About Transcendence {Our Mission}

Transcendence is an organization that runs toward the "fire" to help build communities, enable dreams of children and transform the lives of families. We focus on the “hotspots” to support programs that will create opportunities for, and enhance the lives of, children and their families who today are under-served. We collaborate with community based partners and provide financial support of programs with similar objectives. Learn More

Collaboration Corner

  • A Special Thank You To Our Newest Corporate Partners

    We wanted to say a special thanks to all of the organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to our local inland communities by offering generous financial support for our upcoming projects. Thank you: Edison International, Microsoft, TIBCO software Inc., and The University of La Verne  

  • What do we mean by running to the fire?

    Someone recently asked, “what do you mean when you say, Transcendence is an organization that runs to the fire?” This is a fantastic concept that was introduced to our organization by our former executive Director Rev La Quetta Bush Simmons. She fondly recounted the story of how her father, who happened to be a well known figure in the community here in Pomona, came home one evening to see that one of the houses in his neighborhood was on fire. While they could see people running from the flames, he did just the opposite and ran toward the burning building […] 

  • Welcome to Transcendence

    Welcome everyone to the launch of our new website. Transcendence is an organization started in 1986 by a dynamic woman named Earlene Thompson who worked for Lockhead Aircraft and was a foster parent. Her vision was to “pull weeds” out of the lives of children and make their tomorrows better than their yesterdays. Along with her husband, Willie, they appropriately called the organization Wilene’s Regrowth Center. Our history of child advocacy involved group homes, foster care and mental health programs. To read more about our history please see the About page. Today Transcendence is an organization that runs the “fire” […] 

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