January 27, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Helping Westside Moms Pay for Summer Camp and Ridesharing

By Staff Writer 

Any parent on the Westside of Los Angeles knows that paying for summer camps and ridesharing for kids can have a significant impact on their wallets. Recruiting for Good, a local staffing company, is taking a unique approach to make a difference by assisting moms fund these important yet expensive activities.

“The average cost for summer camp is $500 a week. Summer camp for the whole summer could be $4000 per kid. Some STEM summer camps cost ($700 to $1,100 per week)…We love to create equal access to the best summer camps. At camps, kids learn skills, have fun and grow from within….and moms have a mini vacation from kids even for a couple of hours,” said Carlos Cymerman, the founder of Recruiting for Good. “Ridesharing is universally used by families to save time and money. Parents are working longer hours, and kids have a multitude of activities. It’s another cost that parents incur all year long.”

For the past 20 years, Cymerman has been helping talented professionals find great jobs through his staffing agency, Recruiting for Good. Last year, Cymerman started a community service in Santa Monica called Our Moms Work. The mission was to offer a supportive career and job mentoring service to answer questions, prepare moms reentering the workforce and provide advice about things such as how to get along with a boss, how to land a better job and how to get a raise). It was working with these moms that Cymerman learned about the costs associated with summer camp.

“From my conversations with moms, I found out that Summer Camp is expensive,” Cymerman said. “We are now using our staffing agency, Recruiting for Good to work collaboratively by rewarding referrals made by moms to help fund and save money on summer camp and ridesharing.”

To get the word out about Recruiting for Good’s purposeful service ‘Helping Moms Fund Fun (camp and ridesharing)’ Cymerman is hosting an information fair at Capital One Café in downtown Santa Monica on January 12, 2019, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m to get the word out.

“The purpose of the Fun Summer Camp fair is to inspire and inform parents about a variety of camps available around Santa Monica by creating a space that is both intimate and supportive. Capital One Café was instrumental in allowing us to host the event and is sponsoring the food and drinks,” Cymerman said. “Any mom who is looking to sign up and qualify for our personal summer camp (and ridesharing) funding service, or future summer camp scholarships must sign up at the event.”

Groups and camps who will be in attendance at the Fun Summer Camp include: Nonprofit Single Moms Planet, Kango (Ridesharing Company for Kids), Camp Awesome, Camp Galileo, Good Dirt LA, Learn to Surf, Moo Moo Musica, SHIELD Women’s Self Defense, Star Education, Steve & Kate’s Camp and Summer 4 Fun.

The Fun Summer Camp at Capital One Café helps Cymerman get to know moms personally, something that is a critical step to participating in the purposeful service. Meeting moms face-to-face allows Cymerman to meet like-minded moms who share positive and similar values.

“We’re only serving moms who make a difference and share our values. The best way to get to know people is by meeting in person,” Cymerman said. “Helping moms fund their kids’ fun, is purposeful and meaningful; and our service is both personal and confidential. Meeting moms allows me to explain how Recruiting for Good works collaboratively to fund their kids’ fun. Each mom has her own set of needs; some moms need ridesharing funded, some need summer camp, and some need both.”

While The Fun Summer Camp at Capital One Café is a special, one-time event, Cymerman and Recruiting for Good regularly do public outreach. The first Sunday of every month, Cymerman hosts and sponsors a fun mom brunch at North Italia in Santa Monica. After the brunch, moms who want to sign up; meet Carlos one on one for coffee in Santa Monica to discuss how Recruiting for Good can help fulfill their individual needs.

While Cymerman’s Helping Moms Fund Fun service is still new, he already has big and admiral goals for the program as 2019 rolls around.

“We would love to help 100 moms every year save $2500 or more on summer camp and ridesharing. And reward 100 moms with camp saving scholarships,” Carlos Cymerman said.

Related Posts

LA Citycouncilmember Mike Bonin Will Not Seek Reelection

January 26, 2022

January 26, 2022

Councilmember cites chronic depression in Wednesday announcement By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin has announced that he...

Current Progress of Permanent Veteran Housing on The West LA VA Campus

January 26, 2022

January 26, 2022

VA representatives give a tour of the current progress and future plans for permanent veteran housing on the West LA...

Pandemic Propels Lifelong Educators to Open New Preschool in the Palisades!

January 25, 2022

January 25, 2022

By Susan Payne Look out, Palisades: Two educators with more than 50 years combined experience are opening a new preschool...

Santa Monica Named LEED Platinum City

January 25, 2022

January 25, 2022

First city to achieve Platinum level certification in LEED for Cities Version 4.1.  By Sam Catanzaro The U.S. Green Building...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Involved in Brentwood Crash

January 24, 2022

January 24, 2022

No injuries reported in Friday incident By Sam Catanzaro Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a multi-vehicle crash in Brentwood Friday. ...

Report Finds That Santa Monica Spends Nearly $5 Million on Homeless Outreach

January 24, 2022

January 24, 2022

By Dolores Quintana A new report shows that the City of Santa Monica spends nearly $5 million on homeless outreach...

Homeless Man Violently Attacks Two Residents With Ties To City Council: Santa Monica Beat – January 24th, 2022

January 24, 2022

January 24, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.*  Homeless Man Violently Attacks Two Residents With Ties To City Council*  Families...

City Breaks Ground on Water Self-Sufficiency Project

January 24, 2022

January 24, 2022

City Representative Sunny Wang explains what the new improvements to the Arcadia Water Treatment Plant will mean for local residents..Video...

Euro Investment Firm Buys Santa Monica Whole Foods Property for Over $50 Million

January 24, 2022

January 24, 2022

Whole Foods Santa Monica property sold to Deka Group By Dolores Quintana One of Europe’s largest investment firms has purchased...

Preliminary Injunction Granted to Halt Demolition Of Parking Structure 3

January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022

January 24 hearing set following LA Superior Court Judge ruling By Dolores Quintana The Santa Monica Bayside Owners Association’s (SMBOA)...

Westside Home Prices Rising?

January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022

Redfin report shows 11.1 percent increase in median home prices By Dolores Quintana Are Westside home prices rising?  On the...

Film Review: “Don’t Look Up”

January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022

FILM REVIEWDON’T LOOK UPRated R138 MinutesReleased December 24th As with other Adam McKay movies, such as Vice and The Big...

Anti-Vaccine and Mask Rally Coming to Santa Monica This Weekend

January 20, 2022

January 20, 2022

Ocean Avenue protest will draw 300-400 people Saturday By Sam Catanzaro 300-400 people are expected to attend an anti-vaccine and...

Popular Taco Spot Coming to Santa Monica

January 19, 2022

January 19, 2022

Tacos Tu Made opening in former Obica space By Dolores Quintana A popular taco spot is opening its first Santa...