NBC LA spotlights MOSTe

Reporter Kim Baldonado recently interviewed our girls, mentors, and staff and put together this terrific piece for NBC LA’s Life Connected page:

MOSTe Empowers Girls From Underserved LA Neighborhoods to Become College-Educated Women

Heartfelt thanks to Kim, her team and NBC LA for highlighting our work to help these amazing girls achieve their full potential!

Want to make a positive difference in a young girl’s life?  Join us!

February 11th Workshop: Tapping Into Your Personal Mindset

Happy New Year, everyone!  We’re excited to announce the details for our next MOSTe workshop.  Please join us on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at USC for our third quarterly workshop, “Tapping Into Your Personal Mindset.”

As a special treat, President Kent Trachte of Lycoming College will attend the morning session. Lycoming and MOSTe are now in their third year as college access partners, an alliance that guarantees a generous financial aid package to the MOSTe scholars who qualify for admission. We’re proud to have five MOSTe students now attending Lyco in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and hope to increase our cohort this September.

See below for the complete workshop program and bus schedule. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided for all attendees. Please click here to register.


USC Parking Map

MOSTe comedy benefit on April 1 is SOLD OUT!


We’re now completely SOLD OUT for Krullapalooza IV, a night of comedy featuring Sarah Silverman and Margaret Cho, hosted by the amazing Tig Notaro as a benefit for MOSTe. If you didn’t snag a ticket, you’re still welcome to make a donation in honor of Suzanne Krull.

Hilarious comedian in front of urban window

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

Krullapalooza IV takes over 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. 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.

Hope to see you April 1 at:
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)