A Message from Mike Jackson, Ph.D., President and CEO of Drew Child Development Corporation
Our 5th Annual “It Takes a Village” Community Awards program was a huge success. We would like to thank all who supported our efforts; our honorees, nominating committee, sponsors, partners, and each individual donor who attended the event. We are incredibly grateful for your continued support. We hope all who attended enjoyed an inspiring evening which included a compelling armchair discussion on empowerment and advocacy of our children and their families, and a rich and varied silent auction—a small token of both our genuine appreciation for each of our guests and our desire to continue our partnership in collectively growing Drew’s capacity to serve our community well.
Following the reception, our Award Ceremony took place in which we recognized the efforts of eight individuals who have proven themselves to be pillars in our community, and true advocates for the children of South Los Angeles. Hearing their inspirational words and deep commitment to Los Angeles’ youth was certainly a highlight of the evening. This year’s program also included a special STEM demonstration from the children of Drew and a highlighting of one of our most dedicated parents and supporters. Throughout the night, we saw first-hand the unwavering commitment to and support for our most valuable resource, our children. Be sure to keep following Drew CDC so as not to miss any exciting developments at the organization, and please plan to join us next year for our 6th Annual “It Takes a Village” Event.
Lastly, as we reflect on the extraordinary achievements of our honorees and celebrate our community, we must remember that there is much more work to be done to ensure that our youth have every opportunity to lead successful lives. Our village is only as strong as each of its members, and I hope you will continue to contribute to our ongoing effort to strengthen our community and help our children and families thrive.
My sincere appreciation,
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