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Jose Lopez, Yale-bound

Jose_Lopez_website.jpgWe are proud of every single student at Kid City-- from a student doggedly pursuing his diploma at community college, to those excelling at UCLA and UC Berkeley.  This year, Kid City has several students planning to enroll in private colleges, including Yale, Fordham, and Elizabethtown.

Jose Lopez comes from a family of five that has an annual income of less than $20,000. His mother is a homemaker and his father is a garment worker who gets paid by piece. They live in a 250 square foot room, with two bunk beds, a folding table, and one folding chair.  When Jose was little he visited his father at work and was impressed because his father sewed so fast. His father knew he could do better. 

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First performance of the year at Pasadena First!

TheJazzBand2013_300.jpgIMAGINE NO MALARIA PANCAKE DINNER:  When members of Kid Citys band, the Baked Potatoes, are not taking music lessons or jamming with their peers, they are performing at events. Last month the Baked Potatoes joined forces with the Imagine No Malaria campaign to fight against this deadly disease at Pasadena First United Methodist Church.

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4th Annual Splash of LA this Saturday August 9, 2014!

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Kids from Kid City Hope Place are busy this week getting ready to host Splash of LA, a fundraiser for Kid City. Splash of LA will have games and activities for the entire family to enjoy! Annual highlights include a photo booth, bouncy house, arts & crafts, childrens games and activities, delicious tacos and pupusas, raffle & prizes. New this year: tug-o-war, sponge bombs, a theater piece by Kid City's youngest participants, and a table where you can paint, draw, and write a letter to child refugees from Central America. Please join us!

Pay at the door ($5 per person includes performances, entrance, games and activities) or if you can't come but would like to support us, right here

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Kid City on the Red Carpet for "First Generation" Film

KC_1ST_gen_032614_crop.jpgThanks to "First Generation" filmmakers, Wells Fargo, and the Lumina Foundation for bringing their profound film to Los Angeles, inviting Kid City, and serving up popcorn and soda for everyone. The entire Kid City posse laughed, cried, and learned as the four students in the film portrayed their same hopes and fears.

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Urban Foundation celebrates its 30th year in Los Angeles

conference_crop.jpgIn 2014, the Urban Foundation is celebrating 30 years of supporting urban ministry and faith-based community building by raising funds for our future. In 30 years, the Urban Foundation has:

  • Given 1.7 million dollars to support Urban Ministry programs at Claremont School of Theology
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Welcome to the new Urban Foundation website

BLOGtest.jpgThank you for visiting the new Urban Foundation website, which was made possible by a generous donation from board member Marcus Tanimoto and his wife Eisanne.

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