COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INVITES THE PUBLIC TO “SAVING OUR SONS: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION”

LOS ANGELES – California Community Foundation (CCF) invites parents, educators, employers, community, civic and religious leaders, and all concerned members of the public to participate in a historic town hall on the need to change and improve conditions for Black male youth in Los Angeles that are adversely affecting their futures.  “SAVING OUR SONS: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION” will take place on Wednesday, May 2, at 6 p.m., in the North Tent at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College (LATTC), 1937 Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90015. More than 200 people are expected in attendance.

 

Twenty years after the civil unrest in Los Angeles, Black male youth have significant challenges related to their educational and employment prospects.  Additionally, while Black male youth make up 10 percent of L.A. County’s youth population, they comprise approximately 33 percent of all youth under probation supervision.   

 

The event on May 2 is supported by Brotherhood Crusade, Community Coalition, Liberty Hill Foundation, Los Angeles Urban league, Youth Justice Coalition, Youth Mentoring Connection, and the Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles, and will feature a personal appearance by actor and activist Larenz Tate (TV’s “Rescue Me”,  and films such as, “Ray”, “Love Jones”, “Crash”, and “Menace II Society”).

 

In addition, the event will culminate in a major announcement by CCF.

 

Free parking for the event is available at the LATTC parking lots on Grand Ave. in between Washington Blvd. and 23rd St., or in campus lot F.  People may register for the free event in advance, at www.calfund.org/sos.

 

California Community Foundation (CCF) is a multi-faceted and public charitable organization serving Los Angeles County since 1915.  It encourages philanthropy by individuals, families, companies and organizations, and serves as a steward of their charitable funds and legacies.  It manages grant-making programs and engages in major initiatives with local nonprofits in the arts, education, health care, housing and neighborhoods, human development, and civic engagement.  It actively encourages and supports community problem solving with local, regional and national partners in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.  For more information, visit calfund.org.

 

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