A Message From Luis Ignacio
Last year I ran for charity as well, and it was the best time of my life. This campaign brings joy to my heart and purpose into reaching goals that I didn’t think were possible. Any type of donation is appreciated as always.
Location / Venue
- 1000 Vin Scully Avenue
- Los Angeles, CA 90012
- Mar 24, 2019 06:00 am to
- Mar 24, 2019 07:00 pm
About This Campaign
As homelessness in the“Golden State” intensifies, the number of homeless students continues to rise. While the definition of “homeless” varies, it often includes those residing in shelters or cars, doubling up with other families or living on the street. Homelessness also has far-reaching consequences on academic achievement: It really undermines a student’s ability to do well in school. Their grades often suffer, and with lower test scores and overall,their chances of graduating are slimmer. They can barely escape their conditions of poverty long enough to complete their degrees.In this midst of the housing crisis experienced by thousands of people in Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Community College District has partnered up with the Los Angeles Marathon "Run for Charity Program" to fight student homelessness. Together, we will work to provide stability to homeless students in a time of stress and transition, and for those who do not have a permanent home to live in, we will help them to achieve academic success so they can break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Your financial support will provide food vouchers to give to students who lack funds for adequate food and meals.
The Foundation for Los Angeles Community Colleges has been approved once again as an official non-profit charity partner for both the Skechers Performance LA Big 5K on Saturday, March 23, 2019, and the LA Marathon and Charity Half- Marathon, taking place on Sunday, March 24, 2019. We are excited to invite our students, our faculty, and our staff to participate in these fun, exciting, and highly prestigious events and help us provide more wraparound programs to achieve Student success! You can participate as a walker, runner or volunteer! ...or give a donation to our campaigns. Your participation will help us to compete in these events consisting of 140 or more runners, walkers, and wheelchair cyclists– of all age groups: Baby Boomers, Millennials, Gen-Xers, Y's and Z's from our 9 colleges and our district office. We're building a healthy, productive, and skilled workforce for our city, our state, and our nation – and – we need your partnership to accomplish it. SIGNUP TODAY!
In accordance with Article 16, Section 6 of the California State Constitution and the Government Code Section 8314, the Los Angeles Community College District shall not make any gift or authorize the making ofany gift, of any public money, or thing of value to any individual. Therefore,the activities mentioned herein are being made available solely through the donations accepted from individuals, partnerships, corporations, organizations or other entities from which outright gifts and gift commitments have been provided to The Foundation for the Los Angeles Community Colleges, a 501(c)3nonprofit entity, which is an official charity partner of the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon and Big5K events.