Bridging the Gap

NCJW|LA's Clothing Assistance Program (CAP) supports individuals and families living under or near the poverty line by providing gift cards that can be redeemed for clothing, shoes, accessories, and other household goods.

CAP replaced our Clothing Giveaway, which was held once each year. The new program is designed to ensure the resources get directly to those most in need, when they most need it. CAP gift cards can be used at any of our Council Shop locations. The cards look just like any other gift card so clients can shop discretely without stigma or unnecessary barriers.Cards are distributed through two channels -- directly from NCJW|LA and through nearly two dozen community partner agencies including the Center for Asian Pacific Families, the San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, and JFS/SOVA. Cards are available in increments of $40.00 per family member or $25.00 for children under the age of seven. To qualify for NCJW|LA's direct card distribution program, clients must meet at least one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Receiving a form of financial assistance from a government agency (WIC, SNAP, Transportation Checks, etc.).
  • Enrolled in Medi-Cal, Medicaid, Social Security Insurance, or are under the age of 65 and receiving Medicare.
  • Household income meets the low-income standards set by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the County of Los Angeles.
  • A person in the household recently lost their job and/or are unemployed and seeking work.

Partner agencies set their own parameters for gift card distribution. CLICK HERE to see a list of our community partners.

Washington Institute is Back!

Join NCJW advocates and leaders from around the country in Washington, DC, on May 15-17, for Washington Institute 2022: Leading Together. This year, the event will be hybrid and NCJW|LA will have advocates and staff attending both in-person and virtually.

NCJW|LA is offering $300 scholarships to our advocates, volunteers, and past and present program participants who are interested in taking part in Washington Institute. 

These funds can be used to cover the FULL cost of virtual registration or as a credit towards in-person registration. Additional funds may be available to cover travel, subject to availability and interest.

If you are interested in financial support, visit 2022 Washington Institute Scholarships and apply today! Requests are due by end of day, Monday, March 21. Questions? Contact Nabila.

Make Dreams Come True

We are looking for new volunteers to join our returning volunteers to support scholarship reviews this spring. NCJW|LA Scholarships help students in local colleges and universities.

Our Volunteer Scholarship Readers ensure every application is read and scored thoroughly, thoughtfully, and fairly -- all from the comfort of your home!

The evaluation process is quick and easy using our online application portal SM Apply. As a reader, you'll have staff and technical support and a comprehensive rubric available throughout to assist you along the way.  

Volunteers can sign-up to participate in one or both review phases. 

Phase 1- Preliminary Review Process 

  • Review assigned scholarship applications (10-15) using evaluator check list. 
  • Must be able to commit 10 hours per week over a 2-week period (April 11, 2022- April 22, 2022).  

Phase 2- Evaluation Review 

  • Review assigned scholarship applications (10-15) using evaluator rubric. 
  • Must be able to commit 10 hours per week over a 2-week period (May 2, 2022- May 13, 2022). 

Fill out the Scholarship Reader Volunteer Application Form or schedule your training date HERE, if you are returning to start the process today.   

If you have any questions or would like more details before applying to join, contact Selene Lopez at  

Tri-Weekly 1080x1080
9.17.21 Long Tri-Weekly (1)