csf  City Scholars Foundation


Pardon our dust, as we prepare to launch our new website and social media platforms!


Through our signature investment, the City Scholars® Fellowship,

we train and support leaders of education non-profits to help

29,000 low-income youth throughout the Greater Los Angeles

region to stay in school, out of trouble and on track for a brighter future.


Bill Thompson Kids

"The City Scholars® Fellowship teaches what defines an effective

non-profit and gives leaders concrete strategies to implement

that have an immediate impact. Since becoming a Fellow in 2014,

we've increased our revenues over 45%."

Bill Thompson, Executive Director, Young Storytellers - City Scholars® Fellow

1,000 youth served/year (85% low-income) in Los Angeles, Culver City and Hollywood


Children and youth living in high-poverty, under-resourced communities depend upon quality

education non-profits to help them succeed in school.
In turn, these much-needed organizations

depend for their success upon highly-motivated, extremely competent and well-connected leaders. 

Yet, as demand increases and resources shrink, non-profit CEOs need more than creative

curriculum and a heart for helping low-income youth to keep the lights on and the doors open. 

To succeed in such a critically important, yet challenging and often lonely job, non-profit CEOs

need, but often cannot afford nor find through one program, exactly what our

City Scholars® Fellowship provides tuition-free:
practical and proven effective business

and leadership training, coaching, mentoring and technical assistance.





Learn how our
City Scholars® Fellowship
helps non-profit leaders
and organizations grow
strong, survive and thrive.

Meet our
City Scholars® Fellows,
a dynamic community of
smart, passionate and
extraordinarily collaborative leaders.

Give today
to help us train leaders to
transform the lives of over
29,000 low-income youth
each year.