BLACK MALE YOUTH IN LOS ANGELES SUBJECT OF NEW ONLINE COMMUNITY

California Community Foundation (CCF) has launched IamBLOOM (www.iambloom.com), a new website and online community about and for young Black men in Los Angeles, as part of a strategic initiative to create a viable pathway to better educational and job opportunities for Black male youth who have been involved with the probation system.

 

IamBLOOM features the profiles of the Black males 14-18 years of age in Los Angeles who are turning their lives around, as well as opportunities for companies, government agencies, charitable foundations, service organizations and concerned individuals to provide much-needed support. 

 

The visually impactful, user-friendly website allows visitors to:

 

  • view and read the personal bios of the young men being helped through BLOOM
  • engage in dialogue within forums with other members of the online community
  • access and post events or opportunities like job fairs, career workshops, etc.
  • share content related to or about BLOOM
  • volunteer, pledge jobs or educational opportunities, and donate easily to the initiative

 

“IamBLOOM humanizes one of the most pressing issues in the Los Angeles community: what to do for young Black men with great potential but enormous odds against them,” said Robert Lewis, BLOOM Initiative Director.  “We want to counter stereotypes and facilitate a way for community, business and educational institutions to start working together to significantly reduce, if not eliminate those odds.”

 

IamBLOOM is part of the Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men (BLOOM) Initiative of CCF, the only philanthropic effort that focuses on redirecting Black males previously involved with the L.A. County probation system to a brighter future.  Started in May of 2012, BLOOM seeks to create jobs and educational opportunities for at least 2,000 young Black men ages 14-18 by 2017.

 

California Community Foundation (CCF) has been serving Los Angeles communities since 1915.  It encourages philanthropy by individuals, families, companies and organizations, and serves as a steward of their charitable funds and legacies.  It partners with local nonprofits and other foundations to address needs in their communities and provides grants, loans, scholarships, fellowships, and other support.  It convenes private, public, nonprofit and foundation leaders in community problem solving and advocacy work.  For more information, visit www.calfund.org.

Views: 118

Comment

You need to be a member of Leimert Park Beat to add comments!

Join Leimert Park Beat

Leimert Park Beat is the news and social network for Leimert Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Stay informed. Join now!

 

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.

• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of your business or the school play? Upload them.

WHAT STORIES WOULD YOU SUGGEST? Let me know.

With your help, LeimertParkBeat.com raised money to hire reporters, graphic artists and community members to cover our area.
Read the stories - Urban Economy 411, Redevelopment Hell and One of these don't belong.

Latest Activity

Profile Icon via Twitter
I posted a new video to Facebook https://t.co/a675eHunY2
Twitter5 hours ago · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
It couldn't be any clearer. The current proposal from Mitch McConnell would permit insurers to drop coverage... https://t.co/nXznKKMqpc
Twitter6 hours ago · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
I posted a new video to Facebook https://t.co/zgngTiAKI7
Twitter17 hours ago · Reply · Retweet
Profile IconLatest Events - Culver City Times

The Blind Barber Secret Show

The last Monday of every month, the Blind Barber hosts a hilarious night of guffaws and foofaraw. The secret speakeasy bar behind an old-timey barbershop's show is invite only, and it has featured comedians like Dave Chappelle, Kyle Kinane,…

See More
19 hours ago
Bing Bing posted a blog post
20 hours ago
DojO- updated an event
Thumbnail

The 'new' World STAGE "Sprung into Summer" Concerts - Dwight Trible, Executive Director A-A/\/\AM June '17 (last update 6/18) at The 'new' World STAGE

June 9, 2017 at 9pm to July 31, 2017 at 12am
June - African-American Music Appreciation Month. past event(s) -Fri.,   2nd - …See More
21 hours ago
DojO- posted a photo

"Standz w/ Giants" JUSTO ALMARIO Jazz Quintet @ STAGE Fri., Jun. 30th 9PM

Justo performed @ Kareem's 70th Birthday Partay "The weathers' fine down here, thank U very much."Up Come'n Performance:Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director of the 'new' World STAGE "Summer" Jazz Concert Series…
yesterday
DojO- posted a blog post

The 'new' World STAGE "Summer" Jazz Concert Series · DwighTrible Presents · June/July 2017 + Update(s) ~

Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director now "Summer" Jazz Concert Series "Keepin' the music live" ~  "LOl" - Mekala Session (personal copy w/ hand numbered correction)  Additional Updates (below) Plz ♪ -. Wrong date - (stuff happenz) Charles…See More
yesterday

© 2017   Created by enhager.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service