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News Release

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Media Relations

Oneway Celebration 2006 Mentor Recruitment

What:
The media is welcome and encouraged to attend this event

When:
Saturday April 8, 2006
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Where:
Academy Gymnasium
8451 Crenshaw Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90305

Who:
Los Angeles Police Department
Catholic Big Brothers
Department of Recreation and Parks
Unidos Por Jesucristo (United for Christ)
Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles Police Explores

Why:
This event is to launch a new program designed to encourage high school students to stay in school. Organizers hope through the influence of community mentors to elicit 500 mentors who will be divided amongst two Los Angeles area high schools. The program is a collaborative effort between, LAPD, LAUSD, Recreation and Parks, Catholic Big Brothers and United for Christ.

Additional:
Keynote speakers; Chief George Gascon, Director Office of Operations, Los Angeles Police Department
Ph.D. Manuel Tigerino, Founder Latin University of Theology and President of United for Christ Rosario Delgadillo, Program Manager Big Brothers and Big Sisters

For additional information, please contact Officer Oscar Villanueza, at 213-485-4048