Big Picture Learning
At Big Picture Learning, it is our vision that all students live happy and successful lives of their own design -- in their education, careers, and civic experiences -- supported by learner-centered communities, caring mentors, strong inter-personal relationships, and equitable opportunities to achieve their greatest potential. And for over 20 years, we have worked with schools and communities across the country and the world to rethink and reimagine education and schools in ways that ensure that this vision can come to fruition.
Future Communities Institute
At the Future Communities Institute, our goal is to focus on improving the fundamental social, health and economic structures; decrease the barriers; and improve supports that allow people to reach their full potential.
Project ECHO is an activity-based high school entrepreneurship program that aims to turn the classroom into a personally relevant, engaging and inclusive experience for teens. Through its robust entrepreneurship program inclusive of a formal curriculum, field trips to UCLA, mentorship, assistance to schools to build community collaborations, and the High School Entrepreneurs’ Business Plan Competition, students complete Project ECHO college-ready and career-focused.
Overbrook School For The Blind
Overbrook School for the Blind (OSB) prepares our students—all of whom are blind, visually impaired or living with other challenges—to have the greatest opportunity to experience active and fulfilling lives. Ours is a school where compassion, dedication, expertise, and instructional excellence are immediately evident.
Disability Community Resource Center
The Disability Community Resource Center (DCRC) is a Center for Independent Living dedicated to supporting the equality of life for people with all kinds of disabilities. The goal of our peer-led programs and services is the elimination of economic, social, attitudinal and environmental barriers people with disabilities face in their daily lives.
Blind Children's Center
Each year, the Blind Children's Center serves approximately 100 children who are blind or visually impaired and provides an array of support services for more than 350 family members. Our goal is to optimize each child's development and opportunities to lead a meaningful life through a comprehensive program beginning with early intervention, followed by an educational curriculum specifically adapted to the need of each student.
Visually Impaired Scholarship Fund
The Visually Impaired Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization which, for more than 30 years, has provided scholarships to deserving visually impaired graduates of the Los Angeles Unified School District to help ease the financial burden of college. Selection of recipients is made by a committee representing teachers, administrators, and parents of students within the Visually Impaired Program of LAUSD.
Prevent Blindness Northern California
Prevent Blindness Northern California (PBNC) exists to screen for vision problems in preschool-aged children in the Bay Area, to connect and provide them with better vision care, and improve their ability to learn and grow. PBNC offers child-focused vision screenings, follow-up care, and access to glasses, as well as training and education for health professionals to administer screenings.
Draper Richards Kaplin Foundation
The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a global venture philanthropy firm supporting early stage, high impact social enterprises. We believe that with early funding and rigorous support, exceptional leaders, tackling some of society’s most complex problems, can make the world a better place.