John Outterbridge: Director of the Watts Towers Arts Center from 1975 to 1990, John started the annual Day of the Drum Festival and the annual Simon Rodia Jazz Festival. He continues to be deeply involved in the Los Angeles arts community, supporting emerging and established community-based artists, while exhibiting his sculptures in local galleries and […]
Lee Brainerd: RPCV (Senegal, ’72-’74), Lee was a Peace Corps recruiter for 6 years, also teaching ESL to “boat people” in Boston & New York, and later U.S. Civics to amnesty seekers in L.A. She has written or co-written over 40 textbooks and test-prep books. Lee was active in the California home schooling movement, authoring […]
Sharon Stricker: Executive Director of LACER, a non-profit organization which runs arts and literacy based after school programs in LAUSD middle schools. Amanda Wash: Founder of AFACT (A Foundation of African Children Today) a community based organization that provides support for famine and AIDS stricken children in Africa.
Debrah Constance: Debrah started A Place Called Home with the belief that one person can make a difference. The center provides 4800 member, ages 9-20, with a secure, positive environment where they can regain hope and belief, earn trust, self respect and learn skills to lead a productive life style free of the gangs and […]