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Los Angeles Maritime Instiute

Ralph’s Grocery Stores will donate 1% to 4% of eligible purchases.

Register your Rewards Card online

Sign up to have a percentage of your grocery purchases benefit Los Angeles Maritime Institute.
1) Go to
www.ralphs.com   2) Click on Sign in/Register   3) Click on SIGN UP TODAY
Be sure to accurately check information entered to ensure LAMI will receive the donation.
  Ralph's will send an email to confirm sign up.
  Click on  confirmation and use the drop down list to choose LAMI or type in Los Angeles Maritime Institute.  You are now registered to donate to us by shopping.  Thank you!
If you only use your phone number and do not know your card number, call 1-800-660-9003. You need all the digits from your card to register for the Community Contributions Program.







Why give to Los Angeles Maritime Institute?

Our TopSail Youth Program is offered year-round, free of charge to students from under-resourced schools and youth organizations in San Pedro and Wilmington, and throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.  Since our founding in 1992, we have served more than 50,000 at-risk youth in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles County.

Our "no cost" program is offered to Title I upper elementary, middle and high schools as well as youth groups located within the 15 council districts of the City of Los Angeles, and is made possible by generous financial support from the Port of Los Angeles, a TopSail program sponsor for more than a decade.

Our "reduced cost" program is offered to any school or youth group with limited ability to pay, thanks to the support of corporate sponsors, foundations and individual donors.  In addition, any revenue earned from public sails, fundraising events or private bookings goes back into our program.

Since our inception, our goal has been to never be in port when we ought to be at sea, to never turn a kid away for lack of money, and to never sail with an empty berth. 


We hope you will partner with us in our mission to provide educational, transformational experiences at sea for all of LA's Youth!  Please donate today and help keep our program afloat.  Remember... 

Today's youth are tomorrow's leaders.




Program Donations


The Swift Restoration 




   The Swift of Ipswich is currently in Chula Vista for the completion of her restoration.  She is expected to return to LAMI's fleet in 2014.








The Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) serves to empower youth to discover their greater potential through extraordinary at-sea experiences. We envision a thriving community where every child can look to the future with confidence.

The TopSail Youth Program takes place aboard the twin brigantines, Exy Johnson and Irving Johnson, the Official Tall Ships and Maritime Ambassadors of the City of Los Angeles.

Our thanks to the Port of Los Angeles for supporting the TopSail Youth Program for more than a decade!

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