April 24, 2018

Woodcraft Rangers Annual Gala, July 31


LOS ANGELES, CA—Woodcraft Rangers, a provider of expanded learning programs in greater Los Angeles, will host its annual Gala on July 31, from 6 to10 p.m., at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center located at 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles.

The Gala offers a thrilling evening of fine fare and entertainment. Included in the evening’s program are Woodcraft’s Awards of Distinction given to individuals who embody the spirit of our programs and enable children to envision a future full of promise.

It is also a fundraiser to help fund its NVision programs that develop experiences to engage imagination, stimulate thinking, uncover talents, and reveal potential. These programs include a variety of traditional and non-traditional offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), sports, skateboarding, visual and performing arts. According to CEO Chris Johnson, “This has been a great year for Woodcraft Rangers. We exceeded one million youths served by Woodcraft Rangers since its inception 92 years ago. We relish our partnerships with many organizations in developing programs that help enrich youth and look forward to celebrating everyone in the Los Angeles area who have influenced and shared a part in our success.”

Carla Singer, LA’s BEST CEO adds, “LA's BEST is proud of our 26 year association with Woodcraft Rangers. The greatest honor of all is to be recognized by one's colleagues who continue to energize and motivate the after school field to become more relevant to kids and their communities.”

Among celebrities in attendance will be Lisa Vidal (“Being Mary Jane”); Jaime Brewer (“American Horror Story”); Helen Slater (The Legend of Billie Jean); and actress, singer and composer, Erica Gimpel. The event will be emceed by Samm Levine from Freaks and Geeks, and catered by award-winning Food Network star, Chef Aaron J Perez.

The evening’s true highlight will be the youth performers from all the schools that Woodcraft serves. Among some of the performances will be a cultural folkloric group, drama performers, a mariachi group, urban dance performers and many more.


The Woodcraft Rangers is moving its headquarters to expand its operations and be closer to its corporate, creative and academic partners. Relocating to the Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles and becoming a full-floor tenant will position Woodcraft much closer to the Arts District, where they already partner with several of their new neighbors to provide creative projects for the K-12 youth Woodcraft serves. The new location is 340 E. 2nd Street, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90012


The NVision programs of Woodcraft Rangers involve children and youth (aged 6 to 18) daily, from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. in experiences that engage imagination, stimulate thinking, uncover talents and reveal potential at more than 60 school sites.

For more information: (213) 249-9293; info@woodcraftrangers.org.; woodcraftrangers.org. Woodcraft Rangers is a nonprofit, tax-exempt California corporation under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.