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The Hauptman Family Foundation provided a lead gift of $2 million in 2007 to help launch City Year Los Angeles. Since that time, Andrew and Ellen Hauptman have been deeply committed to the success of City Year Los Angeles, providing leadership and ongoing resources to fuel the site's growth. Andrew Hauptman is the founding and current Chair of the City Year Los Angeles Board and a national Trustee for City Year. Ellen also serves on the City Year Los Angeles Board. In addition to the programmatic support the foundation provides, the Hauptman Family Foundation has also served as a Platinum Sponsor of City Year's Spring Break- Destination: Education event for the last four years.
The Vera R. Campbell Foundation is one of City Year’s newest team sponsors, supporting the team at Hollenbeck Middle School in Boyle Heights. Founded in 2007, the Foundation works to increase opportunities for youth, with a growing focus on education and workforce development particularly in the Boyle Heights and Downtown neighborhoods of Los Angeles. The Foundation’s founder, Vera Campbell has had a business in Downtown Los Angeles for over thirty years and has seen the difference that access to quality education can make in the lives of young people. Campbell is a member of the board of directors of Inner-City Arts, the Junior Blind of America, the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, N.M., and the California Fashion Association.
As one of City Year Los Angeles’ longest standing team sponsors, Comcast NBCUniversal supports our Civic Engagement team. The Comcast NBCUniversal NBC4 Telemundo 52 team plans and executes large-scale community service projects at schools and community centers across Los Angeles. The team also organizes Comcast Cares Day in Los Angeles, where more than 500 Comcast NBCUniversal volunteers give back to the communities in which they live and work. Thanks to Comcast NBCUniversal, City Year Los Angeles has engaged almost 15,000 volunteers in service to transform and brighten communities throughout the city. Bob Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, is a member of the City Year Los Angeles Board and Comcast NBCUniversal is also a National Leadership Sponsor for City Year, Inc., supporting AmeriCorps member leadership development and training programs across the country.
One of City Year Los Angeles’ founding team sponsors, the Walt Disney Company continues to support City Year’s work in South Los Angeles by sponsoring the team at Normandie Avenue Elementary School. City Year AmeriCorps members will again serve full time as tutors, mentors, and role models in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms at Normandie. The company also invests in our service and learning team, supporting the training and evaluation of our programmatic efforts. The company also supports City Year’s annual Spring Break event, and Ben Sherwood, Co-President Disney/ABC Television Group, provides leadership through his service on the City Year Los Angeles board.
Farmers Insurance is supporting our 18 AmeriCorps members at the Santee Education Complex for the third year. This partnership aligns directly with the company’s goal of providing better opportunities for at-risk youth by increasing their chances to graduate high school ready for college and successful careers. Farmers’ employees also volunteer their time through service projects, helping to improve the learning environments of schools across the city, along with hosting City Year AmeriCorps members for professional development training and support at Farmers headquarters.
As a brand with a deep commitment to supporting educational programs for children and youth, HSBC will sponsor City Year’s team at Virgil Middle School to provide direct support to students to ensure they stay in school and on track to graduate. Through HSBC’s support, City Year will also be able to more effectively identify new math assessment products and tools and scale them to all 26 cities and school districts. As a National Leadership Sponsor, HSBC will also sponsor City Year teams in Chicago Miami, New York and Washington D.C., to deepen its support for students in high-need schools. HSBC is committed to engaging its employees in high-impact service projects to help transform schools and to supporting leadership and professional development for City Year AmeriCorps members.
With a vision to build stronger communities, the OneWest Bank Foundation has invested in City Year’s work in Watts since 2011. The OneWest Bank Foundation’s new commitment will support City Year teams at both Markham Middle School and Locke High School for the next five years, improving the academic performance of thousands of students in the Watts community so that they are on track to graduation, college and a life of opportunity.
Riot Games is bursting on to the scene as one of City Year’s newest team sponsors, supporting the team at Jordan High School in Watts. The company has been instrumental in introducing City Year to the League of Legends community and world of online gaming, and opening up new avenues of resources and support. Riot Games employees will be volunteering their time to beautify Jordan’s campus and engage Riot artists to partner with students in the design and planning process. Marc Merrill, Riot Games President & Co-Founder, serves on City Year’s board of directors and the company is a supporter of City Year’s annual Spring Break.
This year marks the Rosenthal Family Foundation’s first year as a Team Sponsor with their support helping the AmeriCorps members at Clinton Middle School serve full time as academic tutors, mentors and role models. Monica and Philip Rosenthal have supported City Year Los Angeles since our inception, investing annually since 2007. The Rosenthal Family Foundation brings together the family’s commitment to ensuring that every child receives a quality and complete education that includes the arts, regardless of their zip code. Monica Rosenthal serves on the Founder’s Board of Inner-City Arts in downtown Los Angeles and on the board of Turnaround Arts California, an initiative of the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities.
Sony began supporting City Year’s team at John Liechty Middle School six years ago. This year, Sony will continue to support the City Year team at Liechty and its work in the Pico-Union neighborhood. Support for the partnership comes from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Electronics, Inc. and Sony Corporation of America. Sony employees lend their time to participate in the team’s annual talent show, and the company presents an award at graduation for the Storyteller of the Year. Sony also hosts City Year’s annual Spring Break: Destination Education fundraiser at Sony Pictures Studios, allowing City Year Los Angeles to raise the necessary funds to continue its work in high-need schools. Hannah Minghella, President: TriStar Productions, is a member of the City Year Los Angeles Board.
Diplomas Now Program Sponsor
City Year and AT&T have teamed up to help keep students in school and on track to succeed. Since 2012, AT&T has contributed more than $2 million to City Year and engaged its employees to mentor students and City Year AmeriCorps members in Dallas, Sacramento, Little Rock, Columbus, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. A National Leadership Sponsor, AT&T supports City Year’s Diplomas Now partnership at Clinton Middle School, Jefferson High School and Manual Arts High School, and participated in the Manual Arts team’s Teacher Appreciation event in 2015. DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family, is also a long time City Year Los Angeles partner, serving as the Strategic Math Partner for City Year's work at 25 schools during the 2014-2015 year and volunteering alongside City Year at service projects across Los Angeles.
Program Innovation Sponsor
As City Year’s “National Strategy and Innovation Sponsor,” Deloitte helps City Year to innovate and maximize its impact in schools across the country. In Los Angeles, this comes to life through Deloitte's support for Diplomas Now, an innovative school turnaround collaboration that unites three national non-profit organizations with strong track records of success – City Year, Communities In Schools, and Johns Hopkins University's Talent Development Secondary. Deloitte employees offer their skills and expertise to City Year AmeriCorps members and staff by leading career development workshops for AmeriCorps members and offering staff professional development trainings. Kevin Westcott, Principal, National Media & Entertainment Sector Lead, Deloitte Consulting, is a member of the City Year Los Angeles board of directors.
Middle School After-School Program Sponsor
The New York Life Foundation is supporting a three-year plan to standardize and scale City Year’s middle school after-school program. As City Year works towards meeting its Long-Term Impact goals, the resulting middle school after-school program will be a key component in City Year’s efforts to keep middle school students across the nation in school. City Year, with New York Life Foundation input, will select up to 24 schools in Los Angeles and across the country over the course of the three-year grant to update and strengthen its after-school curriculum, provide staff training, and pilot the enhanced after-school program before the full launch of the program.
Middle School STEM Sponsor
The Northrop Grumman Foundation is City Year Los Angeles’ Middle School STEM sponsor, supporting City Year’s Science and Math work in schools across the city. The Foundation supports diverse and sustainable national-level programs that enhance the education experience for students and through this sponsorship will support the City Year’s efforts to provide unique educational experiences related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for our middle school students. The Foundation also sponsors a City Year team in Washington D.C.