The Saving the West Foundation is a 501 c3 non-profit that believes many of the challenges facing urban America are also faced by rural America and, thus, seeks to bridge the urban and rural divide.
The Saving The West Foundation (STWF) is dedicated to improving the lives of children and communities in both rural and urban areas through programs that build values, develop character, create opportunities and promote positive attitudes.
Our first initiative was the establishment of an educational center in the under-served Crenshaw community of Los Angeles, which provides tutoring to children ages 8 through 18. In addition to 1-on-1 Tutoring, the Homework Club and specialized courses offered throughout the school year, the STWF education center offers a summer camp with an emphasis on learning where our vital natural resources such as food and water come from. Summer programs also include academic boot camps, classes in standardized test preparation, and coding classes.
Because LA County is home to the largest population of foster children in the United States, STWF developed a Work Force Development Initiative for at risk youth in the foster system. Our program prepares foster students for the workforce through job training, networking and interview training and placement in paid internships. We collaborate with strategic partners such as LADWP and the LaKreutz Innovations Campus.
Future plans include the establishment of Educational Center campuses in rural areas, through which we will expand our strategic partnerships and give urban students access to rural settings, professions and outdoor opportunities.
Our affiliated Saving the West website delivers relevant news on environmental issues every day. Together, these work to accomplish our mission.