Proposals in the play category
America SCORES Los Angeles
Literacy in Action
The Literacy in Action program addresses the prevalence of low literacy and rising obesity rates that disproportionately affect youth in low-income communities. A unique combination of soccer, poetry, and service-learning, students receive more than 100 hours of structured physical activity and English Language Arts (ELA) support with an emphasis on player participation, team engagement, and developing healthy lifestyle choices. We want to instill a genuine passion for playing soccer and establish a lifelong dedication to physical activity.
American Heart Association
The vision of Community STEPS (Strategic dialogue That’s Empowered by Public Safety) is to bring law enforcement and the community together to create a safe space for dialogue and exercise. We walk together in the Jackie Tatum Harvard Park neighborhood to connect, discuss issues and work toward solutions while getting exercise. The program includes healthy activities for all ages as well as wellness events to include health information booths and blood pressure screenings.
Angel City Alliance
Angel City Sports
ACS focuses on the training and development of athletes of all abilities and skill levels. Major programs include year-round clinics for adaptive athletes and The Angel City Games with seven sports - wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, archery, swimming, track and field, sitting volleyball and table tennis. The ultimate goal is to empower physically disabled individuals living to cultivate a healthy and independent lifestyle through the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of physical activity.
Bicycle Kitchen/La Bicicocina
Bikes for the People
With this grant, we would like to partner with organizations that provide services to underserved or underprivileged individuals, identifying those who lack access to transportation. We will provide participants with bicycles and teach them how to properly maintain them. We will then provide safe riding classes using Bicycle Kitchen staff, volunteers, and licensed instructors to help participants gain confidence and knowledge while successfully riding on the streets of Los Angeles.
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
ShineLA: Transforming the way Angelenos feel, move, and connect in our city
ShineLA is a ten-year research initiative linking the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic movements to a brighter future for Los Angeles. In collaboration with the City of Los Angeles Dept of Recreation and Parks, Mayor Garcetti’s office, and leading innovators in technology/design, this will be the largest population-based study of physical activity in the US. Through iterative evaluation, we will improve physical and mental health, as well as social connection across all populations in Los Angeles, for a sustained impact through 2028 and beyond.
CicLAvia: Open Streets bring Healthier Connections
An LA2050 grant will support a large-scale polling activation during CicLAvia-Heart of LA on 10/11/20 featuring workshops and a voting opportunity that explores using open streets and public spaces to foster community under any circumstances. CicLAvia will share the outcomes with city officials and stakeholders to make these ideas reality. Currently we are all experiencing isolation and anxiety to combat Covid-19. When this difficult time ends, CicLAvia will lead in rebuilding joy around public gatherings with our signature open street events.
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks
Mobile Recreation Program
The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) will launch a Mobile Recreation Program bringing a variety of outdoor activities to communities in need. Mobile Recreation vans will provide themed programs ranging from Olympic and Paralympic sports to skateboarding and creative activities, enhancing the lives of the youth and adults that participate. The program will commence at four LAUSD elementary schools through the Community School Parks (CSP) Program and supplement RAP’s after-school programs.
East Side Riders Bike Club
The Urban Cyclists Collective
The Urban Cycling Collective is a project that aims to increase urban cycling ridership in South LA through bike/trike & equipment giveaways, bike safety training, marshaling rides, and establishing new bicycle clubs in surrounding neighborhoods. Based in Watts, ESRBC has been cultivating bike culture and steering youth & their families away from drugs and gang activity for over 10+ years. We intend to scale our program in Watts in addition to 4 communities surrounding our neighborhoods: Compton, Lynwood, Florence-Firestone, and Willowbrook.
ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITY IN LOS ANGELES (ECLA)
THE MARATHON PROJECT
Whereas active participation in sports is universally accepted to successfully extend human life; the establishment of this annual “Marathon Project” for the marginalized Ethiopian, other African & African-American communities in/around LA, will not only accomplish in improving the physical, mental and emotional health/wellness of these targeted communities; but will also demonstrate what productive residents are able to achieve by fighting obesity, diabetes and other diseases, thereby enhancing the overall quality of life in Los Angeles.
Women's Community Health & Wellness Facility
Everything Wellness will use the grant to open a full-service fitness facility in South LA for women. The facility will breakdown women’s perceived barriers to participating in physical fitness programs in a safe and uplifting environment. We will offer group fitness, individual training, cardio, weight machines, spa services, workshops, health screenings, & community gardening. We believe that overall health and fitness is more than just a fitness facility it is about community and how we encourage each other toward a greater quality of life.
Harlem Lacrosse - Los Angeles
This grant will support and strengthen existing HL-LA programs and launch our “Keep Playing“ initiative aimed at retaining students in our current programs and continuing to serve them over longer periods of time through high school and beyond. This includes keeping middle school students engaged with Harlem Lacrosse’s year-round programming and creating new pathways for alumni of our middle school programs to stay involved and engage directly with HL-LA mentors and coaches.
Harmony Project Music Program
Harmony Project will expand by enrolling more students into our music program. We will provide a safe and secure place for more than 3,500 students to go after school and on Saturdays. The program will engage students in sequential music instruction, opportunities to learn alongside their peers through ensembles, and comprehensive academic and social support. Additionally, we will promote strong communities through the incorporation of parent engagement, student performances open and advertised to the public, and a strong network of partners.
Jail Guitar Doors
Community Arts Programming & Outreach (CAPO) Project
JGD-USA’s Community Arts Programming & Outreach (CAPO) Project is a high-quality, innovative reenetry and diversion program for youth who have been engaged in the justice system. An extension of its existing music programs, the goal of the CAPO is to create arts opportunities that foster the positive socio-emotional, behavioral, and decision-making tools to help youth fight recidivism and prepare them for successful employment.
Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
Bigger than Baseball
LADF will unveil three Dodgers Dreamfields at Gonzales Park, which honor Jackie Robinson and revive baseball and softball play in the area, as youth develop from T-ball to high school and college athletics. This project will also include features that further benefit the local community, such as Fitness and Training Zones (named for Kershaw’s Challenge), solar elements on scoreboards, PV carports and EV charging stations in the parking lot, and the LADF Science of Baseball curriculum for grades 3-8, that uses baseball as a fun STEM textbook.
Los Angeles Maritime Institute
Ocean Adventure Together!
LAMI's Ocean Adventure Together Program breaks barriers that keep some from enjoying our coasts and ocean. Parents and invited middle school-aged participants share in a day of ocean fun and learn how anyone can enjoy safe water-based activities and life aboard a sailing tall ship. The young participants then set sail to discover the exciting and life-changing experience of a 5-day and night summer voyage at sea. Parents join their kids on the last voyage day to witness and share in their children’s new skills and positive transformation.
Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI)
#SelfiesforAll: Creating Public Art Together
We will create small-scale public murals, or “selfie spots,” in 3 neighborhoods - the Byzantine-Latino Quarter, Watts, and El Sereno - to attract locals and visitors and serve as cultural place-making icons. Each art piece will be designed and executed by local artists with community volunteers of all ages, and will celebrate the multigenerational bonds and unique local culture of its neighborhood. The selfie spots will bring new visitors and economic activity to each neighborhood, and connect friends and family of all ages to play and share.
Endless Summer Surf Camp
We aim to establish an annual summer surf camp for children experiencing residual trauma from the fire and children with developmental or physical disabilities. The 4-week long camp serves as surf therapy, allowing children to grow in their confidence and seek recovery from trauma. The camp will feature a final day showcasing environmental efforts to protect the beaches and ocean that makes this opportunity so special.
Nature for All
Community base building is an essential step toward achieving equitable investment in healthy communities. Nature for All’s Leadership Development proposal will cultivate community members and leaders to be well-equipped to advocate for their community’s needs for more parks, open space, and transit options.
POPS the Club
POPS the Club provide arts-based healing for underserved Los Angeles youth with justice-involved loved ones. Students will have the opportunity during lunchtime meetings to gain the skills and tools to heal the stigma and pain of the prison system while building the foundation for a productive and positive future. Students will create artwork and writing for publication and performance as well as a video documenting the project and performances to spread awareness about the effects of incarceration on young people.
Project Blue partners with outreach programs in South & East LA that enables kids to reach personal success through developing purpose, positive identities, resilience & character through safe after-school sports & STEM activities in areas with high gang activity. Each program is supported by LAPD officers who serve as coaches and positive mentors who inspire kids to envision a future they can strive for. This grant will support our current programs to provide enough resources for growth, and newly added programs we hope to support in 2020-21.
University Park Slow Jams
Every year LA’s streets are becoming less safe for people who walk, especially children. University Park Slow Jams is a creative call to action for safer streets. The project builds a network of local advocates—groups, schools, parents, youth—to draw attention to traffic violence, build capacity, and propose solutions. Slow Jams are a multifaceted education, engagement, and leadership development strategy that enable local stakeholders to participate in creative public acts; document safety conditions; and take action to achieve street safety.
The Urban Warehouse
Our program is tailored to provide alternatives to vulnerable inner-city youth in East LA. Many of our participants come from low-income families or children in the foster system with minimum guidance. The Skate-4-Education after school program offers skateboarding as an academic incentive by exchanging skateboarding gear & skate ramp time when they meet specific education goals (i.e., 3.0+ GPAs). By keeping them off the streets & engaged in developing their educational goals, they can redirect their energy towards more positive endeavors.
The Healing Power of Coaches
LA2050 will make possible “The Healing Power of Coaches”, a citywide effort to support and train coaches who will inspire the health and wellbeing of Los Angeles youth through PLAY. Our two-pronged approach will involve leveraging LA2050 support to increase the number of coaches working with youth in LA’s most underserved communities and to provide training citywide to all youth sports coaches who want to use play to impact the physical, social-emotional and academic health of young people.
USC Price Center for Social Innovation
Supporting Safe PLAY Through Neighborhood Data
We propose expanding the Neighborhood Data for Social Change Criminal Justice Data Initiative to Santa Monica and Long Beach, to promote deeper understanding of—and engagement with—crime data region-wide. This project will collect, clean and publish public safety data from law enforcement agencies; host free, publicly accessible monthly trainings; conduct community listening sessions; and co-produce data stories in partnership with CBOs. This project will help all Angelenos enjoy safe neighborhoods and safe places to play by 2050.
Woodcraft Rangers Summer Enrichment Day Camp
A grant from LA2050 will support Woodcraft Rangers’ summer day camp by providing scholarships to children from low-income families. Woodcraft summer day camps enable 600 students to learn and play together with adult guides and mentors at Rosemead, Salt Lake, and South Gate parks for 11 hours/day over seven weeks, maximizing access for working parents. Each day includes arts, sports and wellness, STEM and leadership plus hot meals and academic support to help prevent summer learning loss.