Community Enrichment Project

2005 - A small soccer team is formed in a little known league in Downey, CA. This would be the genesis of a movement that would change lives.


2006 - The kids walk onto the pitch, with the likes of Ronaldihno and then 19 year-old Lionel Messi, in front of 92,000 fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum. An experience they will forever remember.


2009 - We sponsor a homeless child and provide him with gear to practice with the rest of the team.

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2013 - An at risk youth is enrolled into our first art class taught by an Academy of Art University student. Activities other than sports, why not?


2015 - Community Enrichment Project obtains public charity non-profit status and the beginning of a new era in youth empowerment is born.

volunteering

Giving your time for the benefit of others is one of the most rewarding ways to give back to your community. Find out how to become a partner.

our MENTORING team

Foundation History

It's amazing to think of what began as a small soccer team in 2005, has now blossomed into a program that is changing lives. I'm so fortunate to have partnered with some of the most passionate group of individuals on earth. It's extremely gratifying to know that we are making a difference. 

Eddie Del Rio
Serving as our Athletic Director, Eddie has excelled at developing confidence and leadership skills in the youth of our organization. Promoting a healthy and active lifestyle is his priority.

Dave Raj
CEO of Star Commercial Loans Dave Raj knows exactly what it takes to persevere through difficult obstacles. He is eager to share his vast wealth of knowledge with our youth. 

Our founder

Founder and president Richard J. Hernandez shares his thoughts about this amazing journey.

mission & vision

If one devotes time, energy, and knowledge to the youth of our community, you will see changes that will last for generations. We must get involved.

Norma Enriquez
With only a 6th grade education Ms. Enriquez overcame enormous odds to build an illustrious 35 year career in the fashion industry. Her story inspires others to reach for the stars.

Barbara Rabelo
Ms. Rabelo is the recipient of the 2016 Woman of the Year Award granted to her by the State of California. She is the embodiment of what our children can aspire to be. 

Enriching the Youth of Today, Ensuring a Brighter Tomorrow.

recent programs

We have partnered up with Tutor Zone in the city of Whittier to provide free educational resources to those who need it most. Knowledge is power.