This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Acts Of Courage And Leadership Recognized By California Community Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From planting vegetable gardens in empty dirt lots for South LA residents to a young entrepreneur empowering East LA teenagers with solid business skills, to a human trafficking survivor working tirelessly to end the cycle of violence against women.  These are just a few of the stories behind the honorees of the 2013 Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles Awards, presented by the California Community Foundation (CCF) on October 9 at Club Nokia at LA Live.   Each honoree received a grant in their name to the nonprofit organization of their choice.  

"These five courageous and enterprising people truly represent CCF's Unsung Heroes because of their extraordinary efforts of philanthropy that are bringing new resources to people in Los Angeles County," said Antonia Hernandez, chief executive officer of CCF.  "We are honored to recognize them for the impact they have made to improve lives of those most in need and hope that their compassion and advocacy will inspire others."  

Unsung Heroes celebrated include:

  • Ron Finley - The Ron Finley Project. A green activist in South LA who installs gardens in unused and to transform neighborhoods one step at a time.   View Ron's story
  • Maria Suarez -  As a teen, she was "bought" by her employer and held captive as his slave for five years, then sent to prison for a crime she didn't commit. Now Maria is working tirelessly against human trafficking.  View Maria's Story
  • Ezequiel Olvera - Gumball Foundation , helps teenagers in East LA acquire business skills in real-life working situations and earn an income to pay college. View Ezequiel's Story
  • Sophie Alpert - Piece By Piece  Launched a mosaic art workshop to assist homeless and underserved residents earn additional income through their own art.  View Sophie's story
  • Donald Manelli - Care Harbor , provides families without insurance coverage a top quality medical and dental care experience by bringing medical resources to those living in poverty.  View Donald's Story

California Community Foundation (CCF) is a public, charitable organization serving Los Angeles County in multiple capacities since 1915. It advances philanthropy and serves as a steward of charitable funds and legacies. It makes grants to nonprofits and collaborates in addressing the critical needs of vulnerable populations. It actively engages in community problem solving with business, civic, government and other organizations.

Media Contacts: CCF - Stacy Miller | (818) 402-5806 | Stacy@StacyMillerPA.com

SOURCE California Community Foundation

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 17,826.30 -279.47 -1.54%
S&P 500 2,081.18 -23.81 -1.13%
NASDAQ 4,931.8150 -75.9760 -1.52%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs