Since 2004, LACI has had the honor of working with over 100 non-profit organizations and small businesses in Los Angeles to achieve their goals. The following is a sampling of past clients:

Fall 2013 Clients

For the Fall 2013 semester, LACI was privileged to have worked with 11 nonprofit organizations and small businesses that are making a significant impact in the Los Angeles community.

Beat the Streets Los Angeles cultivates youth development in underserved communities through quality wrestling programs. Through its 60 programs with over 1200 participants, they strive to emphasize values of excellence, respect, teamwork, leadership, integrity, and perseverance.

Community Health Councils is a non-profit, community-based health education and policy organization that promotes social justice and achieves equality in community & environmental resources for improved health outcomes of underserved populations. They have four policy areas: access and quality of healthcare, environmental health, expansion and quality of healthcare coverage, and nutrition resource development.

Getting Out by Going In (GOGI) is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing positive decision making tools to prisoners. These tools were designed by prisoners for other prisoners. They hope to present more than all 2.3 million men, women, and children with the opportunity to learn the GOGI tools for position decision-making.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles builds and renovates homes in partnership with people everywhere with a goal of eliminating substandard housing by making decent, affordable housing a matter of conscience action in our communities.

The LA Mission provides long-term rehabilitation services for men and women; they help them fight their addictions, complete their education and acquire job skills for a productive life off the streets. All this is done with a strong faith-based emphasis, which they believe is a solid foundation for growth and restoration.

L.B. Cool Treats is a retail ice cream business that specializes in the resale of premium ice cream. Their mission is to educate and serve people in a warm and inviting atmosphere while highlighting southern culture and hospitality. Theyexclusively sell Blue Bell ice cream, a brand primarily sold in Southern states.

Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN) is a community development laboratory that designs and implements projects to help people in urban areas live better lives. Recognizing the importance of a multi-disciplinary perspective, LURN brings together professionals from various fields and backgrounds to solve chronic urban problems around job creation, housing, and urban development.

The USC Marshall School of Business Office of Student Services (International Business Program) develops andcoordinates global business programs for undergraduate students in order to supplement classroom business training.

Shark Wheel is the world’s only non-circular wheel that has competitive advantages over the traditional wheel. As a resident portfolio company at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, they are dedicated to bringing functional innovation and design inspiration to the masses.

Shelter Hope Pet Shop operates a humane pet store that provides a fun, friendly place where visitors and volunteers can meet and interact with animals needing adoption. This model allows individuals and families who might otherwise be unwilling to visit a shelter to adopt an animal.

ThrdPlace strives to connect the needs of a community with available resources. As a web and mobile application designed by a group of urban designers, cause marketers, and software managers, they help their clients identify a cause to promote with their consumers.

Spring 2013 Clients

The Avenue 50 Studio is a center for cultural activities whose main function is to exhibit the work of multicultural artists, with an emphasis on the Latino community. The organization seeks to link diverse cultures though artistic expressions, using art to stimulate intercultural understanding.

Cardborigami’s mission is to provide temporary, transitional shelter and connections to social services to help get people off the streets. The organization’s vision is to bridge the gap between design and humanity by attracting attention to social issues such as homelessness through design.

City TV is the governmental/community channel for the City of Santa Monica. They aim to provide quality, local programming of interest to the Santa Monica community that helps to inform, educate and entertain, while promoting involvement in the local community and creating community pride.

The Dan Eldon Project is a collection of men’s and women’s clothing inspired by the life of artist, photographer, and creative activist Dan Eldon, whose life was cut short while on assignment for Reuters in Somalia. Proceeds benefit the Creative Visions Foundation.

Isidore Electronics Recycling strives to make recycling electronics easy and accessible while creating employment opportunities for people exiting California’s broken correctional system. Isidore hires previously incarcerated people, primarily young men of color, for training and employment.
The Los AnFor the Spring 2013 semester, LACI was privileged to have worked with 11 nonprofit organizations and small businesses that are making a significant impact in the Los Angeles community.

The Los Angeles River Revitalization Corp. aims to improve people’s lives by carrying out sustainable real estate projects, advocacy for river-friendly policy, and programs for community benefit. Their work focuses on an 11-mile stretch of the LA River in Northeast Los Angeles that runs from Griffith Park to the heart of Downtown LA.

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) challenges NFL players to be lifelong learners while pursing continuous improvement in family relations, social interactions, personal growth & career development during and beyond their careers as NFL players.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) is a multi-faceted organization of research, conservation, education, and horticulture in Claremont, California. They maintain an extensive living collection of tens of thousands of native plans, which makes RSABG the largest ex situ conservation effort for California native plants.

RowLA combines intensive rowing activities, academic tutoring, and college counseling all into one. It offers these services to girls from underserved communities in the LA area to encourage them to become student-athletes confident in their abilities to make wise choices for themselves.

Streetcraft L.A. is a non-profit social venture that takes an innovative approach to youth unemployment. Rather than providing education and training to help young people get jobs, they empower them to create their own jobs and become creative entrepreneurs.

Woodcraft Rangers is a non-profit youth organization serving the Greater Los Angeles area for the past 90 years. Woodcraft Rangers helps children and youth become happy, productive adults able to make good decisions through after-school programs such as camping, youth groups and other activities.

Fall 2012 Clients

For the Fall 2012 semester, LACI was privileged to be working with 14 nonprofit organizations and small businesses that are making a significant impact in the Los Angeles community.

Arts High Foundations
The Arts High Foundation incorporated in 1984 to “promote the arts and the advancement of young artists by raising and distributing funds for the etsablishment and operation of a public arts high school in LA.” Following its founding mission and with a keen eye towards its future promise, the foundation remains committed to advancing arts education in the community by continuing to be the private funding partner for the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.

Attagirl, Inc. is an organization dedicated to serving womena nd girls in need who have survived life-changing traumas. The organization’s skills, strength, and beauty workshops provide invaluable lessons on inner and outer beauty and strength.

Benson Backpacks 
Benson Backpacks sells backpacks where $10 from each purchase goes directly to supporting kids in Tanzania to ensure they receive the education that they deserve.

Cabbage Patch
Cabbage Patch’s vision is to createa local place where people can enjoy high quality, homestyle cooking at an affordable price. The restaurant follows a farm-to-table philosophy, emphasizing the use of organic, all natural, and locally sourced products.

Community Services Unlimited
Community Services Unlimited Inc. is a community-based organization established in 1977 and headquartered in Central LA. CSU works to build community health and self-reliance through food system projects that include urban farming, nutrition/agriculture education, youth training/leadership development, and economic development.

Doris Topsy-Elvord Academy (Multi-Enterprise School)
The goal and mission of DTEA is to provide students with a rigorous, standards-based college preparatory program while preparing them to successfully learn, excel in school and prepare for life educationally, technologically, economically, and sociologically.

Imagine LA
Imagine LA empowers families to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency by providing a mentorship program in which homeless families are matched with volunteer teams from local faith communities of all demoninations.

Joyful Foundation
The Joyful Child Foundation – In Memory of Samantha Runnion is dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse and abduction through programs that unite and uplift communities. Although inspired by tragedy, the Joyful Child Foundation transforms grief into compassionate action that builsd and uplifts communities for the benefit of all children.

Kogi BBQ Truck
An icon of LA street food, Koqi BBQ is a Korean-taco-truck-that-could which in a few short months has become a roving symbol of rebellion, independence and belief that excellent food can be had on a dime budget.

LA’s Best
The mission of LA’s BESt is to provide a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation programs for elementary school children ages 5 to 12 in the City of Los Angeles. All children need a safe place to be after school with caring, responsible adults and engaging activities that connect each child to his/her school, family and community.

Let’s Give Them a Shot
Let’s Give Them a Shot was created by Coach Derek Locklear in 2004 to offer organized sports instruction to kids in at-risk areas in Los Angeles, who could not afford to participate in his Coach Derek Inc. (CDI) programs. LGTS is focused on teaching underprivileged children fundamental sports instruction as a means to positively influence their life.

People Who Care Youth Center
People Who Care Youth Center is a haven in the midst of a hectic and often violent and chaotic urban environment. Its mission since 1974 is to help reduce the abuse and neglect of children, reduce violence, keep families intact, and help families gain an improved quality of life.

reDiscover Center
reDiscover promotes resource conversation, creativity and community engagement through material reuse. They recycle everdaydiscards donated by business and give them new purpose as hands-on learning materials through progarms at their center in Culver City and in schools and the community.

United States Green Building Council – LA
The USGBC-LA is a high-performing nonprofit organization incorporated in 2002 with the mission of promoting sustainability in LA county’s built environment by delivering access to knowledge, resources, recognition and networking. The USGBC is the nation’s foremost environmental coalition and innovator of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) sustainability assessment system, working to promote buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible and healthy places to live and work.


Other previous clients include:

1000 Petaled Strokes
A Better L.A.
A New Way of Life
African Marketplace
African Millennium Foundation
American Friends Service Committee
Amigos de los Rios
Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services
Arctic Hotspot
The Arnold C. Yoder Survivor Foundation
Blind Start of America
Blue Penguin
Bo J.C. Jewelry
The Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce
Boys & Girls Club of East LA
Brave One Entertainment
Breathe LA
The Bresee Foundation
The Brotherhood Crusade
Career Elementary
Carmela Ice Cream
Community Development Technologies Center
Community Lawyers
Center for Lifelong Learners
CMD Electrical
Community Lawyers
Crown Jewel Club
Delilah Bakery
Dig 4 Kids
Downtown Farmers Market
Dynamite Network Solutions
Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles
Esperanza Community Housing Corp.
Fidelity Printing
Flamenco LA
Foundation for Second Chances
FSS Project Tech
Girls Club
Gorilla Life
Hollywood Pal
Inquilinos Unidos
Inspiration Project
Inspiring DIVAs
Jobstarts, Inc.
Kiss My Bundt
Komen for the Cure
LA Boost
LA Mission
LA Neighborhood Housing Services
LA Net
Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute
Los Angeles Preparatory and Performing Arts Center
Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival
Living Advantage, Inc.
Making Computers Simple for Everyone
Medifam of California
Merced County and City of Atwater, CA
Mitzi Baker, Inc.
Moore 4 More Tutoring Services
Most Valuable Majors, LLC
Mt. Washington Preschool and Childcare
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
National Institute of Community Enlightenment
Neighbors Acting Together Helping All
New Economics for Women: Arroyo Vista
New Economics for Women: Connect
NEXUS Forums
Open Paths
Origami Vinyl
Our Daily Bread
PACE Business Development Center
The Pasadena Birthing Project
Paul Robeson Community Center
Personal Care Technology
Petal Pushers
Positive Television
Primas De La Vina
Project: Possibility
Raw Cane Juice
Reading to Kids
The Safety Girls
Sands of Silence
Speakers Ecetera
Southern Girl Desserts
Strategic Actions for a Just Economy
Susuli Limited
The Club Mix
The Community Artists’ Guild, Inc.
Theatre of Hearts
Union Station Homeless
USC Community Education Academy
The USC School for Early Childhood Education
Wayuu Taya Foundation