Telephone: (213) 944-2028

FAX: (323) 296-0467

Derek Richardson

3717 S. La Brea Avenue, Suite 767

Los Angeles, CA 90016

Derek Richardson

3717 S. La Brea Avenue, Suite 767

Los Angeles, California 90016

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Through academic and social enrichment programs for elementary students in underserved school communities of Los Angeles California, our program increases students academic and emotional interest in school.

The Why Can't We Make A Difference Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation founded on November 25th 2005. Our goal is to help individuals with unexpected crisis situations and to offer an interim safety net.  All of our services are free of charge, 100% of our giving budget is donated from individuals and private groups.  If you are interested in supporting our foundation’s efforts, please contact us.

 Our compassionate staff members are trained to help people through difficult challenges by offering charitable grants and providing referral services via other nonprofit organizations who offer various types of assistance.

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Why Can't We Make a Difference Foundation

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Letter From the Director,

Derek Richardson

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The Why Can’t We Make a Difference Foundation would like to thank all of our supporters who contributed to the development of our Prep Readiness Program at 54th Street Elementary School. We are proud to announce two of our fifth grade students. Miss Kayle Murray and Master Idris Enigbokan have been accepted and will be enrolling in the Advancement Vis Individual Determination program at Webster Middle School. The Advancement Via Individual Determination program creates a college-going culture for students enrolled in rigorous coursework who will enroll and succeed in higher education.

Our Prep Readiness program goal is to work with parents, students, and teachers to help prepare students to enroll in the top Los Angeles Unified School Districts (L.A.U.S.D), middle school programs, and Private Independent schools in Los Angeles.

Besides being exemplary students and a part of our Prep Readiness program, both Kayle and Idris are members of our 54th Street School enrichment program chess and performing arts clubs.

We are proud of these two students as they lay the path for other 54th Street Elementary students to follow. Congratulations Kayle and Idris.

-Derek and Stephanie Richardson