MISSION STATEMENT:

The Los Angeles Football Club, and partner Banc of California, aim to service the community through various initiatives. With Banc of Resources, LAFC and Banc of California provide the residents of Los Angeles access to services and information, useful in times of COVID-19 and beyond. This virtual destination brings together LAFC partners, nonprofits, and local organizations to provide information on how to access resources in the areas of financial services, health and wellness, safety, education and more.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

KAISER PERMANENTE RESOURCES

Coronavirus & COVID-19

How to protect yourself and get care — your health and safety are always our top priority. To help you protect yourself and your loved ones, we’ve gathered the most important information and guidance on the coronavirus and COVID-19.

Simple & Effective Self-Care Practices

Simple and effective self-care practices can help support your physical and mental health. We encourage you to:

  • Rest and relax. Periodically focus on taking slow deep breaths to help activate a relaxation response. It’s also important to take regular breaks when you are able.
  • Exercise. Physical activity like brisk walking, mixed with periods of relaxation can alleviate physical and emotional stress.
  • Express your feelings to people who are supportive of you: family, friends, colleagues, clergy, your personal physician or mental health provider.
  • Support others who may need to express their feelings to you. Not only will this help them but being of service may help you feel better as well.
Health Encyclopedia
Recommended External Resources

Manage Anxiety & Stress - CDC resource on managing mental health and coping during COVID-19 for children and caregivers.

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus - The Child Mind Institute offers suggestions and resources for talking to young people about COVID-19

COVID-19 What you need to know about mental health - But while the virus itself is a source of anxiety and stress, the precautions taken to protect residents’ physical safety are also having a detrimental impact on people’s mental health.

EDUCATION

LA Public Libraries

The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city's diverse communities.

California Science Center

The California Science Center brings you Stuck at Home Science! When you're stuck at home, come here to continue your child's science learning with our easy to follow activities. This space is designed for families to explore, investigate and have fun learning together without leaving home. All activities use easy to find household supplies and are appropriate for a variety of ages.

The California Science Center provides an innovative model for science learning by combining exhibits with an on-site Science Center School and Amgen Center for Science Learning as well as a teacher professional development program.

Ready for an explosive experiment? Check out the Big Boom! You can make a simple version at home.

EVERFI

EVERFI has set out to further support the growing need for distance and remote learning support. The leading social impact education innovator, EVERFI was founded in 2008 to drive social change through education, addressing the most challenging issues affecting society ranging from financial wellness to prescription drug safety to workplace conduct, and other critical topics.

LAFC is pleased to share that, in response to the extensive shutdown of our nation’s schools, EVERFI is making available a new Family Portal that allows parents to receive direct access to a library of 20+ digital courses for K-12 students throughout the remainder of the school year. Major League Soccer supports a digital curriculum that promotes bullying prevention and community building - called MLS Actions Matter - but there is a whole suite of resources available, covering topics such as mental wellness, digital wellness, financial literacy, prescription drug safety, and many more!

Signing up for this content is easy! Here are the four steps you need to take:

  • Visit the EVERFI Family Portal
  • Select 'California'
  • Select child’s school name
  • Receive the full catalog of age-appropriate courses for child

If there is trouble with locating a school, please visit support.everfi.com or email remotelearning@everfi.com to submit a help request. The EVERFI team will respond to these requests as quickly as possible.

EXPO Center

Within Exposition Park’s 160 acres, you can experience the fun of science, math and technology learning at the California Science Center, explore natural and cultural worlds at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, or simply relax in the splendor of the Rose Garden. The recently renovated California African American Museum gives you a unique view into one of America’s oldest and influential cultures. The iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the brand-new Banc of California Stadium offer the excitement of world-class athletic competition, while the EXPO Center is a hub of recreational activity for the neighborhood.

Natural History Museum

With the mission to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County - including the Natural History MuseumLa Brea Tar Pits and William S. Hart Museum - are innovating to open new doors to natural history virtually while physical doors are closed.

To connect with our local community of Angelenos, we are launching NHMLAC Connects to continually offer new opportunities to explore natural and cultural wonders: safely, and digitally from home. Think social distancing with dinosaurs and mammoths and connecting with nature and community science right outside your own door. The museums want to know what blows YOUR mind? Connect with inspiring educators, scientists and each other for virtual adventures. Access rich school curriculum and activities to do with your family at home. Participate in exciting crowd-sourced science and social media campaigns. Explore the outdoors using our "Wild L.A." as your nature guide. Learn through neighbors' stories, history, and culture in "Becoming L.A." Join scientists on international expeditions as they share discoveries, from Antarctica to Tarpits of the World, including La Brea Tar Pits, the one-of-a-kind active urban Ice Age excavation site.

We protect and share more than 35 million specimens and artifacts, the largest natural and cultural history collection in the western United States. But we also explore the nature and culture that surrounds us today, both in L.A. and the world.

Jumpstart For Young Children

Jumpstart has created new learning resources—in both English and Spanish—we are making available to you and the families/caregivers we serve during this critical time. We will do everything in our power to lessen the burdens that this pandemic has brought to communities across the country and to provide support for young learners

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. We provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children. Since 1993, we’ve trained more than 50,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of over 123,000 preschool children nationwide.

US Soccer Foundation - Soccer For Success

The U.S. Soccer Foundation’s programs are the national model for sports-based youth development in underserved communities. Since its founding in 1994, the Foundation has established programs proven to help children embrace an active and healthy lifestyle while nurturing their personal growth beyond sports. Its cost-effective, high-impact initiatives offer safe environments where kids and communities thrive.

Now more than ever, it's important for us to stay connected and live active and healthy lifestyles. We've created and collected resources from trusted sources to help you stay active, healthy in body and mind, and informed while schools are closed and you are at home. We will continue adding resources, so check back often for updates.

Panda Express - Panda Cub Club

Introducing Panda Cub Club, a website filled with fun activities and educational book titles that can serve as a resource for families to engage kids through crafts and reading, while piquing their cultural curiosity. You will find several suggested books and Panda-related activities, like a DIY dragon boat craft, kid-friendly recipes for cooking at home, and more.

SAFETY

California Highway Patrol

Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your passengers in a crash. It is extremely important to make sure all children riding in your car be properly secured before every trip.

Thousands of children are injured or killed every year because their child passenger safety seats are not installed properly. Remember, most collisions occur within a mile of the home - so buckle your child in a safety seat for every trip, no matter how short.

If you're not confident of how to properly secure your child in a safety seat, contact your local CHP Area Office, and ask to speak with a child passenger safety technician. Locate a local Area Office anywhere in California.

California is comprised of culturally diverse people of all ages. Yet, we all have this in common: We all use roads and highways throughout the state to go places, conduct business, engage in commerce, or simply enjoy California's beauty. Help us do it safely! The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is actively working to reduce collision and fatality rates in California. Below are the programs designed to help promote safety and communication between California's diverse residents and the CHP.

KIDS ARE 1ST

KIDS ARE 1st is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to protect children and educate families through our ID program, child passenger safety seat checks, teen impairment/distracted driving tasks and empowering youth through art at our safety and health events.

COLLEGE & CAREER PLANNING

JVS SoCal

JVS SoCal works towards building better lives, one job at a time by empowering individuals to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment.

McDonald's Is Hiring

As an essential business, McDonald’s continues to serve the community through this difficult time and is excited to help Californians get back to work. Text ‘worksforme’ to 36453 to schedule an interview at a participating McDonald’s near you for the September 16th Drive-Up Hiring Day!