This week several of our students become high school graduates. And while we’ll be sad to see them leave SEACA – and in some cases LA – we couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments.
There’s Lillian who will be heading off to Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania. Danny is determined to parlay two years at East LA Community College into a transfer opportunity to Pomona College. Brandon is going to transfer to Art school after two years as well. Thu is taking the first steps towards his dream of becoming a dentist by attending UCLA. Tracey is looking to study Asian American Studies in college. Timothy will be heading to the desert to UC Riverside. Curtis will be joining several SEACA alums at CalState Northridge. And there are many others who are still waiting to hear back and decide what they’ll be doing post high school.
And while they move forward towards their individual futures, collectively they have all helped to leave behind a legacy at SEACA and in their local communities, a brighter future through their organizing and advocacy for affordable housing, environmental justice, good jobs, and a strong local voice in City Hall. In the upcoming weeks, the CASP campaign, which these seniors helped to rewrite, will be going before the City Council for a final vote. If we end up with a victory, our students will also be leaving behind a legacy that could improve the lives of thousands of low-income families all across LA.
Let’s congratulate all the seniors!
Please join us for a proper celebration next month with details to come soon!