Sharefest's 15th Annual Gala

Changing the Odds
FEATURING SHAREFEST'S COMMUNITY HERO AWARD RECIPIENT
TOMMY LASORDA

December 1, 2018

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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Giving youth a vision for their future and the skills to make it a reality.

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SERVICE
PROJECTS

Bringing businesses, organizations and neighbors together to take on civic neglect.

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CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT

Helping organizations foster a culture of service by creating opportunities to give back.

ROLE MODEL FOR OUR STUDENTS

"Sharefest has truly transformed Avalon High School through its programs and staff. Each staff member is a role model for our students. Students, in turn, value the classes and workshops offered to them and see the relevance to their future careers and professions."

DAVID BONNEAU, PRINCIPAL AVALON CONTINUATION HIGH SCHOOL

SINCE 2003 SHAREFEST HAS...

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COMPLETED $12 MILLION IN
COMMUNITY PROJECTS

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MOBILIZED 3,000
VOLUNTEERS ANNUALLY

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WORKED WITH 2,500+ STUDENTS IN SUMMER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

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HELPED STUDENTS EARN 6,295 CREDITS THROUGH SCHOOL-BASED YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

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SERVED ALONGSIDE OUR NEIGHBORS IN THE SOUTH BAY

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STARTED TO TRANSFORM 1 JAIL INTO A YOUTH CENTER

STUDENTS BELIEVE THEY CAN ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED

“I thought a brand new computer lab was my dream, but my dream was to have Sharefest at my school. Sharefest has changed our values and belief system. We, the administrators, staff and teachers, no longer look at obstacles, but look to find ways to work as a community. And it has given students the belief that they can achieve and succeed in the same way.”

ANTONIO AMPARAN, PRINCIPAL SHERIDAN STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LAUSD

WHY DOES SHAREFEST WORK?

You see the chronic poverty, civic decline, gang violence and dismal school outcomes in L.A. You want to do something but the problems feel insurmountable, and you don’t know where to start. Perhaps you are looking to support an organization that makes lasting change. Or maybe you have a passion for fighting the tides of poverty and helping youth become leaders.

At Sharefest we understand how paralyzing the problems in our community feel. We also know that the LA area has a tremendous pool of resources that could be used to chip away at the problems around us. Unfortunately, there are few clear paths to connect our area’s resources with needs in a way that actually creates change.

Fifteen years ago, Sharefest saw an opportunity to connect resources to real needs and launched Workday. Since it’s launch, Workday has completed 3,100 projects with the help of 56,000 volunteers. By connecting financial resources, skilled tradesmen and willing volunteer groups, Workday continues to make a significant dent in the civic decline we see.

Through our community involvement on Workday, Sharefest has cultivated relationships with civic and school leaders. Together we’ve created and grown youth development programs that help students rise above circumstances, find their voice and acquire the skills they need to succeed.

But, an organization like us can only reach so far without the partnership and support of people like you. When you join Sharefest as a volunteer, project leader, donor or teacher you know you are helping to create real, lasting change in our neighborhoods and the lives of youth.

Together we can change the tide in our community.

Sharefest works in LA's neglected neighborhoods to empower youth, transform communities, and deliver hope.

Our proven framework creates unified communities, but only with the investment of time and resources from people like you.

LA needs you. Isn’t it time for you to jump in and make waves?