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LA Magazine Luminaries: Candy and Ken Deemer

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Candy and Ken Deemer were featured as Luminaries in the February issue of LA Magazine. Read More »

January 2017 Partner Meeting Recap

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What an incredible group of people you are! Partnering with you gives me great hope and furthers my resolve to create the LA we dream it can be. We had a fantastic Partner Meeting in January, with 37 people in attendance. Read More »

Fast Pitch 2017 is Underway!

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The 2017 Social Innovation Fast Pitch is off with a bang! The first session started January 24th  and the entire process is being documented by photojournalist Dotan Saguy. Here are some of the photos of the fun we’ve been having along the way! To see more images, click here.       Read More »

Meet the Encore Fellows: Melani Smith

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In this ongoing feature, you’ll meet the Fellows who are contributing 1,000 hours over one year to a Los Angeles-area nonprofit organization. If something strikes you about the Fellow’s experience or it reminds you of someone you know, you may be interested to learn more about the Encore Fellowship Program here >>> Prior to a career […] Read More »

Operation Progress and Team Prime Time: SVP Kicks Off Two New Investments

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In 2016, our grants of time and money (“our investments”) focused on tackling the achievement gap via middle school expanded learning opportunities. Through this cycle, we selected two organizations: Operation Progress and Team Prime Time. Located in the heart of Watts, Operation Progress provides an ecosystem of opportunity that guides students from elementary through college. […] Read More »

Letter from SVPLA’s New Executive Director Christine Margiotta

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I’m thrilled to greet you in my first month as Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Los Angeles. I was drawn to SVP because I believe in the collective power of individuals to create unthinkable social change, and I am eager to work with each of you to continue to build this beautiful community of change agents. Read More »

SVP Partner Lynne Davidson honored as ‘Leading Global Thinker’

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Congratulations to SVP Partner Lynne Davidson who was named among the “100 Leading Global Thinkers” for 2016 by Foreign Policy Magazine. Read More »