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Friday, September 12, 2014

Media Relations

Community Clean Up In South Los Angeles NA14158SF

WHAT:   
Vermont-Manchester Collaborative organized Community Clean-up in one of the high-crime areas of South Los Angeles

WHEN:   
Saturday, September 20, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
        
WHERE:   
Charles Barrett Elementary School
419 W. 98th Street
Los Angeles, CA  90003

WHO:        
Representative from Councilmember Bernard Parks, 8th District
Representative from Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, Los Angeles County
Command Staff, Operations-South Bureau  
Command staff, Southeast Division
Representatives from Southwest/Southeast Neighborhood Councils
Representatives from Gang Reduction & Youth Development (GRYD)
Members of the Clergy  
Gang Interventionists
Representatives from more than 40 community-based organizations
Community members/residents of the area         
        
WHY:   
The Vermont-Manchester Collaborative, which represents more than 50 community-based organizations in South Los Angeles, in partnership with the Los Angeles Police Department, Operations-South Bureau, is committed to addressing the quality-of-life issues affecting the community.  As part of that effort, the Collaborative has mobilized the residents of the area to come together to remove trash, overgrown shrubberies, bulky items, and paint out graffiti in one of the areas most impacted by violent crime in the Southeast Division.  All members of the public are invited to come out and participate in this event.      

CONTACT:   
For more information, please contact:
  • Rachel Barbosa, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ office at (213) 300-2652
  • Terri Boysaw, Community Coalition at (310) 480-0261
  • LAPD Captain Peter Whittingham, Commanding Officer, Criminal Gang Homicide Division at 213-842-5953                     
  • LAPD Officer Stinson Brown, Criminal Gang Homicide Division, 213-840-5882


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