May 3, 2013
for Immediate Release
Contact: Debbie Washington
Building Self-Sustaining Communities Project
Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable Awards 100th Impact Micro Award in May
The Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable announced on Friday, May 3 its 100th Impact Micro Award. The 100th award was among the nine Impact Micro Awards for May. The May awards are part of its Building Self-Sustaining Communities Project. The Project supports organizations and individuals working in the most underserved communities in Los Angeles County and other cities. In May, we selected five teachers from The Watts Learning Center, three teachers from Crenshaw High School, and the organizations: the Prayers & Squares Ministry, and Wisdom From the Field Inc. The funds will go to provide the teachers with much needed classroom materials, books, tapes, visual aids, office supplies, and computer equipment. The funding for the two organizations selected will go to assist them in their counseling, tutoring, and service providing to the sick and disabled.
“The 100th Impact Micro Award this month marks a true milestone in our community donor program that began in June, 2011. The program was initiated to meet the crucial need for funding of grassroots, community service, and advocacy groups and fund starved inner city schools. We felt it 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, “ Building Self-Sustaining Communities Award Program aims to further community self-reliance and independence. This is the pathway to citizen empowerment.”
The organizations and individuals that received Impact Awards are listed on the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable website; http://www.laupr.org
Wells Fargo Foundation is a major partner with the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable’s Impact Micro Award Program.
The Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable will make its next Building Self-Sustaining Communities Awards in June. Information and nominations for the Awards