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

and support leaders of education non-profits to transform the

lives of over
28,000 low-income youth each year throughout the

Greater Los Angeles


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

WHY INVEST IN LEADERS? . . . Challenged by gangs, drugs and teen pregnancy, 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. 
As demand increases

and resources shrink, non-profit CEOs need more than 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, comprehensive and proven effective

business and leadership training, coaching, mentoring and technical assistance.  


LEARN MORE about our City Scholars® Fellowship.


MEET our City Scholars® Fellows.

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