J.W. Anthony Youth & Family Outreach

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J.W. Anthony Youth & Family Outreach

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J.W. Anthony Youth
and Family Outreach

“You must take care of your community, because it should be inconceivable to turn a blind eye to anyone in need of help, if you have help to give.”
— James Willard Anthony


  • Professor Emeritus
  • California State University, Northridge
  • BA, University of California at Los Angeles
  • MA, University of Southern California
  • PhD University of Southern California
  • Postdoctoral work: UCLA, University of California, Irvine

Dr. Barbara Rhodes

Population Targeted

At-risk and underserved youth and their parents in South Los Angeles, CA, Inglewood, CA and Las Vegas, NV

1998 - present

Community Work

  • Teen Mentor Program (multiple funders)
  • Partnerships Empowering Youth to Serve (3 years) (funded by The California Endowment)
  • Partnership: Village Foundation/Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), Las Vegas, NV
  • Adolescent Based Abstinence (5 years) (funded by the federal government)
  • Partnerships Empowering Youth to Succeed (5 years) (funded by federal government)
  • Cesar Chavez Program (funded by the State of California)
  • HIV/AIDS Education for Youth (5 years) (multiple funders)
  • DuBois-Hamer Saturday School (6 years) (funded by the State of California)
  • Cable television show (15 shows) – “Youth Taking Charge: Paths to Empowerment”
  • Summer Leadership Institute (3 years-residential program on CSUN campus)
  • Homeless Advocacy
  • Healthy Foods/Healthy Communities (funded by Centers for Disease Control)
  • Tobacco Cessation Program (funded by State of California)
  • Scholarships and Emergency Tuition Assistance

Awards and Commendations

  • Northridge Chamber of Commerce Lifesavers Award
  • Mayor’s Certificate for Community Service
  • Los Angeles Unified District Seven Star Awardee-2003
  • NAACP Community Service Award
  • City of Inglewood Commendation for Community Service
  • BSU Award for Community Service
  • Women’s Commission on Alcohol and Addiction Certificate of Appreciation
  • Northridge Chamber of Commerce Lifesaver Award
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition (3)
  • Certificate of Recognition-California State Assembly
  • Certificate of Recognition-California Senate
  • Certificate of Recognition-California Legislature
  • County of Los Angeles Commendation