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Street Symphony: Showing Up for Underserved Communities

Julie Ingram | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Julie Ingram

I recently had the opportunity to interview Vijay Gupta, the artistic director and founder of Street Symphony, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating live, free, on-site musical experiences of the highest artistic quality for people experiencing incarceration and homelessness in Los Angeles County.

New Skid Row Homeless Apartment Complex Has A Running Track And Art Studio

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact

A new apartment building opened in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, offering a community garden, library, running track, art room and exercise faciliti...

LA Homeless To Receive 'Survival' Packages

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 02.13.2014 | Los Angeles

Volunteers will fan out across Los Angeles this weekend to distribute duffel bags chockful of food and other necessities to 2,600 homeless men, women ...

PHOTOS: Misery And Hope In Skid Row

AP | JAE C. HONG | Posted 10.21.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles has been home for thousands of homeless people, a tenuous comfort zone for many w...

WATCH: LA Homeless Man Describes Seeing Pacific Palisades For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.30.2013 | Los Angeles

What does the Pacific Palisades look like through the eyes of a homeless person? For Amos, who lives in a tent in downtown LA, the wealthy community i...

WATCH: Kobe's New Web Series

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.14.2012 | Los Angeles

Around the corner from LA's Staple Center, where Lakers star Kobe Bryant is getting paid $27.8 million this year to make his moves on the court, Angel...

WATCH: LA's Homeless Belt Out To Karaoke

Posted 04.04.2012 | Los Angeles

This is where LA's homeless get a voice. The kind of voice you belt out from deep within you. It's karaoke in the heart of Skid Row, as KPCC's Mae ...

Local Business Helps Battle Unemployment, Poverty In LA

The Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 07.03.2011 | Los Angeles

According to the California Employment Development Department, the state's current unemployment rate is around 12%. One organization, Chrysalis, is fi...