Beach City Baseball Special Needs
The purpose of this program is to provide free baseball
lessons to children of all ages with special needs.
This joint community service program is open to the
public and consists of a free series of one-on-one
30-minute batting sessions to any child with a special
need in the community. The goal of these sessions is
not only to teach the child how to hit a baseball,
using focused repetition on the baseball T and coach
pitch techniques, but also to build confidence
and have fun.
El Segundo Ed Foundation/Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Program
Project Lead the Way was created to give students the
opportunity to become engaged in science by
investigating, examining and solving medical
challenges and is designed to prepare students to
be the most innovative and productive leaders in
science, technology and medicine, and to make
meaningful, pioneering contributions to our world.
Students at El Segundo High School will be introduced
to the medical pathway in 9th grade and will continue
the program through the 12th grade, preparing them
to successfully complete baccalaureate and
advanced medical programs.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los AngelesEach year Dr. Murad offers educational scholarships
to those pursuing careers in healthcare.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles works to
help children in need reach their potential through
professionally supported, one–to–one mentoring
relationships that strengthen the social,emotional,
cognitive and behavioral competencies of children
living in poverty; improve the children's commitment
to school and to academic achievement; improve the
children's understanding of healthy standards of
behavior; improve each child's resilience, self–efficacy
and sense of the future; and strengthen each child's
sense of self–worth.
International SPA Association
industry by supporting the ISPA Endowment Fund.
The ISPA Endowment fund was created to provide
a permanent resource for the growth and sustainability
of the spa industry, focusing primarily on education and research.
SOS MentorSOSMentor’s mission is to educate, motivate and empower youth of all ages to make healthy eating choices, live an active lifestyle, and become health advocates in their communities. Programs for building the next generation of healthy, active members of society include school-based mentoring, nutrition and physical education and leadership training.
Murad After-School ProgramMurad supports education in the South Bay area
through the Murad After-School Program at The
Jewish Community Center–Chabad of Beach
Cities in Redondo Beach.
This enriched, supervised after-school program is
available every day after school and is open to all
children, kindergarten through sixth grade, in the
South Bay, California area. Buses pick children
up from schools in Torrance, Manhattan Beach,
Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, and bring
them to The Jewish Community Center–Chabad
of Beach Cities in Redondo Beach. A broad
spectrum of extracurricular activities including
computer learning, arts, crafts, music, dance,
team sports and games are offered, but only after
homework is completed. There is tuition, but
space permitting, no child is turned down. Those
unable to afford The Murad After–School
Program, as determined by the program director,
will receive tuition assistance per the
Vista Del Mar Childcare CenterFor nearly 3 decades, Dr. Murad has supported
Vista Del Mar providing free medical care to
children of all ages.
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services is
dedicated to the well-being and care of children
and families in Southern California who suffer the
emotional, physical, psychological and social
consequences of abuse, neglect and
Heal the Bay AquariumThe Murad aquarium tank provides a hands on
learning experience for children of all ages.
The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium (SMPA) is a
marine science aquarium offering school groups,
families and visitors a unique view into the ocean
world just outside its doors and is home to
dozens of species of marine animals and plants.
Grades of GreenGrades of Green is an environmental education nonprofit
that inspires and empowers kids and the broader school
community to care for the environment. Through its
website, gradesofgreen.org, its Youth Corps programs
and school grants, Grades of Green is starting a green
school movement that in just a few years has already
inspired nearly 140,000 students to take steps toward
environmental, awareness, responsibility and advocacy.
Students Run LAThe mission of Students Run LA is to use
the ASICS LA Marathon as the context for providing
at-risk secondary students with an opportunity to
experience the benefits of goal-setting, character
development, adult mentoring and improved health.
Participating students are offered a truly life-changing
experience: training and running in a world
El Segundo High SchoolThe Biomedical Sciences Pathway was created to give
students the opportunity to become engaged in science
by investigating, examining and solving medical
challenges and is designed to prepare students to
be the most innovative and productive leaders in science,
technology and medicine, and to make meaningful,
pioneering contributions to our world. Students will be
introduced to the medical pathway in 9th grade
and will continue the program through the 12th grade,
preparing them to successfully complete baccalaureate
and advanced medical programs. Approximately 250
students will be enrolled in the program.
Biomedical Sciences Pathway, which will launch during
the 2012-2013 school year, is a sequence of four
courses to be taken in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th
grades with the curriculum increasing in rigor and
intensity each year, building upon the previous
knowledge and skills acquired. Students will learn
the concepts of human medicine and bioinformatics
through hands-on, real-world problem solving
activities such as dissecting. The curriculum also
challenges students to explore prevention, diagnosis
and treatment of disease.
Jewish Family Service of Los AngelesJewish Family Service of Los Angeles is an extended family of compassionate social services that enriches the community and improves the lives of countless men, women and children of all religions, ethnicities and ages. For 160 years, JFS has counseled families, fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless and protected the vulnerable. As Los Angeles’ oldest and most dynamic charitable organization, JFS is a trusted source of care and support, meeting the diverse and changing needs of a diverse and changing city.
Access BooksAccess Books provides quality, high-interest books to school, classroom and community libraries in the greater Southern California area.
Friendship CircleThe Friendship Circle exists to bring happiness
and companionship to children and young adults
with special needs by celebrating their uniqueness
and individuality; to create renewed strength,
comfort and peace of mind to the families of these
special individuals; to foster the values of altruism,
compassion and acceptance among student
volunteers and to heighten community awareness,
sensitivity and encourage a sense of responsibility
and involvement. It is our belief that every person is
precious and capable of love, connection and
Exceptional Children’s Foundation/Kayne Eras CenterECF’s mission is to provide the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning and emotional disabilities - empowering them to reach their greatest potential.
Boys and Girls Club of Santa MonicaThe mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, responsible and productive citizens.
Sandpipers PhilanthropySandpipers is a 100% volunteer organization
dedicated to serving the needs of the South Bay
community through charitable and philanthropic
Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)HOLA provides underserved youth with exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities.