Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 2024 Dodgers Dreamteam program to serve 13,000 youth across 99 locations

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will host the first of seven Dodger Days, presented by ARCO, on Saturday, April 20 at the Dodger Dreamfields complex in Gonzales Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. As a part of LADF’s continued commitment to sports-based youth development, the 11th season of the Dodgers Dreamteam program, an affiliate of Nike RBI, will serve 13,000 youth in partnership with 16 affiliate partners across 99 locations, an increase of 18% over 2023.

What 100 years of Trauma-Informed Care has Taught Woodcraft Rangers

Woodcraft Rangers has over a century of service to youth in under-resourced communities, having welcomed all genders and youth of color long before many institutions. Therefore, the agency has deep experience with the impacts of generational trauma. Woodcraft’s current trauma-informed care (TIC) practices, honed over decades of experience, offer many model and practical examples.

If Your After-School Program Has A Waitlist, Staffing Might Be To Blame

The “expanded learning opportunities” funding is “a real validation of the kind of work we’ve been doing for so long,” said Julee Brooks, CEO of Woodcraft Rangers, which provides after-school programs on more than 100 Los Angeles-area school campuses. “It’s also a recognition of how much student need has changed.”

Woodcraft Rangers Receives $740,000 DEIA Boost

LA’s largest, longest-running and most diverse after-school enrichment program – received a total of $740,000 in grants to expand its after-school and camp programs to be more accessible and responsive to youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Woodcraft Rangers Celebrate 100-Year Anniversary

In honor of its 100-year anniversary, Camp Woodcraft Rangers has collaborated with Grammy-winner Lisa Loeb to produce a new signature camp song for the campers called “Oh, Camp Woodcraft!” Loeb has been involved in summer camps since she attended them as a kid. She even started The Camp Lisa Foundation for children who may not have the funds to attend a sleepaway camp. Every child, she says, should have the opportunity to attend summer camp.

Moving Beyond Commitments: DEI as a Daily Practice

Organizations around the country have committed to DEI (or JEDI which adds Justice to the umbrella) in various ways, often resulting in the creation of committees, commitment/values-statements, or designated roles or departments to ensure the various perspectives of employees are considered and incorporated into organizational actions and decision-making.

Jennifer Lopez Takes Stage at L.A. Dodgers Foundation Gala

Jennifer Lopez headlines the sixth annual LADF Blue Diamond Gala, held at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, helping fundraise for the organization’s efforts to improve education, health care, homelessness and social justice for all Angelenos.

Good Day LA: Woodcraft Rangers 100th Anniversary

In 3-part series, Host Bob DeCastro joins Woodcraft Rangers for its centennial celebration; interviews with CEO Julee Brooks, Senior Director Danny Salas, Woodcraft Rangers’ folklórico dancers, robotics team and more.