Pasadena, CA – On August 18th, 2017, CAUSE hosted the 2017 Leadership Academy Graduation at the Crawford Family Forum.
This week, one of my Lyft drivers told me that he has lived in Echo Park for his entire life. Because I have only stayed in Echo Park for a little over a month, I was curious to learn his opinions on how the area has changed over time. I have heard a lot about gentrification and development issues in the area and wanted his take.
This Monday was our very first Civic Leadership Workshop of the internship program. To start off, we met at the Kizuna office in Little Tokyo. Like CAUSE, Kizuna is an organization that works to create a APA leadership pipeline through their programs. Kim, who is on the Board of Directors, introduced us to Kizuna and used the opportunity to emphasize the importance of supporting other community organizations, with both our time and our money.