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New skills for a better job

Losing a job can be a frightening, confusing experience. But MEND’s classes, taught by volunteer teachers, can provide out-of-work adults with skills to help qualify them for good jobs, giving them a positive new direction. David Kitchen, 55, found himself … Continue reading


Support MEND and win a trip to Hawaii! 

Support MEND’s mission by participating in our annual raffle drawing. The drawing will take place at MEND’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner on April 29, 2017. Raffle Drawing First Prize:A PLEASANT HOLIDAY VACATION FOR 2 TO MAUI*. Includes a round trip air … Continue reading


10th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference

Please join us for our 10th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 8AM to 2PM. This conference will feature as opening speakers three generations of the family of philanthropist and legendary entertainer Lawrence Welk – his … Continue reading

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2017 Annual Volunteer Recognition Party

You are invited to celebrate MEND’s dedicated volunteers at our Annual Recognition Dinner. This year’s theme, “MEND’s Got Talent” will feature entertainment from MEND’s talented staff and a few volunteers. We can’t wait to see you there! When: April 29, … Continue reading

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Serving her community – An AmeriCorps VISTA story

Jackey Arriaga describes herself as having “a heart for serving and volunteering.” After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, Jackey decided to do a year of service year as an AmeriCorps Member with City Year Los Angeles in … Continue reading