csf  City Scholars Foundation


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To lead well with limited resources , non-profit CEOs working on

the front lines
of high-poverty, urban communities need more than

creative curriculum
and a heart for helping low-income youth

to keep the lights on and the doors open. 

Engaged in a challenging often lonely and largely thankless job,

non-profit CEOs need
the leadership training, coaching, mentoring,

networking and inspiration
our City Scholars® Fellowship

provides tuition-free,
as a dynamic leadership learning community.

Learn more about our City Scholars® Fellowship and meet our City Scholars® Foundation Fellows.

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% and

now educate 400 more youth each year."

Bill Thompson, Executive Director, Young Storytellers

City Scholars® Foundation Fellow

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



Make a Donation.
Make a Difference.


Join the
Friends of City Scholars®

with a monthly gift
of $21 or more.


Register your company’s
financial, in-kind and
employee volunteer support.

Many people making even the smallest of donations helps our

City Scholars® Foundation Fellows
transform the lives

of over 69,000 predominantly low-income youth throughout the

five-county Greater Los Angeles region, helping them become

"City Scholars®" prepared for college, career and community leadership.

Hence, our name . . . the City Scholars® Foundation.