ReWritten exists to bring real change into the lives of young men and women facing the challenges of single-parent homes, financial hardships, and unstable social environments.

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“I didn’t like reading chapter books when I first started coming to ReWritten because they were hard to read. Now I can read chapter books higher than my grade level.”

Jade, 9 years old

“I used to think I didn’t have a lot to offer but I’m learning that’s not true.”

Darrius, 14 years old

“I like writing stories because it helps me understand things. I learn something new every week when I write a story at the learning center.”

Suraya, 12 years old

“The way I see it, each one of us has our own destiny to fulfill and sometimes the changes we need to make to get there are right in front of us. ReWritten is helping me to see the things that are right in front of me.”

Tylin, 16 years old

“ReWritten expands our way of thinking. Through being a part of ReWritten you rewrite your future; it changed mine.”

Jason , 21 years old

“I like to learn and I’m pretty smart and at ReWritten they are helping me get smarter. I have a 96 NPR in language arts, they told me that means I’m really smart.”

Laquan, 8 years old

“Just because you made a bad decision doesn’t mean your life is over. You have your whole life ahead of you to change and when you have people like the people at ReWritten in your corner it feels easy to try again.”

Kesean, 17 years old



Mark Your Calendars

October 1, 2017
For nearly 5 years now, ReWritten has been transforming the lives of young people who are living in compromised conditions. Single-parent homes, financial hardship and unstable social environments are just a few of the conditions plaguing our young people. Because of this, ReWritten works to ensure its programs provide much needed relief from the day-to-day struggles our young people are facing. Our annual gala plays an important role in the financial support of our impactful programs and services offered year round. To date, the last 3 galas combined have raised over $150,000 towards rewriting the futures of hundreds of young people. We are extremely grateful and honored by the generosity of our supporters, volunteers, and guests each year who help to make the evening a great success! We hope you will mark your calendars and join us at our 5th Annual Gala this December. With your support, we can continue to make a real difference in the lives of children and their families at a time when they need it most. On behalf of the children and families we serve, we thank you for your support and hope you will join our efforts for this exciting and inspiring evening! Ticket details coming soon.  2017 GALA SPONSORSHIP INFO  Our gala sponsors play a key role every year ensuring the success and quality of our event. Below are details of our gala sponsorship opportunities available for our 5th Annual Gala. To become a sponsor or for more info about our sponsorship opportunities, you can contact us at 909.645.6189 or by email at

Telling the Whole Story

September 13, 2017
Staff Writer, Stacy LaPointe Once upon a time, maybe even yesterday, we read or saw a story. In fact, we’ve experienced many stories, both true and fictional. They’re intrinsic parts of our lives. Sometimes a story resonates with us as valuable, interesting, or simply real. In other cases, a story is not well developed or leaves us feeling like there should’ve been more.  Then again, a story may be completely life changing and inspiring. Hearing a story is, obviously, much easier than creating it. Still, we’re all creating stories with our lives each day even though we may not think about that often. Students at Rewritten participate in a program called Script which is time set aside to create stories. Why is thisimportant when they have so many other pressing needs? We believe that fashioning stories helps them, or anyone, to envision how things can happen or unfold for a character. If we read stories, we experience the development of the characters’ lives and live vicariously through them for a time. If we write stories, we can control how that plot progresses and how it ends. One is not better than the other, but they’re different. In Script, the students get to have control over all parts of their stories—the characters, settings, beginnings, middles, and ends. The kids can take the stories wherever they choose. We like to think, and we hope, they’ll transfer some of what they’ve learned to their own lives. They can begin to see that they have choices and can control parts of their own stories. The beginnings were already written for them, but the middles and the ends are still in progress. Our lives don’t have to simply happen to us; we can make choices that affect how they happen. Maybe it’s a little bit idealistic of us, but we’re like that. There are plenty of practical, nuts and bolts that we cover here at Rewritten with our kids. However, we also think there’s room for inspiration and dreaming. Creating a work of art gives them, all of us, a taste of being in control of something not yet, something potentially beautiful, and certainly something original. Our stories are not yet finished, and we want our students to see that their stories can take so many interesting turns if they manage to focus, draw inspiration from others’ stories, listen to their own inner voice, and keep moving forward. It works in stories, and it works in life. We can’t control the beginnings, but we can work on creating solid middles and endings. Maybe someday their stories, all of our stories, will inspire others. The end.  

ReWritten — Legacy

August 16, 2017
Staff Writer, Stacy LaPointe Have you considered what you would like your personal legacy to be like?  It’s not something many of us consider seriously. Still, we all create one each day, little by little, whether we realize it or not; it’s not optional.  Perhaps one’s desired legacy is related to one’s family, accomplishments, or business. Maybe it’s one’s ideas, art, or influence in society. It may be about how we have helped others in small and large ways. There are so many ways to impact the future both positively and negatively. We tend to think of our legacy as something that happens after we die, but the truth is that we’re building it every day in small ways. The things we do each day are what ultimately form our lasting legacy in the lives of our family, friends, or society. At Rewritten, we encourage our students to think and plan for the legacy they want to leave and to think about what they do daily as adding to it. They, we, can’t choose what was handed to us, but we can try to choose what to pass along to the future. Since so many of these kids are living out the negative legacies of hurt, abandonment, broken homes, abuse, and addictions, it’s sometimes very difficult for them to see that they can play a gigantic role in revising the way those legacies continue on for themselves and for their futures.  Realizing they affect their influence every day can help them to see that it’s really possible to make the positive changes that lead to something better. One way we think about legacy is by thinking about lasting impacts others have had on us already, and how we can continue what they’ve started for and in us. Today’s a day that reminds us of what one particular person did to help create a positive legacy here. It was one year ago today when we lost a beloved legacy maker to cancer—Tami von Helf, one of our first board members. In the early days of Rewritten, even after she knew her cancer had returned, Tami showed up in so many ways for our students, and her life continues to affect their lives and our team.  Tami gave so much of her heart, time, and intelligence to our students at the center, on field trips, and often, at her home. She took kids to the Getty Museum; taught math and art classes; had game nights at her house; mentored girls; provided books, food, supplies, and costumes; had parties for kids at her house; hosted holiday and tea parties; painted rooms at the center; helped to plant a learning center garden; and generally loved on the kids. She wanted to leave a positive legacy herself and to help the kids see that they were valuable and able to affect change for the future too. She felt the same way about her family, and in both cases, she tried to work on that legacy

Rewriting the Scripts: Futures for the Fatherless

August 13, 2017
Staff Writer, Stacy LaPointe The script seems so simple to have a good family—a home, a mom, a dad, and kids. Still, for so many children, a parent’s missing, a home’s broken, and often it’s the father who leaves in some way. He may be absent physically, financially, or emotionally. Oftentimes, parents who leave their kids do so thinking that kids are resilient and will be fine without them in their daily lives. The problem is that it simply isn’t true. There’s no true replacement for a missing parent, and a missing or uninvolved father usually leaves a lifelong, unhealed wound in the hearts of his children. Fatherless and motherless kids grow up without a sense that those who said they loved them cared enough to stay and do so, or that they’re not one of the lucky ones. They grow up wondering why they weren’t lovable enough to keep their parent at home or why they were the ones who lost parents through death rather than someone else. They lose faith in marriage, family, home, security, and lasting love.  Parents, fathers, are necessary, not simply to provide a home but to show up in every way. Children need fathers because fathers provide a model for how to be a man, a husband, and a father for the next generation. Good fathers guide, protect, and teach. Great fathers are there for their kids, period. What if dad or mom is gone, and doesn’t seem to be coming back? What if dad’s around but is emotionally distant or destructive? What if he’s so consumed by his own dysfunction that he can’t or won’t be present for his kids? Kids suffer and get lost and hurt amongst friends, in school, and while moving forward into their futures. That’s why we exist—to help rewrite the scripts for suffering kids aching for fathers and mothers. We can’t be their dads or moms, but we can help to fill in some of the gaps created by those hard losses. To be honest, sometimes we “nail it,” and sometimes we don’t. Still, our hearts and minds remain on purpose, and the kids we work with sometimes sense that, and other times they don’t. Their problems aren’t all solved, but they have some extra people on their side to help them begin to write a better script for the future than the one they’ve been given. Add to all of that the issue of race, disadvantage, and poverty. The students who come to Rewritten for help are largely from marginalized populations. Even though this adds more stress to an already difficult life, it is not nearly as impactful as being fatherless. The wound and hunger for a father is gigantic. As Frank Perez, CEO of Rewritten, explained, race matters and causes obstacles at times, but being fatherless is an even greater obstacle: “I’ve been treated less than at times because of my brown complexion and these 13 year old black males have been treated even worse because

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