Murad Gives Back
Murad is committed to the health of our customers, our community, and our world. As a company, we give back to the community by supporting several organizations, including the ones listed below. And in 2011, we formed the Murad Family Foundation, with the mission of promoting Inclusive Health in education and action to help young people to lead healthier, happier and more connected lives.
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.
Each 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.
SOSMentor’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.
The Murad aquarium tank provides 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 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 LA
The 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 class marathon.
The 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 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 Books provides quality, high-interest books to school, classroom and community libraries in the greater Southern California area.
The 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 is a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to serving the needs of the South Bay community through charitable and philanthropic programs.
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.
The 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 friendship.
ECF’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.