Grant Fuels ‘Promise’ to Boyle Heights

By EGP Staff Report

Proyecto Pastoral on Wednesday received a $300,000 grant from AT&T to expand Promesa Boyle Heights, an initiative to increase graduation rates and college success for at-risk youth in Boyle Heights. It’s the company’s second grant of this size to the nonprofit since 2012.

(EGP photo by Fred Zermeno)

(EGP photo by Fred Zermeno)

Since it’s inception, Promesa Boyle Heights has grown to serve 725 students and graduation rates at Mendez High School have more than doubled for program participants, jumping from 31 percent to over 70 percent from 2012 to 2014, according to the award announcement.

Of those students who graduated, more than 90 percent went on to college.

Funds from the grant will be used to expand the number of students and families in the program.

Pictured left to right: County Supervisor Hilda Solis, Cynthia Sanchez of Proyecto Pastoral, AT&T President Ken McNeely, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilman Jose Huizar at grant presentation Wednesday at Mendez High School.


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One Response to “Grant Fuels ‘Promise’ to Boyle Heights”

  1. AT&T’s Commitment to Education, Diversity and Career Opportunities | Southern California Latino Policy Center on June 9th, 2015 10:22 pm

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