Humanitarian & Health
Loving Hands Community Care
The Watts-based nonprofit organization supports mothers and families who have experienced the death of a child as the result of gang violence or t...
Recognizing that the Watts community had become a hub for nonprofits and community-based leaders, UCLA social welfare professor Jorja Leap and project partner Karrah Lompa founded the Watts Leadership Institute (WLI) in 2016 to provide ongoing support and education around capacity building, specifically focusing on fundraising diversification and strategy, board leadership, and organizational technical assistance. In this way, WLI works to maximize the impact that community leaders and organizations can have in this historic community.
WLI utilizes a cohort model focused on sustainability and independence. The original WLI cohort, which included six organizations, began training in 2016. In 2020, WLI selected a new group of individuals and organizations to serve as the second cohort. Through this structure, the first cohort passes on its knowledge and skills to the second cohort, and this capacity-building will continue to spread throughout the Watts community in a self-sustaining way over time.
OPERATIONS - SALARY SUPPORT
General Operating Support
general operating support
COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Response
Programmatic Support - Cohort Board Development
Programmatic Support - GRoW Community Garden
Event - WLI Dinner at the Annenberg Community Beach House
Event - Black Panther Screening at the Aero Theatre with American Cinematheque
Programmatic Support – GRoW Community Garden