Governance and Leadership
The GRYD Foundation Board of Directors ensures that we have systems and policies in place that support and advance our mission of increasing community resilience to the influence of gang violence and increasing opportunities for Los Angeles communities, while also ensuring that we comply with the regulations applicable to 501c3 tax-exempt organizations. With this in mind, we are striving to build a Board that can help to sustain this important work and that reflects the diversity and cross-sectional talents of Los Angeles.
Public / private partnership
The GRYD Foundation collaborates with the City of Los Angeles in a shared mission to increase community resilience to gang influence while creating jobs and bringing programming and resources to communities in need. The GRYD Foundation specifically works with the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety (Gang Reduction & Youth Development), an Office that is comprised of capable, dedicated public servants, including some who have been involved with the Summer Night Lights program since its inception.