Harold Robinson Foundation Harold Robinson Foundation

Harold Robinson Foundation

The nonprofit organization offers South Los Angeles students and their families an outdoor retreat experience that builds bridges between people, increase unity, and addresses social and economic inequities.

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Harold Robinson Foundation

The Harold Robinson Foundation was established in 2008 to bring as many students as possible from South Los Angeles to Camp Ubuntu in the Angeles National Forest to experience community bonding, leadership training, and outdoor activities. The name "Ubuntu" (or "I am, because we are") derives from a South African philosophy that encourages individuals to come together as a connected community. In addition to working with youth at these weekend retreats, the Harold Robinson Foundation runs Camp Ubuntu Watts, a free six-week summer camp program located in the Los Angeles community of Watts.

Each year, the Harold Robinson Foundation hosts Pedal on the Pier, a daylong outdoor spectacle on the Santa Monica Pier. More than 500 participants cycle on 100 stationary bikes for 100 miles, led by accomplished cycling instructors. The event draws an audience of 1,000-plus friends and family members, and features celebrities, trainers, DJs, dance instructors, and food providers. The event raises more than $1 million dollars to support Camp Ubuntu's year-round programming.

GRoW Support

2023

EVENT - PEDAL ON THE PIER 2023

2022

Programming - Camp Ubuntu Watts

2021

General Operating Support

2020

Event - Pedal on the Pier 2020

Programming - Camp Ubuntu Watts

2019

General Operating Support

2018

Event - Pedal on the Pier 2019

Programming - Camp Ubuntu Watts

Event - Pedal on the Pier 2018