Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) has long been at the forefront of working with children who have been traumatized by violence. But despite serving thousands of children and families each year, we were only able to reach a fraction of the children in need. In 2005, we committed to doubling the number of children and families we serve. This commitment led to the most ambitious project in our history—the development of our new Otis Booth Campus.
The Otis Booth Campus, located near the corner of Temple and Alvarado Streets just west of downtown Los Angeles, is CII’s new headquarters and third all-inclusive facility. With more than 48,000 square feet of program and office space, it will enable CII to serve thousands of additional vulnerable children and families in one of the city’s most impacted areas, and to fully implement our Integrated Service Model. This model, which is designed to support the whole child as well as the entire family, is comprised of a unique blend of clinical, enrichment, early childhood, and family support services.
The new campus will enable CII to serve 5,000 children and families, and train an additional 2,200 professionals a year. Designed by Koning Eizenberg Architecture (KEA), a leader in sustainable practices and recipient of the American Institute of Architects, California Council 2009 Firm Award, it is also one of the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified facilities constructed by a children’s service organization in Los Angeles.
In early 2007, CII began a $20 million capital campaign called “Building New Hope” to support the completion of the campus. Thanks to the generosity of the Los Angeles philanthropic community and to the efforts and contributions of CII’s board, support groups, and staff, we have currently raised about $19.5 million in gifts and pledges, including a lead gift from the Otis Booth Foundation for the naming of the campus.
Our new campus, which opened in March 2011, is serving as a safe haven for thousands of children whose lives have been affected by violence. And through our expanded services, program development, research, and training activities, we can have a lasting impact not only on the immediate neighborhood, but throughout the entire Los Angeles community.
To support our campaign, please call Nina Revoyr, Executive Vice President, at 213.260.7624, or e-mail email@example.com.