The Latin Business Association
is proud to have partnered with
and Bridge Street, Inc. Los Angeles
Fremont High School Sons and Brothers Student Recovery Day
which took place
Friday, January 24, 2014
John C. Fremont High School
7676 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA
AREA POLITICAL AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO SEND DOOR-TO-DOOR VOLUNTEER OPERATION TO GET CHRONICALLY ABSENT KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL
The California Endowment convened the second in a series of its signature Sons and Brothers Student Recovery Days to galvanize parents, students, teachers, community-based organizations, civic leaders and volunteers to go door-to-door and recover chronically absent youth by bringing them back to school or connecting their family to the appropriate social service needed to address what could be clinical issues requiring varying forms of professional assistance.
- Robert K. Ross, MD- President & CEO, The California Endowment
- Curren Price, Jr.- Los Angeles City Councilmember, 9th District
- Hon. Reggie Jones-Sawyer- California Assemblymember, 59th District
- Steve Zimmer- Los Angeles Board of Education, 4th District
- Dr. Alma Salazar- VP of Education and Workforce Development, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
- Theresa Martinez- President & CEO, The Latino Chamber of Commerce
- Skip Cooper- CEO- The Black Business Association
- Peter Beltran- representing The Latin Business Association
- Efren Martinez- Executive Director- The Florence-Firestone/Walnut Park Chamber of Commerce
California’s future is in color. More than 70% of people in California under the age of 25 identify as persons of color in the 2010 Census. We cannot succeed without them, yet far too many of our boys and young men of color are falling behind in school or are in crisis.
The Latin Business Association, Chambers of Commerce and other organizations support this work because they know the success of boys and young men of color is important to California’s future economic outlook. The California Endowment has made a commitment to helping improve the outcomes for boys and young men of color and has allocated significant financial and intellectual resources to that effort.
The day is highlighted by a “keep kids in school” program, in which partners go into the community to the homes of absent students in an effort to bring them back to school and connect their family to any needed social services. The program begins with an 8:30am press conference, followed by a 9:00am volunteer training and dispatch. Volunteers will go door-to-door in the surrounding community and return at 12 noon for lunch and debriefing. (Reporters are not allowed to accompany volunteers to the homes of absent students due to privacy issues).
“I know that when we help our sons, we’re building future fathers, colleagues and productive members of society. When we help our sons, we help our daughters — and everyone.”
– Robert K. Ross, M.D.
CEO, The California Endowment
Learn more about the California Endowment Sons and Brothers Student Recovery Days Program.