Events

Education and Training Center Grand Re-Opening

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Please join MEND staff, donors and overall supporters in celebrating the re-opening of the Education and Training Center.

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Time: 4PM – 6PM

Where: MEND Education and Training Center

13460 Van Nuys Blvd.

Pacoima, CA 91331

 


8th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference

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Please join us for the eighth annual MENDing Poverty Conference on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The conference theme is a timely one: “Income Inequality: Challenges and Opportunities for the Nonprofit Sector.”  The conference brings together nonprofit executives, funders and community leaders from throughout Los Angeles – to network and hear great speakers focused on improving services for people living in poverty.

Opening keynote speaker will be Robert Kleinhenz, PhD, Chief Economist for the LA County Economic Development Corporation.

Wendy Garen, President and CEO of The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, will deliver an opening welcome.

The luncheon keynote speaker will be Adam Gamoran, PhD, President of the W.T. Grant Foundation—a funder of NPR, and a national leader in supporting research on income inequality.

This year’s event will include concurrent workshops, each with an outstanding panel of speakers, on three key issues:

  • Income Inequality and Health
  • LA:RISE – Fresh, Integrated Approach to Workforce Development
  • Job Training Policy and Inequality Among the Working Poor

Registration fee, including breakfast and lunch, is $89 through June 7 and $109 thereafter.

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

Download the 2015 Poverty Conference registration form.

For speakers and VIP guests, download the payment instructions here.


Be a Star at MEND’s 5th Annual Gala of Glitz, Glamour & Giving

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Is watching the Academy Awards at home a little too dull for you? Are you looking for a way to help support MEND, the 2012 California’s nonprofit of the year? Then do both by joining us at a very special celebration of the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony at MEND’s 5th Annual Gala of Glitz, Glamour & Giving.

On Sunday, February 22, 2015, you are invited to take part with other MEND supporters in a special viewing of the ABC 7 broadcast of the Academy Awards at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood. Proceeds from the event benefit MEND, which at last year’s viewing party raised over $250,000.

_99A7663As MEND’s guest, you’ll have a chance to experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood as you and your guests walk the red carpet into the beautiful Globe Theatre. Once inside, you’ll be able to cast your own awards ballot, enjoy spectacular hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, take part in live and silent auctions, and dine with MEND friends while watching the awards ceremony on four giant screens surrounding the ballroom. And unlike at home, during commercial breaks in the broadcast, you’ll be entertained by a celebrity emcee.

MEND’s annual awards viewing event drew over 350 attendees from near and far in 2013. As photographs from last year’s event attest, it was a memorable night for those who attended. Tickets are expected to sell out fast for this month’s gala. Read more about the event or call MEND’s 5th Annual Gala of Glitz, Glamour and Giving phone line at (747) 224-6986 for more information. Ready to buy your tickets? Purchase online now.

Our silent and live auction items are now LIVE. Start your bid here.

Sponsors: Contact Tarry Kang at (818) 686-7320 or sponsorships@mendpoverty.org to learn about exciting sponsorship opportunities.

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7th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference

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Please join us for the seventh annual MENDing Poverty Conference on Wednesday, June 18, 2014  8 am – 2 pm.  The conference theme is a timely one: “Hungry for Good Food.”   MENDing Poverty brings together nonprofit executives, funders and community leaders from throughout Los Angeles – to network and hear great speakers focused on improving services for people living in poverty.

Opening keynote speaker will be Joel Berg, Executive Director, New York City Coalition Against Hunger.

Fred Ali, President and CEO of the Weingart Foundation, will deliver an opening welcome.

The luncheon keynote speaker will be Evan Kleiman, Restaurateur and host of KCRW’s “Good Food.”

This year’s event will include concurrent workshops, each with an outstanding panel of speakers, on three key hunger and nutrition issues:

* Food and Community: Gardening as a Catalyst for Social Change

* Making It Easier to Eat Healthy

* Enhancing Nutrition and Reducing Hunger Through Advocacy

Registration fee, including breakfast and lunch, is $89 through June 7 and $109 thereafter.

Click here to register today.


Bi-Annual Baby Shower

Join us  for lunch, raffles, games, and prizes as MEND hosts its Bi Annual Baby Shower on Wednesday February 26,2014. If you are expecting or if you know someone that is expecting, stop by the reception desk to pick up a registration form.

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Click on the flyer for more information: Baby Shower Flyer