July 21, 2016
LACDF awarded over $54,000 in Housing Authority Resident Scholarship funds to 39 public housing and Section 8 participants attending a 4-year university, community college, or vocational program.
This one-day conference, exclusively for HACoLA participants pursuing higher education, focused on educational workshops, career panels, college resources, and more. A sampling of workshop presenters included: African American Board Leadership Institute, Los Angeles Southwest College, Health Net, Pierce College, and the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium.
Panelist, and current LACDF Advisory board member, Rosie Vasquez, spoke on the importance of self-confidence and resilience. As a former HACoLA participant, Rosie spoke of her journey from college to her current career as a nurse. Her story of using higher education as a vehicle to end generational poverty was both inspiring and timely.
“The 2016 Reality Check Conference allows HACoLA participants to gather with their peers, and learn how best to reach their goal of a college degree,” stated Sean Rogan, HACoLA Executive Director.
Scholarship funds made possible through the generous donations of the California Community Foundation, Edison International, and the employees of the Community Development Commission/HACoLA.
July 9, 2015
LACDF awarded over $43,000 in scholarships to 30 Public Housing residents and Section 8 tenants attending a 4-year university, community college, or vocational school. Awardees were recognized during the Reality Check Conference held at The California Endowment Center in Los Angeles.
Officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as representatives from the County’s First, Third, and Fifth Supervisorial Districts also addressed recipients, offering their congratulations. Annually, LACDF offers scholarships as it fulfills its mission to end generational poverty in low-income housing throughout Los Angeles County by providing positive life-changing opportunities.
This year’s awards were made possible through the generous donations of the California Community Foundation, Dr. Smile Dental, Aleshire & Wynder LLP Attorneys at Law, Access Pacific, and employees of Community Development Commission/HACoLA.