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The Karsh Center Helps USC Students in Ready to Succeed LA

This week, we were able to answer a call for assistance from Ready to Succeed LA.  RTS works with students that have termed-out of foster care, by mentoring them into college and then throughout their college career.  Many of their college mentees have had to remain in college housing during this crisis, because [...]

By |2020-04-03T16:15:31-07:00April 3rd, 2020|In The News|0 Comments

One Interfaith Community: The Karsh Center and Faithful Central Bible Church Working to Support Students

The Faithful Central Bible Church Van This week, the Karsh Center was proud to team up with Faithful Central Bible Church, interfaith partner of Wilshire Boulevard Temple and pillar of the Inglewood community, to lend support to some of Inglewood Unified School District’s (IUSD) most vulnerable students and their families, specifically [...]

By |2020-04-03T16:00:12-07:00April 3rd, 2020|In The News|0 Comments

Karsh Center Featured on Link Up with Lynette

Last week, Lynnette Romero and the KTLA 5 team reached out to the Karsh Center for help finding good news to share during the coronavirus pandemic. We were thrilled to tell the story of how we're working with our community during this difficult time. The result was last Sunday's (March 29, 2020) Link Up [...]

By |2020-03-30T11:38:47-07:00March 30th, 2020|In The News|0 Comments

Another Example of the Karsh Center and Wilshire Boulevard Temple Volunteers Pulling Together To Answer the Call

As we know, last Thursday (March 19), Alexandria House suffered a fire that destroyed its residential facilities. Alexandria House’s residents were immediately displaced with very little personal effects.  The Karsh Center was able to meet Alexandria House’s immediate needs that morning, by providing requested toiletries, diapers, food, books and toys.  But there were [...]

By |2020-03-24T10:47:41-07:00March 24th, 2020|In The News|0 Comments

Program Highlight – Clothing Vouchers from NCJW-LA

Clothing Voucher Program The clothing voucher program, from the National Council of Jewish Women - Los Angeles,  supports people experiencing a life-changing event or living in a low-income household. Each eligible family member may receive a single voucher during a 12-month period. Children under the age of seven (7) can receive a $25 [...]

By |2019-08-16T10:33:38-07:00August 16th, 2019|Collaborator and Program Highlights|0 Comments

Program Highlight – Community Enrichment

Community Enrichment Program Karsh Center Community Enrichment Group - Patricia is on the far right. Patricia Mendez, a mother to four year-old Christian and a facilitator at Children’s Bureau, helps run a Community Enrichment class in Spanish and English at the Karsh Center every Thursday morning. During class, [...]

Collaborator Highlight – Maternal Mental Health NOW

Supporting Maternal Mental Health What is maternal mental health? “Maternal mental health” addresses challenges faced by women during the reproductive period, which is a particularly vulnerable time in a woman’s life.  During this time, an individual may develop symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. We estimate that one [...]