First Star Academies 501(c)(3)  Los Angeles, CA Co-Founder President 1999 – Present First Star Academies partners with universities and local CPS, to house, educate, inspire and enable foster youth while in high school, to prepare them for college and to self-advocate. Fourteen Academies are in operation: UCLA, URI, GWU, UConn, Loyola Chicago, Rowan NJ, UCF, CUNY-Staten Island, University of Miami, Rutgers University, Illinois State, University of Utah, George Mason University, and St. Mary’s University (UK). Many more in development, in the United States and internationally.

First Star Academies

501(c)(3) 
Los Angeles, CA
Co-Founder
President 1999 – Present

First Star Academies partners with universities and local CPS, to house, educate, inspire and enable foster youth while in high school, to prepare them for college and to self-advocate. Fourteen Academies are in operation: UCLA, URI, GWU, UConn, Loyola Chicago, Rowan NJ, UCF, CUNY-Staten Island, University of Miami, Rutgers University, Illinois State, University of Utah, George Mason University, and St. Mary’s University (UK). Many more in development, in the United States and internationally.

 
 

  FS University Village 501(c)(3)  Los Angeles, CA Founder President 2015 – Present FS University Village is a pilot Permanency and Education Accelerator launching in 2017 adjacent to UCLA, for high school aged foster youth, in collaboration with the County Department of Children and Family Services, County Department of Mental Health, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the California Department of Social Services, Seneca Family Services and others, to house, educate, inspire and enable foster youth in high school to prepare for college, accelerate their achievement of stable permanent placements with individual foster families, and encourage them to self-advocate.

 

FS University Village

501(c)(3) 
Los Angeles, CA
Founder
President 2015 – Present

FS University Village is a pilot Permanency and Education Accelerator launching in 2017 adjacent to UCLA, for high school aged foster youth, in collaboration with the County Department of Children and Family Services, County Department of Mental Health, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the California Department of Social Services, Seneca Family Services and others, to house, educate, inspire and enable foster youth in high school to prepare for college, accelerate their achievement of stable permanent placements with individual foster families, and encourage them to self-advocate.

 
 

  First Star Policy 501(c)(3)  Washington, DC Co-Founder President 1999 – 2015 A separate 501(c)(3) since 2016, First Star Policy partners with foundations, attorneys, and concerned citizens to advocate for children and lobby for policy changes.

 

First Star Policy

501(c)(3) 
Washington, DC
Co-Founder
President 1999 – 2015

A separate 501(c)(3) since 2016, First Star Policy partners with foundations, attorneys, and concerned citizens to advocate for children and lobby for policy changes.

 
 

  EDAR | Everyone Deserves a Roof, Inc. 501(c)(3)  Los Angeles, CA Founder President 2007 – present EDAR designs, manufactures and distributes single-user homeless shelters, known as EDARs, and provides residences for foster youth.

 

EDAR | Everyone Deserves a Roof, Inc.

501(c)(3) 
Los Angeles, CA
Founder
President 2007 – present

EDAR designs, manufactures and distributes single-user homeless shelters, known as EDARs, and provides residences for foster youth.

 
 

  Starlight Children's Foundation 501(c)(3)  Los Angeles, CA Co-Founder Chairman 1983 – 2005 Board Member 1983 – present Starlight Children's Foundation partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world.

 

Starlight Children's Foundation

501(c)(3) 
Los Angeles, CA
Co-Founder
Chairman 1983 – 2005
Board Member 1983 – present

Starlight Children's Foundation partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world.

 
 

  Starbright World Online Network 501(c)(3)  Los Angeles, CA Co-Founder President 1990 – 2005 Starbright World, launched in June 1995 by Steven Spielberg, Peter Samuelson and General Norman Schwarzkopf was the world’s first avatar based, interactive, user navigable social network for seriously ill children and teenagers. It ran continuously for twenty years.

 

Starbright World Online Network

501(c)(3) 
Los Angeles, CA
Co-Founder
President 1990 – 2005

Starbright World, launched in June 1995 by Steven Spielberg, Peter Samuelson and General Norman Schwarzkopf was the world’s first avatar based, interactive, user navigable social network for seriously ill children and teenagers. It ran continuously for twenty years.

 
 

    Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment, Inc. 501(c)(3)  Los Angeles, CA Founder President 2014 – present ASPIRE, piloted at UCLA in 2014-15, partners with universities, community organizations, scholars, and activists to advocate for sustainability and social justice through media-focused teaching and research. ASPIRE teaches digital media production to undergraduates of all majors to enhance their lifelong capacities to undertake social issue advocacy.

 

 

Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment, Inc.

501(c)(3) 
Los Angeles, CA
Founder
President 2014 – present

ASPIRE, piloted at UCLA in 2014-15, partners with universities, community organizations, scholars, and activists to advocate for sustainability and social justice through media-focused teaching and research. ASPIRE teaches digital media production to undergraduates of all majors to enhance their lifelong capacities to undertake social issue advocacy.