This October, the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Task Force will host its 17th Annual Young Hollywood Party (YHP). The event will bring together celebrities and professionals from across the entertainment and sports industries to help raise money to support Communities In Schools of Los Angeles (CISLA).
The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through school-based coordinators, CIS connects students and their families to critical community resources tailored to local needs. Working in nearly 2,400 schools in some of the most challenged communities nationwide, CIS has become the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, and the only one proven to increase graduation rates and decrease dropout rates.
CISLA provides services to 11,000 at-risk students at nine traditional public schools throughout LA: Mendez Learning Center, Hollenbeck Middle School, John Liechty Middle School, Mark Twain Middle School, Daniel Webster Middle School, Clinton Middle School, Santee Education Complex, Manual Arts High School, and Hamilton High School.
Founded in 2002, the Task Force grew out of the desire of the agency’s staff to make a difference. Each year, the Task Force gives time and money to support multiple causes and organizes benefits in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and London. These benefits not only raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, but also aim to introduce staff across the entertainment industry to the world of philanthropy.