Founder and CEO of The Jonathan Foundation for Children With Learning Disabilities
Ms. Marhaba has established a nonprofit organization in 2001 (The Jonathan Foundation for Children With Learning Disabilities, Inc. � www.thejonathanfoundation.org)
Raja was recognized in The San Fernando Valley Business Journal in 2002 for �Learning the Hard Way�. Raja Marhaba won a Scholarship to The Anderson School of Business at UCLA - Business Development Entrepreneur Program, graduated in February 2004. She was selected and successfully completed the first cohort of the federally-funded Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT) Program in 2006. After her completion of the SEAT Program, she was selected to be a member of the Education Panel & Committee for the Juvenile Division of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, which is comprised of special education attorneys and advocates, who are court-appointed to represent the educational needs of children involved in the foster care and probation systems.
Raja Marhaba holds a certificate in Paralegal Studies with a Concentration in Litigation and Corporations from the University of California, Los Angeles, an American Bar Association Certificate Program (2009). In 2016 she received Enterprising Women of the Year Award, and her Construction Co. made the 2017 Inc. 5000 fastest growing company by industry and revenue list. She graduated the Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program, June 2018 hosted by Inc. 500.
She is the recipient for the 2019 L�Or�al Paris Women of Worth Awards, December 2019 she was recognized by the Daily News for her accomplishments with The Jonathan Foundation. December 2019 The San Fernando Valley Business Journal recognized her for her work with The Jonathan Foundation, she has been asked by Arianna Huffington to write articles about The Jonathan Foundation and other topics that are community based for her online newspaper, Thrive Global. She was honored on the 11th Multicultural International Motion Picture Association as a 2020 Lady in Red Diamond Rose Award recipient for her work with The Jonathan Foundation.
2021 Raja B. Marhaba is the recipient of The Diane Lipton Award for Outstanding Advocacy. She was recognized for her work in helping students and families who strive for guidance, supporting them in navigating the right path for their children. 2021 Raja Marhaba was included in, The San Fernando Valley Business Journal sixth annual Valley 200, a special standalone book featuring short profiles of the most influential leaders in the Valley area. Given her stature, and involvement in the valley from Martec Construction to The Jonathan Foundation, and her involvement with Val*Pac (San Fernando Valley Business Political Action Committee) she was honored amongst the elite in her community.
The Jonathan Foundation (TJF) strives to be the voice that bridges families, schools, and resources for every child to learn.
TJF funds psychoeducational assessments in the areas of social, emotional, behavioral, academic, and cognitive domains as well as provides advocacy services. We have supported hundreds of children and their families since 2013.
Every Child has a right to a Free and Appropriate Public Education.
� The Diane Lipton Award
COPAA Board Announces the 2021 Diane Lipton Award for Outstanding Advocacy Recipient Raja B. Marhaba, California, for her work to help students and families who strive for guidance and support in navigating the right path for their children. The Jonathan Foundation does just that and more. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to disseminating information to families in such desperate need. Parents are the biggest advocates for their children. Through her foundation, Ms. Marhaba, through her own personal journey with her son, gained an incredible amount of knowledge, courage and drive to carry out this level of support by extending it to other families. Raja has touched so many families through her work and has had a profound impact in altering the course of many of these young people�s lives--many of whom, who were at risk for giving up on their hopes and dreams because they were not receiving the support and services they needed. For many years Raja has provided pro bono services to America's sex trafficking victims through Children of the Night. She is fearless in her advocacy and commands respect and action from members of the educational community who have routinely denied services to this vulnerable population.
� 2021 Raja Marhaba was included in, The San Fernando Valley Business Journal sixth annual Valley 200
A special standalone book featuring short profiles of the most influential leaders in the Valley area. Given her stature, and involvement in the valley from Martec Construction to The Jonathan Foundation, and her involvement with Val*Pac (San Fernando Valley Business Political Action Committee) she was honored amongst the elite in her community.
� Raja Bishara Marhaba has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry
Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry honor description Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry issued a Press Release on Raja Marhaba's 2020 Induction
� The Daily Point of Light Award
The Daily Point of Light Award is presented by @PointsofLight each day, celebrating the power of individuals to spark change and improve the world. I am honored to be today�s Daily Point of Light for the work I do with The Jonathan Foundation for Children With Learning Disabilities.
� 2020 Lady in Red Diamond Rose Honoree
11th Multicultural International Motion Picture Association as a 2020 Lady in Red Diamond Rose Honoree for her work with The Jonathan Foundation.
� 2019 L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Award
2019 L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth for her work with The Jonathan Foundation
� Martec Construction, Inc. made the Inc. 5000 List
July 2017 Martec Construction, Inc. made the Inc. 5000 list for being one of the fastest private growing companies. A huge recognition.
Ms. Marhaba has been recognized in the Daily News, The San Fernando Valley Business Journal, EIN News desk, and L'Oreal Paris for her work with The Jonathan Foundation for Children With Learning Disabilities.
EP MAGAZINE, PAGE 43. EMBARKING ON THE SPECIAL EDUCATION JOURNEY, BY RAJA MARHABA
2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Award
Resilience and perseverance in any situation definitely pays off!!
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