Ready to Rise is currently a $12.5 million public-private partnership between the California Community Foundation, Liberty Hill Foundation and the Los Angeles County Probation Department designed to expand opportunities and resources for programs that provide youth development and enrichment services focused on diversion and prevention versus ineffective punitive measures.
Ready to Rise funding helps grantees provide a variety of programs focused on educational attainment, leadership, workforce development, mentorship, arts, wellness, youth organizing and other areas. All grantees share a focus on multiple aspects of youth development and a commitment to improving outcomes for Black and Brown youth.
With this partnership, Los Angeles County will be the nation’s leader in demonstrating how an effective community-based model focused on prevention and treatment decreases the number of youth incarcerated and improves chances for youth to earn high school diplomas and become gainfully employed while decreasing the likelihood of them being incarcerated as an adult.
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In recent weeks we have witnessed youth across the nation, and even around the globe, take to the streets in protest of the brutal killings of Black men and women and the systemic racism that has persisted for generations. We know from history that in moments of great…
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