The Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable announced the award of 6 Impact Awards on Tuesday, May 21. The special awards are to the Passage Program at Los Angeles Southwest College. The program is a collaborative effort of staff and faculty at Southwest College to boost graduation rates of young African-American males. This year 12 young men received their degrees as a result of the Passage Program.
The six awardees were chosen based on their work, effort, and essays they wrote on the importance of leadership and service to the community.
“The Passage Program is the kind of program that gives me and my organization great pride and fulfillment in supporting,” says Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson, “There is no higher calling than to promote and recognize academic achievement in our communities and encourage our young scholars to be to be the best and attain their best.”