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The Lev Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews 623

Nonprofit Issues:

Philanthropy

Address:

PO Box 3831 % Joubin Hanaie Beverly Hills CA 90212 USA

Mission:

The LEV Foundation is committed to impacting youth to lead productive, balanced lifestyles. The youth are at the core of LEV’s novel approach, which strives to elevate awareness and empower individuals with a mindset to promote vigilance and responsibility. The LEV foundation will achieve its promise through innovative educational programs, special events, and community services.

Results:

LEV is unique because of its diverse active membership and its approach to impacting the youth in the community, which includes youth led educational initiatives (“Youth-to-Parent” and “Youth-to-Youth” Education), and alternative transportation measures proactively aimed at reducing drunk driving in the greater Los Angeles area. LEV has created a joint youth-parent seminar series that aims at fostering better communication between parents and children regarding substance abuse, social and academic pressures, and similar issues facing the younger generation.  Moreover, through its THINKSMART program, LEV has partnered with local taxi companies to offer discounted taxi vouchers to minimize the cost of safe transportation. LEV is also working in association with national organizations, such as RADD (Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving) and the American Jewish Federation, in order to concurrently affect a fundamental shift towards promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It is through these partnerships, and through LEV’s regional THINKSMART campaign, that LEV is able to positively encourage bar and club patrons, restaurant consumers, and social guests to “THINKSMART” and plan ahead to make sure that friends do not drink and drive.  Through these unique programs and initiatives LEV addresses all these issues through every platform available; the classroom, the community as well as on the road.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Throught its Mentorship Program, Youoth-to-Parent and Youth-to-Youth initiatives, LEV High School Clubs, THINKSMART Taxi Voucher Program, LEV Lifestyle Survey and the LEV Men's and Women's Basketball leagues, LEV directly benefits over 5,000 individuals a year.

Geographic areas served:

Greater Los Angeles County

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

The LEV Foundation has brought awareness and has taken an active role in combating drunk driving in Los Angeles. Armed with a passionate volunteer base, the LEV Foundation strives to achieve its goals through transportation solutions, community outreach, and education.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the news across America. The free taxi voucher campaign promoted safe decisions.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate and dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save more lives and educate our youth on

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Role: Board Member
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

They've done an incredible job of rallying the troops of the young Jewish professional society to help raise awareness for a good cause. They stuck to their original guidelines and have worked hard to not get sidetracked from their initial goals of starting a program to prevent future tragic accidents like the one Danny was involved in. Put lots of time, and supererogatory efforts into this cause, and I am extremely proud to be associated with them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the Taxi campaign that was initiated just last month.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try and intertwine myself with more organizations and broaden its potential.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

it's a chance to grow and learn with other people, as you figure out how to cope with a tragedy.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely educated, smart, driven, and together for a sole purpose - to make a change.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide endless means of transportation for young people in Los Angeles, and hopefully spur a bigger campaign.

Ways to make it better...

we had met more often and had more structured goals to meet from the beginning.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

raising the funds necessary to keep its initiatives in full force.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I wish we had meetings more often, as there were countless topics which could've only been addressed via email, in which meeting in person would've made things exponentially simpler.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The Lev Foundation, in honor of Daniel D. Levian, has become an incredibly powerful force in our community in just a short while. This has been due in most part by a dedicated board, an incredibly supportive member base, and a willingness from other organizations to take part in collaborating efforts/events for the community. LEV recognizes that in order to successfully address the underlying issues facing our youth, a multi-faceted approach – incorporating education and community wide outreach – is necessary to achieve a positive impact. LEV’s three Core Campaigns are designed to complement one another to proactively raise our generation to a new level of responsible, productive, and balanced lifestyles. Just as Jewish law imparts the notion that “The world stands upon three pillar”; so too does LEV believe that each Core Campaign cannot succeed without the others. Daniel Levian, a loyal friend and spirit of the foundation, has been an inspiration to those who have put endless volunteer hours to do whatever it takes to keep Daniel's name alive. For more information on the accomplishments of the LEV Foundation, please visit http://www.thelevfoundation.org Jay Hana

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the areas of community programs and events, education and outreach, and transportation solutions.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

lol. how do i answer this one ?

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the impact on the community. The results have been nothing short of amazing and this is very evident through the emails, phone calls, and personal feedbacks we recieve from our members.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely passionate, dedicated staff who are willing to do whatever it takes to give a helping hand to LEV when needed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

impact the entire country in bringing an entirely new level of mentality to its people. focusing on living a more responsible and balanced lifestyle. As a result, many lives would be saved.

Ways to make it better...

we did not solely rely on private donations and had some financial support through the local government, and other charitable organizations via grants and other donations to help carry forth our new ideas and programs.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

creating the shift in mindset at an early age in the community's youth. a lot of the issues that are tackled by the foundation involve responsible decision making and we try very hard to instill that at a young age, hence the creation of LEV Club.

One thing I'd also say is that...

i am extremely proud of being a big part of the foundation. it has gone above and beyond my expectations in such a short while, and the self reward without a doubt has been incredible. i hope that others will feel the same way about being part of LEV.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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