Wednesday, July 9, 2008
This morning I had the honor to announce the awarding of $200,000 from The California Endowment to Legacy L.A., a developing nonprofit that plans to turn the old federal Armory at Hazard Park into a youth development center. I worked with Legacy L.A. to obtain these funds to kick off some of its work. Once converted, the armory will offer an array of educational, cultural and recreational services. I also announced the 10 winners of Legacy L.A.’s “Dream Big Fellowship,” a year-long program where high school kids will do research and help design the new youth center and decide what programs will best serve the surrounding communities. Some time ago, I thought why should we fill the armory with vehicles when we can fill it with kids? So congratulations to the Dream Big recipients – Adelante! The fellows are: Genesis Galvez, Karla Garcia, Jose Hernandez, Lucy Herrera, Marcela Juarez, Andres Martinez, Ismael Quezada, Arnold Ron, Martha Rosales and Jesus Valdez. And thanks to The California Endowment for your support!
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