CURRENT INVESTEES

 

HANNAH'S HOUSE

Lead Partner: Mark Page

Hannah’s House’s mission is to create bright futures for children by preventing and reducing the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). They focus on helping families make successful transitions through traumatic family changes, such as a family member being imprisoned, a divorce, domestic violence, a family break up, or other difficult situations. These families receive wraparound services provided by Hannah’s House including affordable and accessible family therapy, mediation, and safe spaces for families to interact as they navigate this difficult time.

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BURN INSTITUTE

Lead Partner: Paul Rosenstein

The Burn Institute is a non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing burn injuries and deaths through fire and burn prevention education, burn survivor support programs, and the funding of burn care research and treatment. This includes burn prevention education for children, adults, and seniors and free burn survivor support ranging from a camp called Camp Beyond the Scars and retreats to support groups. Their focus is prevention education with children to protect them from fire and burn injuries. 
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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS-CALIFORNIA CHAPTER 3

Lead Partner: Kate Parmer

The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this, AAP shall support the professional needs of its members. Their vision is for all children to reach their full potential. Their core values and beliefs include:

-All children should have ready access to quality pediatric healthcare services in a medical home.

-All decision regarding child healthcare should be made with the best interest of children in mind.

-The most effective delivery system for children is integrated.

-The practice of pediatrics is a thriving and rewarding profession.

-Pediatricians are influential leaders in bringing about improved healthcare systems for children and their families.

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TRAVELING STORIES

Lead Partner: Philip Lurie

Traveling Stories’ mission is to empower kids to outsmart poverty by providing the literacy and money management skills they need to become productive members of society.

They believe that books are a necessity, not a luxury, and the ability to read and write is a human right. They believe there is more than one kind of poverty and more than one kind of hunger. Through their mobile StoryTent program, they teach kids money management skills and help them fall in love with reading by the 4th grade. At the StoryTents, kids pick out books that interest them and read out loud with a volunteer. For every book read they earn a book buck, which can be redeemed for prizes. We currently serve over 3,000 local kids a year by our weekly programs in El Cajon, City Heights, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, and now also in Vista. Traveling Stories serves kids ages 2-12 years old as from birth to 3rd grade, kids are learning how to read, and from 4th grade on they are reading to learn. Kids in low-income households who can’t read proficiently by 4th grade are 15 times more likely to drop out of school. Sadly, in the U.S., 82% of disadvantaged kids can’t read at grade level.

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DREAMS FOR CHANGE

Lead Partner: Kristen Ford

Dreams for Change’s mission is to respond to the needs of San Diegans by creating innovative and cost effective programs to empower and stabilize the lives of underserved families and individuals.  Their vision is that all San Diegans have opportunities to build a secure future.  Their current programs primarily focus on homelessness and homeless prevention strategies and services.  Dreams for Change (DfC) offers five types of support; Safety, Workforce Development, Nutrition, Asset Building Strategies, and Senior Support.

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