Hollywood Helps LA’s Struggling Population With Hands-On Approach (via Forbes)

October 8, 2014

These days, you may know John Dillon as Founder and CEO of Dillon Wealth Management—but thirty years ago, he was a 22-year-old who took the $2,500 he’d saved from a summer job cleaning pools and started Chrysalis, a non-profit that distributed food and clothing to folks living in Los Angeles’ Skid Row.

“It didn’t seem like that big of a deal. I didn’t have student loans and the costs were low,” said Dillon of his early venture.

But it became a big deal. That nonprofit grew into a program that has helped thousands of homeless and low-income folks living in downtown LA, Santa Monica, and the San Fernando Valley find—and keep—jobs.

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