YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities
The mission of the YAI Network is to create hope and opportunity for people with developmental and learning disabilities and their families.
We believe that every person, at every age and level of ability, has the potential for growth. We also believe that each individual is entitled to the same dignity, respect and opportunities as all other members of society.
To that end, we provide one of the nation’s most comprehensive networks of programs and services to assist people with disabilities in maximizing their potential. We pledge to maintain the highest level of excellence and sensitivity in all that we do. The YAI/NIPD Network is committed to the pursuit of excellence.
We are firmly committed to helping the people we serve to achieve their potential for independence, individuality, productivity and inclusion in their communities.
For more information, please visit http://www.yai.org/.
March of Dimes - March for Babies
It’s America’s favorite walking event! When you walk, you give hope to the families of babies born too soon or sick. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $1.8 billion to benefit all babies.
Embrace is a nonprofit organization rooted in the promotion of social and physical wellness programs that serve underprivileged communities in a variety of ways. Founded in 2000 by CEO Sean Sheppard, Embrace programs are designed to connect college student leaders to San Diego’s multi-cultural community in the areas of social and physical wellness through service learning and volunteerism. The organization is built on the philosophy that serving less fortunate members of civilian and veteran communities brings people together — irrespective of their race, religion or cultural upbringing.
Hales Franciscan High School
Hales Franciscan High School is an independent Catholic school dedicated to the Franciscan tradition of providing quality, value-centered education to predominantly African-American males to develop the academic, personal, moral, and social skills needed to be confident leaders in the community.
Hales was founded in 1962 by the Franciscans under the aegis of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Since 1992, Hales has been financially independent. Under the ownership and direction of a lay board of trustees and three priests from the Franciscan Order, the not-for-profit school continues to be a beacon of hope for young men of promise from families of every economic background, all of whom want their sons to become competent, well-educated leaders committed to social justice, personal excellence, and moral integrity. Hales has provided and must continue to provide leaders to an increasingly complex society.