Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation Honored by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for Commitment to Youth Education.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation received recognition from fourth district Supervisor Janice Hahn at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting on May 14, 2024. Supervisor Hahn praised the foundation on X/Twitter for its relentless dedication to supporting the educational aspirations of youth, citing their impactful initiatives such as the 2024 College Pledge Scholarship Program, which this year offers $100,000 in college scholarships.

Since its beginning, the foundation has distributed over $220,000 in scholarships, aiding graduating seniors in their academic pursuits and personal development. Over 200 students applied for this year's scholarships, with recipients set to be honored at the upcoming College Pledge Scholarship Reception on June 13.

 Photo: Left to Right: LUSD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Shawna Dinkins, Manuel Romero, Executive Director Elsa Chagolla, Supervisor Janice Hahn, LPEF Coordinator Emanuel Enciso, Board Member Rev. Ruben Rubio.


"We’re excited that the foundation is being recognized by the Board of Supervisors, our District is committed to supporting the foundation’s mission and we are looking forward to the work they have planned for our future students,” stated LUSD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Shawna Dinkins who was also in attendance.

Executive Director Elsa Chagolla, in a moving address during the recognition ceremony, emphasized the foundation's primary goal of facilitating college access by alleviating financial barriers for students. “…the work we do is to try to create a brighter future for our Lynwood students, and their families and we couldn’t do this without all of your support,” said Chagolla.

Looking ahead, the Foundation is excited to invite the community and alumni to participate in upcoming events. The Foundation will host their Alumni Center grand opening on May 30, 2024, offering a hub for alumni engagement and support, for information on the celebration click here. Additionally, nominations are open for the second annual Alumni Awards Gala, scheduled for September 26, 2024, at Bateman Hall. Further details about this event and nominations can be found here.

The Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation remains steadfast in its mission to support students and foster academic success. The recognition by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors serves as a testament to their impactful work, inspiring hope and opportunity within the Lynwood community.

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