About Us


Our Mission

The Heal Los Angeles Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of young people in Greater Los Angeles by creating impactful programs that will help them pursue their dreams while building fundamental life skills.

Our History

Heal Los Angeles was founded in 2016 as a student service organization at Loyola Marymount University by co-founders John Muto and Prince Jackson. Inspired by the philanthropic efforts of the late Michael Jackson, they sought to address the needs of underserved communities in their hometown of Los Angeles, California. They recruited 25 other students to join their cause.

With a mission to end homelessness, child abuse, and hunger in Los Angeles, Heal LA embarked on a number of initiatives to serve those in need. Over the course of five semesters, Heal LA raised over $150,000 for those in need, supporting various local charities and initiatives. Their efforts have had a significant impact on the Los Angeles community, helping to alleviate poverty, hunger, and homelessness.

Heal Los Angeles Today

The Heal Los Angeles Foundation Today

Upon graduating, Heal LA's co-founders, John and Prince, recognized the potential to expand the organization's impact beyond their student service roots. With this in mind, they took the necessary steps to establish ‘The Heal Los Angeles Foundation’ as an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As part of this transition, the organization developed a new mission focused on improving the lives of young people in Greater Los Angeles by creating impactful programs that help them pursue their dreams and build fundamental life skills.

Our core impact areas revolve around "Self-Care" and "Education," where we are committed to designing and implementing programs that create a lasting positive effect on the youths we serve. Heal LA's commitment to creating impactful programs and initiatives for youth and families has resulted in extensive research and community engagement, to help identify key impact areas of need and developed programs and initiatives to address them. These efforts have even supported program partnerships with other organizations to maximize our impact.

As Heal LA continues to evolve and grow, they remain committed to building programs and initiatives that make a positive impact on the lives of young people in Greater Los Angeles. By staying responsive to the needs of the community and collaborating with local partners, they aim to create innovative solutions that support the diverse aspirations of young people. Heal LA is dedicated to creating a brighter future for the youth of Greater Los Angeles, and they look forward to expanding their impact in the years to come.