NCJW|LA is committed to advancing economic justice for women and their families. In addition to our direct service programs; we support the passage of laws and policies that ensure economic security, promote dignity in the work place, and expand the safety net for families who are struggling.
1990 - Present
- Added Art Bridges Culture and our After School Homework Clubs to our youth programs, enabling children to improve their academic skills.
- Created Life Skills Workshops to help women and families become self-sufficient.
- Launched the Los Angeles edition of NCJW’s national Campaign for Contraceptive Access.
- Established an annual lobbying day to advocate for women’s issues with the California State Legislature.
- Joined with other women’s groups to found the Jewish Women’s Conference of Southern California.
- Created the Advocacy Training Project to help volunteers become effective advocates on important social issues
- Established the Human Trafficking Taskforce to spearhead the implementation in Los Angeles County of California State Law SB 1193 on human trafficking.
- Launched the Community Psychiatric Resource Project to provide access to psychiatric services.
- Created the Back 2 School Store to help students in need to receive new clothes for school.
- Established monthly educational panels with experts on issues that affect and impact women, children, and families. Created legislative working groups to address the issues of human trafficking, gender-related violence, reproductive justice, gun violence prevention, health care, and economic justice.
- Created Young Professional Leadership Circle.
- Created Teen Advocacy Working Group.
- Council Thrift Shops grew to eight locations.
- Established art and literacy educational programs for youth, including Teen Mother Literacy, Art Pals and Light Up a Library
- Founded a scholarship program to help women obtain degrees in nursing and other areas.
- Established and annual ClothingGiveaway by Council Thrift Shops.
- Installed and dedicated the community mural “Not Somewhere Else, But Here” by Daryl E. Wells and SPARC on the north side of Council House building.