Children Uniting Nations is dedicated to reshaping the lives of at-risk and foster youth through positive mentoring and academic advocacy. It was my privilege to help this organization impact the lives of children it reaches.

Most recently, Joyce and Aubrey Chernick put support behind an academic mentoring center at the Barrett Elementary School in Los Angeles through Children Uniting Nations. Read more.

Aubrey Chernick also supports the organization by attending its annual Oscars Viewing Party.

More about the Chernicks support of CUN from a Jan. 2013 press release:

The founder of Children Uniting Nations (CUN), Daphna Edwards Ziman, announced that this leading non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality mentors and advocates for foster and at-risk children, will now be providing both computer technology and mentoring support at Samuel Gompers Middle School in South Los Angeles. […]

“We are very pleased that the Chernick Family is supporting Samuel Gompers Middle School through both computer technology and an Academic Mentor Center,” said Ms. Ziman.  “But more importantly, we are most grateful for the generosity of the Chernick’s for affording us the opportunity to improve the lives and future of those attending the school.”

“Daphna Ziman has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of at-risk children, and we are proud to support new programs at Samuel Gompers Middle School,” said Mr. Aubrey Chernick. “We supported Daphna’s Children Uniting Nations in 2012. We were so impressed with their work that we have decided to make a larger commitment to their efforts,” added Joyce Chernick.

Aubrey Chernick, a renowned Los Angeles computer software entrepreneur who founded the Candle Corporation, has been supporting causes and creating programs that provided academic support and nurtured computer skills in at-risk youth for over two decades. As Founder and CEO of Candle, Chernick instituted a teen-apprentice program and paid-internship positions for over 50 inner city youth at his El Segundo-based offices. Many of these kids went on to attend college and build careers in the computer software industry. A portion of the funds allocated to the mentoring program at Samuel Gompers Middle School will be used to provide new computers for the mentoring center.