December Impact Micro Awards Announced

Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable

December Impact Micro Awards Announced

December 9, 2011
for Immediate Release
Contact: Earl Ofari Hutchinson


December Impact Micro Awards Announced

The Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable announced its Impact Micro Awards for December on Monday, December 9. It will make the most awards to date in a single month. The December awards will bring the total to 25 awards made since the start of the program in June, 2011. 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 December award recipients are: Molly’s Mutts and Meows (Jennifer Charnofsky), the Children’s Dental Center of Los Angeles, Save Africa’s Children, the Friendship House of San Francisco, Angels for Sight (Lena Cole Dennis), and the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra. These groups and community establishments are building sustainable communities through their work to meet the medical needs of children and senior citizens, care and nurture in need African children, combat alcohol abuse among American Indians, defend animal rights, and mentor and train young musicians. 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:


“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 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 January.

***  Information and nominations for the Impact Awards Information 323-995-3191


December Awardees

Jennifer Charnofsky for Mollys Mutts and Meows provides animal rescue, shelter and protection, and adoption for at risk, injured and stray animals in Los Angeles. The organization is a premier voice and advocate for animal rights.

Molly’s Mutts and Meows is a non-profit animal rescue organization. Our goal is to help animals from the Los Angeles area shelters find loving, new forever homes. We work independently, but also partner, pull and place animals with other reputable 501c3 regroups and individual rescuers in the community. We believe the more local rescue people effectively communicate with ea

The Children’s Dental Center of Greater Los Angeles provides a combination of preventive, educational and dental treatment services for children of working poor families, TCDC has increased access to exceptional oral health programs and services for some 400,000 individuals in Greater Los Angeles.

Cole Dennis for Angels for Sight is a community-based organization dedicated to providing free vision screening, eye examinations and glasses to the uninsured, underserved children and seniors..

Friendship House Association of American Indians, Inc. of San Francisco provides residential substance abuse treatment for American Indians. It maintains strong track record of providing holistic prevention, treatment, and recovery services to American Indians.

West Angeles COGIC founded Save Africa’s Children provides direct support and care to orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty and war throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.

The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra presents young musicians from diverse backgrounds with the chance to study established masterworks and the exciting opportunity to premiere new music. It serves many students who come from schools without any music program.

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