Message from our President
It is with great pride and joy that we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our organization, Chica. Over the past decade, we have been committed to serving our community and making a positive impact on the lives of those around us.
In addition, we are proud to have adopted 45 families, providing them with the support they needed during times of hardship, and donated over 1,000 books to local schools and libraries. Our goal has always been to empower and inspire those around us to reach their full potential, and we believe that our efforts have made a real and lasting difference in the lives of those we serve.
None of this would have been possible without the dedication and support of our amazing volunteers and community partners. To all of you who have contributed your time, resources, and talents to our cause, we want to say a heartfelt thank you. Your generosity and commitment to our mission have enabled us to achieve so much over the past 10 years, and we look forward to continuing this journey together.
As we reflect on the past decade of service, we are energized and excited about the future. With your continued support, we know that we can accomplish even more in the years ahead. Here's to another decade of making a di
Chics Helping Inner City Adolescents ( CHICA) was founded by Toiyea Shaw, a Retail Manager and Community Organizer, in October 2014. As a struggling inner city adolescent, Toiyea saw first hand the need to improve the programs and resources available to the youth. She always wanted to give back and provide resources for children like herself. CHICA focuses on the disenfranchised youth in the inner cities of Los Angeles County.Our Mission is to prepare the youth for the coming challenges in life by teaching them to become leaders and successful members of society.
Our vision is to cultivate a generation of inner-city youth, with essential life skills and knowledge to ensure the success of the future.
CHICA provides mentorships health workshops and tutoring programs to help students navigate through the college experience and real world problems. To date CHICA has a fed over 2500 people, hosted a college preparedness workshop collaboration with Compton Girls Club, and provided over 50 families with basic necessities, including school supplies.