E12 Students Learn How Our Community is Fighting Homelessness
Posted by Mitchell Englander on August 05, 2016 at 9:23 AM
This week, the E12 students continued their summer via public transportation and visited the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission and the Greig Smith Devonshire Police Activity League Supporters (PALS) Youth Center.
My Chief of Staff, John Lee, spoke with the students on the importance of community support and involvement in our collective fight against homelessness.
The students toured the "Family Success Center" and learned about the many social enterprises and initiatives the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission implements daily to help families. Through a network of community partners, the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission refers and assists families.
The students continued on the DASH circuit and visited the Greig Smith Devonshire Police Activity League Supporters (PALS) Youth Center and learned about the after school and intervention programs offered at the center.
Recently, during our Making Movies that Matter Youth Short Film Festival, Patrick Henry Middle School won Best PSA - Middle School Division for My Best Friend, a short film that sheds light on the ongoing homeless issue in the City of Los Angeles
-Mitchell Englander, Councilmember Twelfth District