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Roshawn Davis is awarded Youth Leadership Award

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in News, Stories | 2 comments

Roshawn Davis is awarded Youth Leadership Award

Congratulations to Roshawn Davis, graduate of Hathaway-Sycamores’ Transitional Independent Living Program, on receiving the California Coalition for Youth Jim Levine Youth Leadership Award! Informing Roshawn of the honor, Paul A. Curtis the Executive Director of the California Coalition for Youth (CCY) stated “I have personally been very moved by what I have read about you.  Upon graduation from the Transitional Age Youth program you immediately came to be recognized as a leader and someone...

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Clinton’s Story

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Stories | 0 comments

Giving Hope to the Hopeless Two years ago, a single mother suffered a seizure while driving her two children home from school in South Los Angeles. The children survived, but were devastated to learn their mom died instantly. 4-year-old Clinton suffered a severe spinal cord injury. Tragically the surgery to correct the damage left Clinton in a wheelchair, permanently paralyzed. After months in the hospital, Clinton went to live with the only family member willing to provide the constant care...

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Dedicated Volunteer: Anthony J. Vargas

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Sidebar, Stories | 0 comments

Dedicated Volunteer: Anthony J. Vargas

Hathaway-Sycamores is always looking for volunteers with the time and desire to give back to the community. Some volunteers participate in a one day project and some look for an ongoing role with the opportunity to establish deep, lasting and impactful relationships. Anthony J. Vargas “AJ”, an extraordinary individual who has served as a volunteer in the mentoring program at our Highland Park Family Resource Center for over ten years, falls into the latter category. A resident of North...

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KCBS News People2Watch – Chris Hopgood and Morton Lee

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in News, Press, Stories | 2 comments

KCBS News People2Watch – Chris Hopgood and Morton Lee

It took a compassionate couple, combined with an innovative foster-care program, to finally—after nearly 16 years—help heal a troubled teen and set him on a hope-filled path toward long-term happiness. KCBS News recently aired a People2Watch segment featuring the couple, two Hathaway-Sycamores’ foster parents who are making a difference. Click here to see the segment. Removed from his biological mother at two-months old, Jude spent his formative years bouncing from foster home to foster home....

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H-S Learning Lab Student Wins Gates Millennium Scholarship

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in News, Stories | 0 comments

H-S Learning Lab Student Wins Gates Millennium Scholarship

The good news at Hathaway-Sycamores Learning Lab keeps getting better. Elisha Marquez, who has been receiving services and working hard at the Learning Lab is headed to Stanford with a full scholarship from the school. Elisha was just notified that she also won the most prestigious scholarship in America, the Gates Millennium Scholarship. The scholarship will total about $250,000 and cover graduate school as well! This scholarship will pay for everything. Elisha will not even have to be...

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FRC Student Wins a Posse Scholarship

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in News, Stories | 0 comments

FRC Student Wins a Posse Scholarship

We have more good news to report from our Family Resource Center’s Learning Lab; Donald Kaplan is one of this year’s winners of a Posse Foundation Scholarship! With his $172,000 scholarship, Donald is headed to Bucknell University. Donald lives with his parents and a younger brother in a low-income neighborhood in Highland Park. Born to Nicaraguan parents, Donald was adopted by the Kaplans when he was seven years old. He came to our Learning Center a year and a half ago because his C-...

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