2012 POWER Awards Banquet
Invest in leaders that Get It Done! Join us for an afternoon of good food, good fun, and great leadership on display. POWER's 2012 Awards Banquet will honor the following individuals and organizations that have made POWER's victories possible through their commitment to positive social change:
Kendra Moore, President -- Holiday Venice Tenant Action Committee
Susanne Browne -- Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
California Teacher's Association
We will provide the food and drink, and you'll hear electrifying testimonies from awardees and POWER members. Performing artists will entertain you. Plus, you'll get to mingle with the POWER community. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in December? Event is Saturday, December 15, 1-4pm at Lawry's The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills.
More about POWER:
POWER is a grassroots organization of low-income leaders from Westside Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, the San Pedro/Harbor region, and throughout Los Angeles. We employ a community organizing strategy that emphasizes relationship building and direct action to create meaningful change in the neighborhoods where we work. POWER develops community leaders who tackle tough issues and win improvements for their communities.
In March 2010, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy released "Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of Advocacy, Organizing and Civic Engagement in Los Angeles County," a study which found that POWER leverages $170 worth of positive community impact for every $1 invested in the organization (almost double the average LA County return on investment). POWER victories translate into real, tangible improvements in our communities. Improvements such as:
> Creating $100 Million of new affordable housing, and preserving another $100 Million of affordable housing in the Los Angeles Coastal Zone (within 1 mile of the Pacific Ocean)
> The LAUSD Cafeteria Reform lowering the sugar, salt and fat in every LA Unified School District public school cafeteria -- over 700 schools serving better food!
> Preserving the Holiday Venice apartments, home to over 1,200 low-income residents in the hyper-gentrified Venice neighborhood, maintaining racial and economic diversity in Venice Beach
> Training 1,000s of low-income community leaders to have the confidence, competence and experience to organize their communities, navigate the corporate and government institutions that impact their communities, and make real change that makes social justice a reality.
POWER leaders don't just hope for change -- they Get It Done! Join us to celebrate our 2012 achievements!
Lawry's The Prime Rib (View)
100 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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