Comedy tribute to benefit MOSTe on April 1!


Premium tickets available now for Krullapalooza IV, a night of comedy hosted by the amazing Tig Notaro as a benefit for MOSTe! Get your seats here.

Hilarious comedian in front of urban window

Tig Notaro. Photo by Bob Chamberlin/LA Times, 2012.

Krullapalooza IV will take place at Largo at the Coronet on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8 pm. Hosted every year by renowned comedienne Tig Notaro, the event features some of the best known comedians working today. This year’s line-up is not finalized yet. Past shows have included Zach Galifianakis, Maria Bamford, Larry David, Patton Oswalt, John Mulaney, and Kumail Nanjiani, among others. The theme for this year’s show is GIRL POWER, something the late, great Suzanne Krull had and supported in spades — and which MOSTe has championed for 30 years.

Tickets will also be available through the Largo box office, starting mid-January:
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Krullapalooza is an annual comedy fundraising event dedicated to the memory of Suzanne Krull Spruyt, who left us in the summer of 2013 after a life-long battle with a rare connective tissue disorder. Against odds that should have crushed her spirit, Suzanne became a respected actress, writer and comedienne. Suzanne had a huge place in her heart for the underdog. If you were vulnerable, misunderstood, discriminated against or marginalized, she had your back. In honor of who she was and what she stood for, those who tried to love Suzanne as much as she loved us present Krullapalooza IV, as a benefit for MOSTe.

To learn more about hilarious, badass, beloved Suzanne Krull, watch this.

Give the gift of education

A college student in a red dress

Karla Rios
Lycoming College ‘20

Hundreds of young women from under-resourced communities in Los Angeles are either already in college or well on their way. And scores more have already earned their college diplomas.

That’s all thanks to your support of MOSTe.

MOSTe is making a huge difference in the lives of these young women and their families, differences that will extend generations into the future. We’re doing it with your help and we’d like to ask you for even more support.

Young woman in green jacket

Hillary Santos
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona ‘18

Every year, we launch our middle school girls on the journey to college by matching them with adult female volunteer mentors to nurture and guide their college ambitions.  Your support allows us to offer workshops on academic success skills, to visit college campuses, and to enroll our students in SAT and ACT test preparation courses.

With your support, we create a “smart girl culture” that helps the girls envision their success and follow a realistic path to achieving their academic goals.  Many of them can’t do it without our help.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to MOSTe this holiday season.  Just click the nearby “DONATE” button or mail your check to the address on our Contact page.

A young woman smiling

Christi Illescas
Franklin & Marshall College ‘19

Your contribution to MOSTe turns dollars into change — change that elevates the lives of young women, their families and their communities. That’s a gift too big to fit under the tree, and one we couldn’t give without you.

Thank you for helping these amazing young women achieve their full potential.

Alejandra Valenzuela
Executive Director, MOSTe

Professional Wear and Etiquette Workshop – How to be Taken Seriously

Who is ready for the next MOSTe workshop?!  Please join us on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at USC for our second quarterly workshop on “Professional Wear and Etiquette.”  We have a fantastic keynote speaker – the one and only DMA (Bio) – who will present on the topic of poise.  Scholars will have break out sessions discussing first impressions and strengths, as well as a focus session specifically for parents.  The end of the day will culminate in a mentor-led fashion show and is sure to be a good time!  See below for the complete program and bus schedule. Admission is free and lunch will be provided for all attendees. Please click here to register.


  • ALL Scholars are required to bring their Mid-Semester Progress Reports
  • 10th and 11th graders must also bring their Official Transcript from the 2015-2016 academic year (from your last school year)



Time Management Workshop

Calling all students, parents, mentors, and teacher liaisons!  Please join us on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at USC for our first quarterly workshop on time management.  We’ll assess behaviors used by highly effective people and practice goal setting for the year.  See below for the complete program and bus schedule. Admission is free. Please click here to register.time-management-workshop-2016

2nd Annual MOSTe College Symposium and Mentor Training

We’re excited to begin our new MOSTe academic year!  Please join us on September 17, 2016 at USC for our 2nd Annual MOSTe College Symposium . We’ll offer new and returning mentors an introduction to our overall program and discuss what we’ll achieve together this upcoming year. See below for the complete program and bus schedule. Admission is free. Please click here to register.

Thank you to those mentors who have already responded. If you haven’t yet, please email and let her know:
  1. Whether you’re continuing/joining as a mentor for the 2016-2017 school year
  2. The school where you currently serve (if applicable)
  3. Name of your scholar(s)