Akasa Needs Your Support this #GivingTuesday
We are raising funds to expand our wellness curriculum to food insecure neighborhoods in Los Angeles
Help Us Make this Happen!
By increasing the number of Akasa Parent and Student Workshops
we provide on a weekly basis
- Raise $10,000
- Reach 500 students
- Increase number of parent workshops
- Increase number of student workshops
- Have a positive impact in food insecure neighborhoods in LA
A Little About Us
We’re Akasa! We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides a diversified wellness curriculum in partnership with public schools in low-income communities throughout Los Angeles. Students and families learn about the process of growing, harvesting, sourcing and cooking food and examine their own neighborhood food system to make informed choices about their overall health + wellness.
Akasa is a needs-based community based program, which targets students ages 5 to 18. We provide a framework in which students, families and their communities can thrive through a holistic lifestyle. Akasa currently reaches 300 students on a weekly basis. Additionally, Akasa provides monthly parent workshops, which average 25-30 parents who are eager to learn about healthy and simple recipes that can easily be replicated at home.
Thanks to you and our community supporters, we were able to expand our curriculum this year, reaching the entire middle school at Sandras Cisnernos Learning Academy. We simultaneously increased the number of parent workshops we provide, continuing our mission to make this curriculum available to parents and students alike.
This year our goal is to continue to grow and expand this curriculum to students and families in LA. Our mission is to create a community in Los Angeles where children and families have access to affordable healthy food opportunities and education on how to best care for their bodies. Through our curriculum and services, we aim to provide a preventive health model. Akasa aims to address the gap in our current food system and provide an accessible curriculum to youth and families that live in such food deserts.