WHAT WE DO
Through our signature investment, the City Scholars® Fellowship,
we train, coach,
and inspire non-profit CEOs to lead well
and build effective organizations
that help over
Los Angeles region
stay in school,
out of trouble and on track for a brighter future.
"The City Scholars® Fellowship teaches what defines an
leaders concrete strategies
have an immediate impact. Since
becoming a Fellow
increased our revenues
over 45% and
now educate 400 more
youth each year."
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 IT MATTERS
Children and youth living in under-resourced, high-poverty, urban communities depend upon
non-profit organizations for the education, academic support, mentoring
and creative enrichment
they need to achieve against the odds. In turn, these
depend for their success and survival upon
highly-motivated, extremely competent and well-connected leaders.
Yet, as demand
increases and resources shrink, non-profit CEOs need more than creative
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,
but often cannot afford nor find through one program,
exactly what our
City Scholars® Fellowship provides tuition-free: practical and proven effective
leadership and business training, coaching,
and networking opportunities.
For non-profit leaders who serve youth where the need is greatest
and who are willing to be challenged and held accountable for action and impact,
our City Scholars® Fellowship offers a powerful platform and catalyst
for transformational leadership.