Joanna Lipari

Welcome To My Charities And Non-Profit Page

I believe that it’s important to continually work to make the world a better place.  Part of my own journey is to support the organizations that make a difference.

Homeboy Industries

I have been working to raise money and awareness of the great work of Homeboy for over 25 years.  Their work with gangs has been so productive!  I started with their tattoo removal program : Homeboy would only hire someone if they were willing to remove their gang tattoos.  That’s an amazing commitment.  They started with making t-shirts, then added food and now also have HOMEGIRL! 

From HOMEBOY Founder, Father Greg Boyle:

“Homeboy Industries has been the tipping point to change the metaphors around gangs and how we deal with them in Los Angeles County. This organization has engaged the imagination of 120,000 gang members and helped them to envision an exit ramp off the “freeway” of violence, addiction and incarceration. And the country has taken notice. We have helped more than 40 other organizations replicate elements of our service delivery model, broadening further the understanding that community trumps gang — every time.”  

Check them out here.

Pacific Resident Theater

I am a proud member of Pacific Resident Theater, a non-profit theatre in Venice, CA.  PRT has been providing innovative, acclaimed theatre for the past 30 years. 

Founded by actors and dedicated to producing classics, rarely performed plays and the works of new writers.

Check them out here. 

Rogue Machine Theater

Rogue Machine Theater founded in 2008, only produces world premieres of new plays, primarily by Los Angeles based playwrights, and plays new to Los Angeles, including American, West Coast, and Regional premieres of significant contemporary theatrical works.

Check them out here.