Sunday, November 06, 2011
for Immediate Release
November Impact Micro Awards Announced
The Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable announced its monthly Impact Micro Awards for November on Monday, November 7. The Impact Micro Awards are made to support organizations and individuals that have a proven track record of commitment to building community sustainability projects, activities, and service. The micro awards are given monthly.
The November award recipients are: Mazon Inc., A Jewish Response to Hunger, Youth N’ Motion Academy, the Korean-American Historical Society, Centro Latino for Literacy, and the Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community. These groups and community establishments are building sustainable communities through their work to reduce environmental risks, promote immigrant and youth literacy and education, engage in the ongoing fight against hunger, mentoring, physical and educational training for at risk youth mentoring, and the preservation and education of Korean-American culture and education. These organizations have shown by their work and example their unswerving dedication to building sustainable communities. Their mission, work and accomplishments are spotlighted on the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable
“Budget cutbacks, the sharp increase in poverty, and the on-going struggle of small community service groups for funding have made it more imperative that we help fill the funding gap to boost them in their efforts to build community sustainability in under-served communities,” says Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson, “The Impact Micro Awards aim to further community self-reliance and independence. This is the pathway to citizen empowerment.”
The Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable will make its next Impact Awards in December. Information and nominations for the Impact Awards
Information 323-630-2649 or 424-558-1929
Centro Latino for Literacy teaches adult Spanish speakers basic literacy and vital skills to achieve their goals and create a healthier society. Located in Pico-Union, just west of downtown Los Angeles, Centro Latino provides Pre-ESL Basic and Functional Spanish language literacy courses.
MAZON, which means “food” or “sustenance” in Hebrew, was the first national organization to rally the American Jewish community around the issue of hunger, and remains the only national Jewish organization dedicated exclusively to that same cause.
Korean American Historical Society (KAHS) is dedicated to enriching the collective memory of Korean Americans through collecting, maintaining, and transmitting the heritage and achievements of Koreans living in the United States and abroad.
Youth ‘N Motion Academy, Inc. is committed to serving youth of all backgrounds in under-represented and at risk areas in the Los Angeles area.
It provides sponsorship and scholarships programs for children of all ages, in low income & disadvantage communities to have access to Martial Arts training, Afterschool and summer programs, learning opportunity, giving them an opportunity to have equal chance for their future.
The Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community is dedicated to environmental quality, protection and beautification, and outdoor survival programs in underserved communities.
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