It’s Bigger Than Us partners with Baldwin Hills Crenshaw to host their 3rd Annual Back 2 School Event


The It’s Bigger Than Us 501c(3) (IBTU) non-profit organization, will host their 3rd Annual Back 2 School Event on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall (3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008) with a voluntary departure at 9:00 a.m.; event celebrations begin at 1 p.m. This event will provide students in South Los Angeles with 5,000 backpacks, school supplies, family activities and resources to improve the health and well-being of families.

“With the IBTU being focused on health equity and community activations, this year’s Back 2 School is an accumulation of all the amazing events we put on for the South Los Angeles community, such as our weekly food and resource giveaways, health fairs, roundtables, career fairs and much more.IBTU is a one-stop-shop for all things community and at the heart of the work we do lies the voice and trust of the community. IBTU is built around working with partners to achieve goals of unity. I am thrilled that we are partnering with the legendary Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall this year. As a southern native from Los Angeles, born and raised just off 48th Street and Crenshaw, the mall was everything to me growing up, my whole childhood was spent hanging out at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw to shop ping, eating and going to the movies with friends and family to now be able to host IBTU’s 3rd annual Back 2 School event here is a dream.” said CEO Tyrone Nance, founder of IBTU.

Saturday August 6, 2022, the Back 2 School calendar of events:

Installation of the Assembly of Volunteers 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Volunteers will assemble 1,750 elementary school backpacks, 1,500 middle school backpacks and 1,750 high school backpacks.

Main event 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Distribute 5,000 Adidas backpacks and school supplies for K-12 students
  • Stations available for students, family and friends: Career Fair, Health and Resources, Youth Activities, Early School Enrollment
  • Roundtables include Constituent and Citizen Engagement, Integrated Health: Overcoming Barriers to Community Health Equity, Technology and Modern Careers, and Education.

Entertainment 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Live Music and Entertainment + Awards Ceremony IBTU Bridge Builder Honoree Award 2022, Lifetime Achievement Award: Featuring Lafayette Dorsey Sr., a Los Angeles native who has spent over 31 years of his life serving the southern community of Los Angeles through pastoring, mentoring and inspiring thousands.

In 2020, with zero dollars invested in the organization, IBTU was able to provide: 2,000 pounds of food // 750 school supplies to Crenshaw High School // 500 families served // 10,000 toys, gifts, meals and essentials // 650 Total number of students served // 160 volunteers // 4 food distributions in South Los Angeles // 11 outreach events

In 2021, with $31,000 invested in the organization, IBTU was able to provide: 132,000 pounds of food // 33,000 families served // 2,500 fully loaded backpacks distributed // 11,750 toys, gifts, meals and items // 2,850 total students served // 550 volunteers // 80 food distributions in South LA and East LA // 20 outreach events // 6 schools

Event Sponsors: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, Los Angeles Urban League, Liberty Dental, Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, Robert L. Zangrillo Family Foundation, CORE/Health Net, Baby 2 Baby, Perfect Hydration, The People’s Project, LAUSD and HEET Humanizing Education For equitable transformation.

Media Contact: Frances Garcia, Marketing and Communications Specialist, IBTU

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About Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Baldwin Hills Crenshaw (BHC) is an 870,000 square foot retail destination located at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Los Angeles, California. BHC includes state-of-the-art cinemas and restaurants. BHC has long been recognized as the hub of surrounding communities. From the weekly farmer’s market to the many utilities offered at the mall, it’s clear that BHC is more than just a place to shop; it is a central gathering place for the local community. BHC is rooted in the local way of life and is committed to making this neighborhood an even better place to live, work and shop. BHC continues to support programming that reflects the history and interests of its local residents.

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About It’s Bigger Than Us 501c(3): This organization was formed in 2020 at a time when the nation was protesting injustice around the world. As the collective communities demonstrated their unity by marching, talking and speaking in an inclusive and unifying way, IBTU wanted to transform the height of the protest movement’s essence of unity and bring it back to the South Central Los community. Angeles. They wanted to go from shouting and marching and saying Black Lives Matter to translating this into impactful volunteer and advocacy opportunities for local and surrounding residents. It’s Bigger Than Us was started because they didn’t want the street movement to stop once the protest was over. In no time, they rallied members of the local South Central community to start getting involved and becoming intuitive to give back in extraordinary ways. The existence of It’s Bigger Than Us directly reflects what can be done when members of the community come together to help others.

Get involved with IBTU: Learn more about transformative volunteer opportunities to serve here. For information on partnerships or sponsorship, contact the partnerships team here.

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