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C.U.S.P. (Commited to Uplifting Single Parents)

C.U.S.P. Newsletter

Our Mission: It is our mission to empower and assist single parents with the difficult challenges of parenthood through a range of financial and social services which will allow them to provide safe and loving homes for their children. 

About Us: C.U.S.P. (Committed to Uplifting Single Parents) a  501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing connections to resources, social services and wealth building programs for single-parent families in the Los Angeles area and its surrounding communities.  

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How To Establish a Budget
Are you looking for an effective way to establish a budget? Beginning on the first day of a new month, get a receipt for everything you purchase. Stack and review receipts at the end of the month, and you will clearly be able to see where your money is going. 




Healthy family technology use: five steps


Healthy family technology use is about finding a balance between using technology in ways that meet your individual needs and ways that support positive family relationships. Our five-step guide can get you started on a plan that works for your family.


Your family’s relationship with technology: is it healthy?

Family relationships with technology are about:

  • how individual family members use technology
  • how individual technology use affects your family, including family relationships and communication.

If your family has a healthy relationship with technology, you all try to use technology in ways that are good for your family relationships. Also, you’re all more likely to have positive media experiences that meet your individual needs and interests.

You can achieve a healthy family relationship with technology by talking about technology use together and agreeing on basic rules and principles for family technology use. Our five-step guide below can get your family off to a good start.

Step 1: role-modeling healthy technology use

When it comes to technology use, you’re a key role model for your child.

Your own technology use and how you talk about it can shape what your child thinks is an OK way to use technology. The way you use technology also sends your child a message about how important you think technology is. For example, if you forget to take your phone when you leave the house, how does your child see you respond?

technology diary can help you work out how much time you’re spending using screens and what kind of messages you’re sending your child about technology use. Try keeping the diary for a week. You could ask your child to keep a diary as well. At the end of the week, you and your child could share your diaries and talk about what they show.

For example, you might say, ‘My diary showed that I spend more time on social media than I realized. I’m going to make an effort to spend less time doing that. Did your diary tell you anything surprising?’.

It’s also good to talk with your child about the apps you use, the people and groups you follow, or interesting things you’ve read. This helps to create a safe, trusting environment at home where it’s OK to talk openly about technology use. More Steps

Parental controls and safety settings

Most devices have safety settings or parental controls, which help to control the content your child sees on her screen.

Safety settings can be useful when you have younger children. But tools like internet filters don’t necessarily reduce the online risk for older children.

These tools can even increase the risk for teenagers over 14 years. If children are using filters at this age, they might not be developing the skills they need to avoid inappropriate content. And when they use the internet in unfiltered environments, they might take risks either accidentally or on purpose.

It’s also best to avoid using surveillance apps that let you secretly monitor your child’s online activity. Using these apps sends the message that you don’t trust your child.

Trust between you and your child helps keep your child safe online. Calm, open conversations about internet use can help your child feel that you trust him to be responsible online. And if your child feels trusted, he’s more likely to talk with you about what he does online and tell you about online content and contacts that worry him. 



In accordance with our mission to provide you with the best in support services, we are very excited to tell you that C.U.S.P. has partnered with Apprisen.

, a professional provider of financial counseling who has serviced families all across the United States for nearly 60 years. Apprisen's mission is to help people improve their financial well-being through counseling, community outreach, and financial education.
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C.U.S.P. continues to strive to connect you with resources that allow you to live YOUR BEST LIFE! We are happy to have these partnerships and look forward to your success. 


Across South Los Angeles and neighboring cities, people just like you are proving you can start small and think big. South LA Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. Our tips and tools can help you set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and start saving. Now is the time! Take financial action today! “Start small, think big” and make your dreams a reality! 

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Inner City Youth Empowerment (ICYE): A youth empowerment initiative of C.U.S.P. Inc. a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, CA. ICYE utilizes a variety of strategies to engage youth and young adults ages 12-25. ICYE will provide classes, seminars, conference, and collaborate with other community organizations on programs and events. We will also share tools, tips, and resources.

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