Proyecto Pastoral and more than 250 friends and supporters gathered to celebrate the organization’s 30th anniversary at a gala dinner September 16 at the City Club of Los Angeles.
Guests enjoyed the Mendez Mariachi Ensemble’s performance, and the very special treat of hearing an address by Father Greg Boyle, SJ, executive director of Homeboy Industries, on the importance of honoring the perspectives and voices of community members.
Proyecto honored three shining lights of the greater Los Angeles community, Bank of America’s Southern California HOLA Chapter, Jeanne Jennett, and Ken McNeely, president of AT&T California.
Through the generosity of sponsors and guests, $280,000 was raised that evening to support Proyecto’s vital community-building programs.
Proyecto’s programs include community organizing efforts, early childhood education centers, after-school and summer programming for youth, shelter and support for homeless men and senior-aged women, and a cradle-to-college collaborative, Promesa Boyle Heights. Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission is a community building organization whose mission is to provide training, education and social services in the Pico-Aliso/Boyle Heights district of East Los Angeles. Proyecto Pastoral coordinates five community-based programs.
Visit www.proyectopastoral.org for more information on Proyecto Pastoral and its community building efforts. Many volunteer opportunities are available.
June 20, 2018 - Pope Francis speaks out on behalf of migrant families and mothers separated from their children at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problem.
June 14, 2018 - Rep. Juan Vargas read a letter on the U.S. House Floor by Jesuit West Provincial Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, calling for support for the peaceful negotiation of a solution to the crisis in Nicaragua and for respect for the physical safety of all Nicaraguans.
June 11, 2018 - Bishop of San Diego, Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy ordained on Saturday, June 9, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in San Ysidro, California, four Jesuit Priests: Fr. JT Tanner, SJ , Fr. Elías Puentes, SJ, Fr. Alejandro Báez-González, SJ, and Fr. Thomas Flowers, SJ.
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