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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Media Relations

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Resident Student Authors Book Signing Event "All the Way UP, It Begins Now"

WHAT:
A Collaboration between the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Team, and Publishing Hope and Branding A+ Behavior (PHABB 5). We invite you to join us for a Resident Student Author (Ramona Gardens/Pico Gardens), Book signing Event.

WHEN:
Friday, June 29, 2018
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

WHERE:
Casa Fina Restaurant
1842 E. 1st Street.
Los Angeles, Ca 90033

WHO:
Student Authors from Ramona Gardens and Pico Gardens
Councilmember Jose Huizar, 14th Council District
Deputy Chief Robert Arcos, Commanding Officer, Central Bureau
Sergeant Monique Valenzuela, Officer in Charge, Community Safety Partnership
Hollenbeck Community Safety Partnership Team, Ramona Gardens
Representatives from Hollenbeck Division's Community Police Advisory Board
Representatives from the Housing Authority City of LA
Father Greg Boyle

WHY:
Join us, as we celebrate the first publication of the Resident Student Authors of the Ramona Gardens and Pico Gardens Housing Development. Illiteracy coupled with functional illiteracy has devastated underserved communities for far too long. The link between illiteracy and poverty is one that cannot be denied.

About the Anthology "All the Way Up"
Eight Resident Student Authors (ages 13-16 years old), participated in a rigorous twelve-week creative writing book publishing program. The stories in this book are about characters wrestling with complex issues, who overcome adversity through perseverance.

Join us, as we showcase and empower our young Authors by listening to their stories. We invite you to bring your friends and family as the admission is free. There will be hors d'oeuvres and drinks provided. Though entry is complimentary, we have a suggested donation upon entry. Books will be available to purchase at the event.

About the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)
The Los Angeles Police Department is committed to serving the community while protecting the rights of all persons. Consistent with this commitment, the Department's Vision, Mission, and Core Values, in concert with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and the Department's Management Principles, reflect the guiding philosophy of the Los Angeles Police Department. For more information please visit: www.lapdonline.org.

About Publishing Hope and Branding A+ Behavior (PHABB 5)
PHABB 5 is a comprehensive creative writing student author book publishing program. We seek to provide direct intervention in Los Angeles to dramatically alter economic and educational prospects for residents of Los Angeles. For more information on PHABB5: visit the website at: http://phabb5.org/.

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact: Police Officer III Eugene Olea, (424)901-5296, 36097@lapd.online, Sergeant II Monique Valenzuela, (424)339-5086, 38162@lapd.online.

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