Most of the media often paints all businesses with a single stroke, but in our experience businesses are each unique and so many of them are focused on making the world a better place. We’ve highlighted a few such gems below.

Sarah Wells | Chief Marketing Officer of OurPath

Currently, my team and I are working to launch OurPath, a platform geared towards young professionals and soon-to-be professionals in Los Angeles. Cameron Abrams, Jaden Lyons, and I are all LA natives with firsthand experience of the struggles to find and prepare for professional opportunities in South LA, whether it is with or without a degree. OurPath is here for young professionals looking to break into the industry of their choice. We want to provide the building blocks to do just that for our users, no matter their experience level or educational background. Despite the talent and potential within our community, it remains underserved in many aspects, specifically because of educational and economic inequalities. Read more>>

Al Schulte | Physical Therapist Assistant, Pelvic Floor & Pilates Coach, ASMR Artist and Bellydancer

Combining my skills and life experiences, I concern myself with developing treatments for both marginalized groups and physical conditions that our culture often shames (such as Pelvic Floor and Sexual Dysfunction). I’m a longtime advocate for the LGBTQAI+ community within the arts and more recently within healthcare. Currently, I’m developing a podcast called Health Queery where I will query guests on physical, spiritual, mental, and sexual health & wellness in order to normalize what is often seen as taboo. (Follow @pelvicdancer on instagram for updates.). Read more>>

Tamarindo Podcast Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino | A Latinx empowerment podcast talking politics, culture, and well-being.

Our mission is to use laughter and conversation to inform, inspire and positively impact our community. We help the community by elevating key policy issues, like climate change and justice reform, and motivating listeners to be informed and engaged members of this Democracy. We also focus on well-being practices and self-love. We believe advocacy and self0love go hand-in-hand. We want our listeners to be well so they can be the best advocates for our community. We also work with employee resource groups to facilitate workshops on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read more>>

Ted Ross | Founder & Vintner

When we launched Hayseed and Housdon we committed our brand to raising awareness and funds for local nonprofit organizations that look after members of the community that we care about. We split the profits of every bottle of wine we sell 50/50 with organizations that care for our homeless community, veterans, individuals in abusive relationships, at-risk youth, working families that need occasional financial support but don’t qualify for government programs due to their immigration status and even our local animal shelter. Every type of wine we sell is dedicated to a specific nonprofit. The consumers we engage with appreciate the effort we make to support the community as well as the opportunity they have to support that effort through their purchases. The fact that our wines are delicious doesn’t hurt! Read more>>