We asked members of the community how their organizations help the community. We’ve shared some of the responses below.

Theo | Healing Artist, Singer/Song-writer, Reiki Master, Photographer

When people ask me what line of business I’m in, it can be a bit tricky to answer because I’ve had the opportunity to experience many, but the one constant that shows up in every job I take is my ENERGY. I guess you could say that I’m in the business of HIGH VIBRATIONS! When I wake up in the morning until I close my eyes at night and even when I’m asleep astral traveling. That is the business I have here on Earth and probably why I’ve had so many jobs lol. Read more>>

Christen Nino De Guzman | Content creator

I’ve spent my entire career working with content creators of all sizes from one thousand followers to millions. I’ve been involved in hundreds of sponsored campaigns with the world’s largest brands and on almost every single campaign, I saw extreme pay disparity. Many creators that I’ve worked with don’t understand how to price themselves and as a result I would see brands pay some creators 10x more than others. After seeing this issue go unsolved year after year, I decided to create my own solution. Read more>>

Natalie Robles | Baker

Before working in the kitchen full-time, I was working at a Los Angeles nonprofit, so when I decided to start my own small business, I was determined for it to somehow be connected to the community. The pandemic presented some unique opportunities for me to be able to achieve this goal – the smallest, yet most impactful silver lining (for me, at least). One of my dear friends, Karina, and I participated in the Bakers Against Racism bake sale in the summer of 2020. Read more>>

Andres Sanchez | Poet, Author, Advocate, Teacher

Poetry has been a way to connect with community. I have met a lot of folks that are all on their writing journey and I enjoy the creativity and the diverse subjects that people find important to write about. My writing hits many intersectionalities and I talk about identifying as a trangender person, but I also talk about mental health, my migration to the U.S. and how all of these things affect my relationship to people whether romantic, familial, or platonic connections. Read more>>

Cora Ramirez-Vasquez | Co-owner Gallery Azul and Psychotherapist

Gallery Azul provides opportunities to emerging, working, artists of various cultural backgrounds. We mindfully create group art exhibitions that emphasize sociocultural issues. We believe, that as artists, we have the power and an obligation to bring awareness, promote discussion and critical thinking about the various sociocultural issues that impact us all. In doing this we hope to cause a ripple effect in our community and hopefully the world. Read more>>