Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Community Foundation grant funds supported the Ultimate Earth environmental program to engage children in environment and ecology.
The Globe Trotters, a cultural and global education experience allows members to see how others throughout the world conserve water and utilize natural resources. Participants learn how to plant trees, build gardens, grow vegetables, build composters and engage in recycling.
The club-wide recycling program teaches children to be mindful that resources are limited and helps them “do more with less”. Two bins have replaced every trashcan; the one for recyclable materials is substantially larger to remind members they are helping the environment by not adding to landfills.
The “Positive Sprouts” program allows members to increase their knowledge and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables with the gardens they grow and harvest. Members are eager to try new foods with natural and home-grown ingredients. Young members start thinking vegetables are yucky but end up loving them.
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Crystal Cove Alliance
Laguna Beach Community Foundation grant funds were used to fund the Tricia and Michael Berns Amphitheater and Environmental Study Loop at Crystal Cove, which will provide education for Laguna Beach schools, youth groups, and families. The official opening of the loop is scheduled for early 2014. The project includes an amphitheater upgrade, fire pit, nighttime lighting, a student pavilion for backpack and lunch storage, construction of an orientation kiosk, and seven interpretive walls that will be built into the six planned educational stations. The Boy Scouts, depicted in the photograph lower left, visited the canyon to work on a soil and water conservation program. The photograph lower right, depicts Tricia and Michael Berns enjoying Crystal Cove trails.
Photo Credit Jody Tiongco
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Glennwood Housing Foundation
The Laguna Beach Community Foundation, in partnership with the Massen Greene Foundation, provided a grant to Glennwood to support their landscaping and organic and occupational gardens. Glennwood collaborated with Transition Laguna to create beautiful, bountiful gardens producing food for Glennwood House residents who help maintain the garden. Glennwood House in Laguna Beach is a unique and loving housing community for
young adults with developmental disabilities.
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Laguna Art Museum
The Laguna Art Museum used the Laguna Beach Community Foundation grant funds to expand their Thursday evening community offerings to help serve more than 5,000 people. Highlights of the program include the new “conversation with…” series, which brings artists and other creative minds to the museum on the first Thursday of each month to discuss their practice in a casual conversation with guests, “Live! At the museum”, a concert held on the second Thursday of each month, third Thursday film screenings, occasional dance concerts in the galleries, and special lectures and discussions.
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Laguna Beach Live!
LBCF grant funds were used to support the "Music Town" initiative including free recitals in the lobby of Hotel Laguna during Festival week. LBCF grant funds were also used to expand educational offerings. Laguna Beach Live! brought a Music Education specialist from USC Thornton School of Music to engage children at the Boys & Girls Club in a drum circle and percussion workshop.
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Laguna Beach Seniors
Laguna Beach Seniors Knitting Group
The Laguna Beach Community Foundation grant to Laguna Beach Seniors helped fund social work services to help seniors live fuller, safer and more independent lives. Professional case managers are on-site two days a week to meet individually with clients and to visit home-bound seniors. Case managers help with health concerns, nutrition, memory loss, socialization, depression, loneliness, anxiety, and link clients to resources needed to live a safe and independent life. Clients also seek information about insurance, family support programs, referrals for disability services and products, legal assistance and transportation services. The grant assisted the Susi Q in adding a new counselor who is able to provide counseling in Spanish.
Case managers meet with clients at the Susi Q Senior Center or in their homes.
All discussions are free and confidential.
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Laguna Bluebelt Coalition
2012 Photo Contest Open Category First Place:
Heisler Tidepools at Moonrise by Eddie Yerkish
Laguna Beach Community Foundation grant funds have helped fund an inspiring educational video featuring Laguna’s Marine Protected Areas. The video captures the beauty of Laguna’s marine world and provides education on protecting our tide pools and marine life. Our grant also supported their brochure which maps Laguna’s special coves and beaches to guide locals and visitors to popular shallow and deep water sites. You can pick up these maps at the Laguna Beach Visitor’s Bureau on Forest Avenue. The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition, fiscally sponsored by OneOC, brings together organizations and individuals with a common goal of protecting and restoring marine life, conserving biological diversity and maintaining healthy, sustainable marine habitats.
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Laguna College of Art and Design
With the LBCF grant the Laguna College of Art and Design was able to expand The Dennis and Leslie Power Library. The library is in the physical and academic center of the main campus. It is a gathering place for students and a nerve center for learning. The college allows residents of Laguna Beach free access to its unique collection and online services.
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Laguna Dance Festival
Photo Credit Barbara McMurray
Laguna Beach Community Foundation grant funds for operations enabled the Laguna Dance Festival to continue producing and presenting free community events. During a First Thursday Artwalk, Laguna Dance Festival, in collaboration with the Laguna Art Museum, presented "Our Rite", three pieces of original choreography. Each piece was inspired by an original work chosen from the museum's permanent collection “Primitive Mother (Primordial Days in Palm Springs),” by early 20th century painter Elanor Colburn (1866—1939). This well-attended, successful event took place in the Laguna Art Museum's main gallery with the painting as a backdrop."
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Laguna Food Pantry
Laguna Beach Community Foundation grant funds were used for the addition of meat and dairy products to the pantry. Laguna Food Pantry anticipates serving over 23,000 shoppers in 2013 who might otherwise have been unable to acquire healthy foods. Patrons are delighted to add milk, eggs, and meats to their shopping bags.
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Laguna Ocean Foundation
Laguna Beach Community Foundation grant funds provided 67 additional education hours to the existing tidepool interpretive program at crescent bay. Laguna Ocean Foundation’s Tidepool Interpretive Programs aim to educate the public about Laguna’s fragile intertidal ecosystems so that negative impacts to these resources are minimized. Since 2006, the Laguna Ocean Foundation Educators have provided educational opportunities to 500,000 visitors at various tidepooling areas throughout Laguna Beach.
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Laguna Outreach for Community Arts
Photo by Lorraine Passero - TLC kids having fun with fish kites
Laguna Beach Community Foundation grant funds were used to provide free art workshops as part of a bi-weekly art program for kids K - 5th grades who attended the TLC Branch of the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Students were introduced to a creative new art medium at each session including botanical printmaking and making tote bags utilizing recycled fabrics. Participants worked with paper construction and collage and took home finished earth bags, paper flowers, and fish kites which the kids flew in the park. The LOCA Art Club was constantly filled to capacity and was a tremendous success.
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No Square Theatre
With the Laguna Beach Community Foundation grant, No Square Theatre obtained cable, chain, counter-weight, and two pieces of aluminum truss, which now hang on either side of the stage, providing side light for all productions. The first to show to use the new lighting was “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.”, which played to three sold-out and delighted crowds. This show was part of the company’s Square Roots youth education program with kids in the show ages 5 to 12.
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Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Laguna Beach Community Foundation grant funds were used to support the animal care rehabilitation program for seals and sea lions, and the education program that educates thousands of students each year about the harmful effects of pollution and trash on the ocean environment.
Pacific Marine Mammal Center has the responsibility for the rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals on California’s coastline for Orange and Los Angeles Counties.
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center releases healthy marine mammals back to their natural habitat while preserving species diversity and increasing public awareness of the marine environment through education and research.
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SEEDS Arts and Education
With the Laguna Beach Community Foundation grant, SEEDS Arts and Education provided the community with a free workshop series called "Growing Healthy Kids." This workshop series was created to address the issue of preventing childhood obesity by helping parents educate their children on the link between dietary habits and health through parent-child team learning. The “Growing Healthy Kids” Series included: the Build My Own Garden Workshop, Menu Planning Workshop,
and Seasonal Cooking Workshop.
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The Laguna Playhouse
Laguna Beach Community Foundation grant funds were used “to improve outreach to increase support for programs.” The Laguna Playhouse broadened their scope of performing arts, education, audience participation and support through collaborations and outreach to 13 South County cities.
The Laguna Playhouse used the grant to build staff capacity to aid member recruitment, coordinate activities and provide administrative support for the volunteer support groups: Playhouse Women, The Players Club and The Youth Theatre Advisory Council.
The grant also enabled The Laguna Playhouse to provide dates for other Laguna Beach nonprofit art organizations to use the Moulton Theater. The Laguna Playhouse charges a nominal fee for rental and box office services to these nonprofit groups and the nonprofits receive all revenues from tickets for their performances. Performing arts groups who have used the Moulton Theater venue include the Laguna Beach Music Festival, Laguna Beach Live!, the Laguna Dance Festival and the Laguna Beach Community Band.
The Laguna Playhouse new Auxiliary Volunteer Corps setting up the Silent Auction for the Surf Gala
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My Hero Project
Laguna Beach Community Foundation grant funds support the My Hero Media Arts Mentoring Program, which offered to Thurston Middle School, Laguna Beach High School, Anneliese’s School, The Boys and Girls Club and local non-profits. Grant funds were used to purchase equipment for the program including a computer, microphone and a camera. Students are mentored in the use of video cameras, conducting interviews, recording sound and editing montages. Students at The Boys and Girls Club used their new skills to create a short film titled “The Boys and Girls Club is My Hero!” MY HERO is mentoring Andy Alison, a Laguna resident and local historian, on a production about the Laguna Lifeguards and a film about his grandfather. My Hero worked with Doug Miller and Sasha Evans to write and record a musical tribute to James Dilley, founder of the Laguna Greenbelt. The music video promotes the legacy of our local hero, James Dilley.
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