The Harry Barovksy Memorial Youth Commission, created in 1999 by the Malibu City Council, was developed to provide young people in the community with a platform to make recommendations to the council on matters concerning the city's programs and projects that are structured to serve them and their families.
When it comes to emergency medical care, Malibu Urgent Care Center serves as the sole location to receive treatment from Oxnard to Santa Monica. Established in 2001 after the former urgent care center went bankrupt, the local medical center owes its existence to dedicated community members.
Women’s Economic Ventures—also known as WEV—is a nonprofit organization, serving Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, which provides business training, consulting and loans to help entrepreneurs start, grow and thrive in business.
Putting an educational spin on the farm to-table model, Marquez Charter School’s Edible Garden program offers a garden-to-classroom experience for Pacific Palisades elementary school students. The current edible garden has its roots in Marie Steckmest, a UCCE Master Gardener, whose mission within the “community (is) to encourage edible gardening (enhance school gardens) and especially encourage young gardeners,” as she writes…
“Live Big, Love Big” aptly describes the philosophy of BIG Heart Ranch in Malibu, where Co-founder and President Suzi Landolphi and a talented team of mostly volunteer facilitators lead evidence-based, progressive, inclusive and life-affirming experiences in nature with the help of a restorative herd of rescued farm animals.
In the wake of recent natural disasters in California, the Clinical Education Program at Pepperdine University School of Law launched the Disaster Relief Clinic, which provides pro bono legal services to those harmed by wildfires in Southern California in 2018.
When disasters like devastating wildfires strike in our community, an outpouring of support, relief and rescue efforts follows close behind. Such was the case during the recent wildfires that ravaged the local area last November. First responders from in and out of state, including sheriff’s offices, fire departments, police departments and paramedics, flooded in to ensure the safety and well-being…
Since 1973, Pacific Palisades Community Council volunteers have donated their time to ensure the best interests of their community. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides a forum to discuss community issues and advocates to government and private agencies on those issues where there is broad community agreement.
November, the month of Thanksgiving, is the perfect time to reflect on the many blessings in our lives and share our thanks by giving back to others. Whether volunteering our time or donating funds, contributing to the well-being of another yields rewards beyond measure. Here, we offer a handful of ideas for giving back to the community.