for youth, by youth
The Dermalogica Foundation has been working to give back to the community since 1999 by providing support, both financial and volunteer, to local, grass-roots organizations that benefit women and children in need, are non-denominational, and are not supported by any other major source of funding.
That’s why we’re proud to have been part of the initial funding and grand opening of the Everychild Foundation Youth Center, featuring “The Dermalogica Foundation By Youth For Youth” room, dedicated in honor of our support of this project from infant stages to completion!
The Everychild Foundation Youth Center is a 2-story, 11,500 square foot building designed to host pre-teen, teen and community programs. In addition to “The Dermalogica Foundation By Youth For Youth” room, the building houses a computer lab, multi-media room, library, fitness room, multi-purpose space for dance and other performing arts, and a large room for community meetings and activities.
The new building is part of the Mar Vista Family Center in Culver City, California – an ultimate “grass roots” agency that recruits and trains each child’s family and neighbors to help fight the neighborhood’s devastating social problems. Mar Vista serves a low-income, densely populated, gang-ridden urban neighborhood adjacent to the only federal housing project in West Los Angeles.
Integral to the Mar Vista self-empowerment philosophy is “By Youth for Youth”: the programs, all youth-led, focus on developing leadership skills and confidence for at-risk peers (ages 13-21). Participants then go on to lead activities, such as tutoring and pre-teen mentoring for younger groups (ages 5-12) in the Mar Vista family.
Dermalogica Founder Jane Wurwand represented The Dermalogica Foundation at the grand opening ceremonies, and was honored to be a part of the celebration of this amazing accomplishment for the children and teens of Mar Vista Family Center.
Learn more about these amazing programs by visiting our About Us page, or by clicking on the links below.