This September, the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Task Force will host its 18th 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 2,900 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 12,800 at-risk students at thirteen traditional public schools throughout LA: Liechty Middle School, Hollenbeck Middle School, Mendez High School, 99th Street Elementary, Grape Street Elementary, Jordan High School, Markham Middle School, Hamilton High School, Daniel Webster Middle School, Mark Twain Middle School, 107th Street Elementary, Santee Educational Complex, and Clinton Middle 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.