Derek Richardson

3651 S. La Brea Avenue, Suite 767

Los Angeles, California 90016

Telephone: 213-944-2028

Fax: 323-296-0467


Brother to Brother, Male by Choice, Many by Birth


Sponsor a student for coding course!

Quick Facts:


  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation
  • Founded November 25, 2005
  • 100% of raised funds go to individuals and private groups.
  • All services are free of charge!

 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


Fundraise or sponsor a child in 2 easy steps for our NEW 5 week Computer Programing Course taught by the University of Southern California (USC) instructors for $190! Select below today for details!  

Eclipse Workshop with Tim Dickinson &

Kenneth Gatewood and Students

Our yearly Olympiad is one of our most exciting events of the year at 54th Street Elementary School! Here we educate our kids about countries around the world meanwhile challenging themselves to push to their limit physically. To ensure this event is as successful as possible, we're looking for as many as 60 volunteers to assist as coaches, result keepers, and to assist us!

Letter From the Director,

Derek Richardson


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

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54th Street Elementary School Olympiad

Coming soon!

Performing Arts Program, performing the play: Freedom @ 6:00 p.m.

Academically, through our enrichment programs, we are able to reach every student at this school.  Our goal is to create an atmosphere that triggers an emotional interest in school where children want to thrive academically and socially.
Our students are growing because of the support they receive. We believe this quote to be true from:
 "It's relationships, not programs that change children.... Young people thrive when adults care about them on a one-to-one level, and when they have a sense of belonging to a caring community." -Bill Milliken, CISSA

-Derek and Stephanie Richardson