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Aviva in Action Newsletter, Vol. 2 | Fall 2017

Inside This Edition: Platinum Associates Luncheon, Youth in Action Film Collaboration Screening, Relative Support Services, Spreading Holiday Cheer and More! Click Below to read our latest Aviva in Action Newsletter  

Ralph M. Parsons continues its support of Aviva

Aviva Family and Children’s Services is pleased to announce a grant of $50,000 from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. This recent grant is the second of a two-year commitment from the Parsons Foundation to support Aviva’s efforts to implement the State of California’s new Continuum of Care Reforms (CCR) for foster youth. The overriding goal…

Hollywood Chamber Recognizes Aviva

Aviva was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation with a grant award of $2,500 to advance programs and learning opportunities provided through our Digital Media Lab and our partnerships with Young Producers Group and Freshi Media. Aviva’s Digital Media Lab offers youth training in various digital media arts and workforce development.  It…

The Impact of Holiday Generosity

The 2017 Holiday Drive was a spectacular success, all because of our friends, corporate, and community partners.   A record 66 Aviva families were sponsored, in addition to 90 foster children. 168 Aviva children in our community based programs also received toys for the holidays, and many Aviva families in need received gift boxes or…

In Memory of Sherman Andelson

It is with great sadness that Aviva Family and Children’s Services mourns the loss of our former board member and long-time friend and unwavering supporter, Sherman L. Andelson. Sherman’s commitment to Aviva began in 1990 as a member of Aviva’s Board of Directors. He served as Aviva’s treasurer for more than 20 years. Sherman and…

Teens Inspired by movie “Hidden Figures”

On February 5th, generous donors paid for our all of our teens to go see the movie Hidden Figures. The teens were amazed and inspired by the movie; they came away believing that they too can accomplish more than they had ever imagined. Aviva would like to thank Barbara Lazaroff, Kay Collins, Tonya Winfield, Tess…

New Digital Media Lab A Huge Hit!

Aviva Family and Children’s Services has opened our new Digital Media Lab, providing clients – and their caregivers — with cutting-edge technology, training in various digital media art and workforce development skills. This state-of-the-art lab provides a creative outlet for our clients; allows our professional staff to offer Expressive Remix Therapy as a therapeutic intervention; and…

Holiday Generosity Abounds

We are making our list, and checking it twice, of all the wonderful donors who brought smiles to so many in need. Check back next week to read more about all the incredible friends and supporters who made a significant impact by “adopting” families or making holiday dreams come true for hundreds of children and teens.

Newsletter 2016 Vol. 2

Inside this issue: Ellen Pompeo and Philosophy recognize Aviva Yoga4Aviva a grand success Digital Media Lab opens Aviva showcases alternative health approaches to national audience. Open Aviva Newsletter Vol 2 2016 (PDF)