Building Healthy Communities Initiative Awards Launched – Submit Your Nominations

January 12, 2012
for Immediate Release
Contact: Earl Ofari Hutchinson
323-383-6145

January Impact Micro Awards Announced

Building Healthy Communities Initiative Awards Launched

The Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable announced its Impact Micro Awards for January on Thursday, January 11. The January awards will include the first monthly awards under our Building Healthy Communities Initiative. The initiative supports organizations working in America’s most underserved communities in cities nationally. The city chosen in January is Brownsville, Texas. The Impact Micro Awards are made to support organizations and individuals that have a proven track record of commitment to building community sustainability projects, activities, and service. The micro awards are given monthly. Wells Fargo Foundation is a major partner with the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable Impact Award Program.

The January award recipients are: The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, and Pathways to Your Future in Los Angeles.  The Building Healthy Communities Initiative award recipients are Healthy Communities of Brownsville, and Casa of Cameron & Willacy Counties in Brownsville, Texas. These groups and community establishments are building sustainable communities through their work to meet the health and educational needs of abused, at risk and homeless children and teens, mentor and train young musicians, and provide social action citizen empowerment leadership training. These organizations have shown by their work and example their unswerving dedication to building sustainable communities. Their mission, work and accomplishments are spotlighted on the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable website: http://www.laupr.org/

“Budget cutbacks, the sharp increase in poverty, and the on-going struggle of small community service groups for funding have made it more 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, “The Impact Micro Awards and the Building Healthy Communities Initiative aim to further community self-reliance and independence. This is the pathway to citizen empowerment.”

The Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable will make its next Impact Awards in February. Information and nominations for the Impact Awards

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