2018-2019 Nominees


A New Way of Life
Dedicated to helping women, families and communities break the cycle and heal from the formidable experiences of incarceration. ANWOL provides housing, case management, pro bono legal services, advocacy and policy development on behalf of women rebuilding their lives.


A Sense of Home
Transforming the lives of at-risk foster youth who “age out” of the system by creating their first ever homes utilizing new, donated furniture and the loving-kindness of volunteers. Every weekend, volunteers gather to turn empty spaces into beautiful, inspiring homes and therefore forever changing these young people’s lives.


Creative Matters
Creative Matters is an ad agency and work therapy program staffed by recovering addicts who have found their passion and purpose at Beit T’Shuvah, a non-profit addiction treatment center in Los Angeles. The agency produces out-of-the-box content that makes audiences hungry for social change, while also providing the newly sober a path toward a meaningful career.


The People Concern/FlyawayHomes
As one of the largest social service providers in the County, The People Concern believes everyone should be housed, healthy, and safe. We provide highly integrated, comprehensive services to those most in need: chronically homeless individuals and survivors of domestic violence. Through our partnership with FlyawayHomes, we are determined to see the rapid production of permanent supportive housing needed to end, not just reduce, homelessness in Los Angeles.


Free From
Free From is eradicating violence against women by making safety affordable for all survivors of domestic violence. By helping survivors achieve financial stability they can build lives free from violence for themselves and their children.


New Village Girls Academy
New Village Girls Academy is the only tuition-free all-girls charter school in California. They provide an empowering and highly supportive learning environment for young women in underserved communities.