availability to qualify. Bring your resume and earn this great job with benefits at the job fair!
Looking for a great way to celebrate Halloween AND contribute to a good cause? Get lunch at Jersey Mike's Subs on Halloween Day to do both! Mention RightWay and they will donate a portion of your sandwich cost to The RightWay Foundation. Thank you for supporting this spooky sub special!
The Real to Reel Global Youth Film Festival, co-founded by RightWay alumna Johna Rivers, took place at L.A. Film School again this year. Films made by youth from all over the world were screened, and panels about the issues the films discussed followed.
Interns from The RightWay Foundation worked tirelessly all summer on their own short films for the festival, as well as helping set up the festival. They were supported by PBS SoCal's To Foster Change Initiative for their internship experience.
We loved the wonderful event and can't wait to see as it continues to grow! Thank you to Real to Reel for allowing our youth learn about production.
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.