CHEER (Community for Holistic Education and Empowerment of Civic Responsibility)
We're a student- and parent-initiated 501c3 nonprofit organization based in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. We strive to provide free and affordable educational resources and community service opportunities such as peer teaching, fundraising for social causes, and cultural events for civic engagement. We attempt to preserve our cultural legacy while encouraging innovation, educating our peers throughout the San Fernando Valley to prepare them for the modern world and its associated challenges.
Join our events, donate, and/or partner with us to support children and youth in LA to thrive as engaged, responsible citizens!
We organize community cleanups of public areas such as hiking trails, parks, and streets, eliminating waste that could detrimentally impact our environment or harm others. Along with our recycling programs, we remain committed to maintaining our community as clean and accessible for all.
We offer a diversity of volunteering opportunities for students in the form of mentoring and online classes. We are approved to award the President’s Volunteer Service Award, even to individuals who have predominantly demonstrated their commitment to the community outside of our organization.
We provide student-run, virtual classes on topics ranging from baking to origami to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. We also serve as a platform for the development and hosting of new classes for the general community.