Los Angeles Section, National Council of Jewish Women

aka NCJW|LA   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.ncjwla.org

Mission

The National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles (NCJW|LA), founded in 1909 has been serving the needs of Los Angeles for more than 100 years and continues to be a leading voice that turns progressive ideals into action. We have a long history of being adaptable and flexible to meet the evolving needs of women in our community. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for women, children, and families.

Ruling year info

1949

CEO

Marjorie Gilberg

President

Helen Davidov

Main address

543 N. Fairfax Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90036 USA

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EIN

95-1641433

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Mental Health & Supportive Services

Provides a volunteer quality psychotherapy a i low-to-no cost including psychotherapy to a diverse population of adults, children and families on a generous sliding scale. On-going weekly therapy is available with specialized training in mindfulness and self-compassion. Our trained Council TalkLine volunteers offer emotional support, resources, referrals and clothing vouchers to people struggling with various life challenges. Services are offered in English and Spanish. Other programs include our Adopt-a-Family, scholarship and masters level intern training.

Population(s) Served

Each day, NCJW|LA volunteers fan out across the city, running programs sponsored by Youth Educational Programs & Services Department. Over 100 volunteers provide programs serving over 4,500 children at 13 Title I Elementary Schools, community and transitional housing shelters across Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley and High School programs for teen moms. Imagine the difference you can make. Our Back 2 School Store provides new clothes, and backpacks to over 400 students each year.

Our programs include: Light up the Library, School and community-based afterschool tutoring and enrichment programs, Afterschool Homework Clubs, Book Give-aways, Art programs for Elementary Schools, Teen Mom Tutoring, Back 2 School Store

Population(s) Served

In recognition of the organization's commitment to addressing the social and economic realities facing women and their families, the NCJW|LA Scholarship Committee has awarded financial assistance to Los Angeles County residents for more than 20 years. Since its inception, it has provided more than $250,000 in grants that are focused on improving the quality of life through responsive social service programs distinguished by a vigorous commitment to self-sufficiency, education, and social responsibility.

The Scholarship Committee was created in 1987 as a vehicle for distributing funds to women and men who have shown initiative and courage in facing the obstacles in their lives. They have also made a commitment to higher education in order to achieve a better future for themselves and their families. Scholarships are awarded in two cycles annually according to strict guidelines and a comprehensive application process.

This year's courageous Scholarship recipients not only represent struggles, triumphs, challenges and successes, but also the dreams that we all share of reaching our goals and creating a better life for our children and families.

Population(s) Served

Help us help those among us who are far less fortunate. We - and in turn, they - depend on your generosity to Council Thrift Shops. As the key funding source and financial lifeline for NCJW/LA's wide-reaching programs and services, Council Thrift is central to our ability to serve those who need us most. In short, your donations of furniture, clothing, house wares, toys and books are not only put to good use by others who need them, the revenue generated by their sale directly serves thousands of women and children in need in our community. NCJW/LA Council Thrift Shops is able to give away more than 70,000 items to 5,000 needy individuals each year through the 20 social services agencies that partner with us at the NCJW/LA Annual Clothing Giveaway. NCJW/LA provides these same agencies, as well as its own clients, with free clothing vouchers that can be used by individuals who may be returning to the workforce or who need back-to-school clothing for their children.

Population(s) Served

Since 1909 NCJW/LA, a volunteer organization of advocates has developed generations of women leaders and advocates serving the non-profit and civic communities.
 NCJW|LA social justice programs provide education and legislative advocacy on issues that affect and impact women, children and families in the areas of children's rights, economic justice, healthcare, human trafficking, reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, and gender-related violence.

 NCJW/LA’s members will take action and give testimony to local, state and national legislators based on our own client data, as well as participation in coalitions, writing letters to legislators and educating the community on current social justice issues. 
This past year we started "The Talk Project" a program designed by teens for teens to address the issues of sexual assault.

Population(s) Served

Monthly programs throughout the greater Los Angeles Area providing a way for women to make a difference in their community through various projects.

Population(s) Served

Bringing together like-minded young professionals
who are passionate about social justice to engage in
volunteerism, advocacy, community-building, fundraising,
networking, and professional development. YPLC members
also help organize the annual Back 2 School Store.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Our strategies are achieved through grassroots direct service, educational and awareness programs that address issues that impact women, children and families.Our strategies include regular evaluation of programs and services, working with partners and coalitions to strengthen the work we do and making sure the organization is financially sound.

NCJW|Los Angeles's foundation for providing services and programs to the Los Angeles community since 1909. We regularly evaluate our programs and look for appropriate programs to fill in gaps of service needs in Los Angeles.

We work with partners and collaborate on many of our programs and services to provide the most in depth response to community needs.

We are financially sound which helps our ability to continue and maintain services and programs each year.

Financials

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Los Angeles Section, National Council of Jewish Women

Board of directors
as of 05/20/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Helen Davidov

none

Term: 2016 - 2019

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes