(East Los Angeles, CA)[From The Editor’s Desk]: In recognition of its 2023 Juneteenth outreach activities, the Rams very busy Corporate Community Outreach staff was back at supporting its joint community partner with a timely and special Juneteenth Campus Beautification event that took place at South Los Angeles’ George Washington Prep High School. The organizing co-sponsor group was City Year Los Angeles.
Here is the press announcement that describes what the event will now mean for the students, their campus, and the community.
LOS ANGELES RAMS & CITY YEAR LOS ANGELES TEAM UP FOR BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT AT GEORGE WASHINGTON PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL IN RECOGNITION OF JUNETEENTH
In recognition of Juneteenth, the Los Angeles Rams and City Year Los Angeles (CYLA) led a school beautification project at George Washington Preparatory High School. During the effort, members of the RAMS 2023 ROOKIE CLASS, Rams Cheerleaders, mascot Rampage and staff volunteers joined CYLA volunteers to paint murals on campus. Also making an appearance was City Year Los Angeles, Executive Director, Dr. Sandra Cano and several of her representatives. The murals aim is to inspire students and provide motivation throughout their school day. The event started at 1:00 pm and concluded at 4:00 pm.
City Year is a national organization that places young adult AmeriCorps members alongside teachers in under-resourced schools to improve academic outcomes and provide social and emotional support for students. The school beautification project is a continuation of the longstanding partnership between the Rams and CYLA to increase student’s access to effective learning environments and resources in communities affected by systemic inequities that disproportionately affect students of color, so that students can thrive in school and in life. As part of the Rams’ commitment to address educational inequities, the organization has funded CYLA student success teams at Grape Street Elementary in Watts, Crozier Middle School in Inglewood and Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary in Watts. The Rams and CYLA have also completed school beautification projects at Dymally High School, Crozier Middle School and Woodworth-Monroe K-8 Academy.
In addition to the beautification project, the Rams hosted a FREE football clinic at Jackie Robinson Stadium on June 16 and members of the team’s 2023 rookie class and front office staff volunteered their time at Black on the Block’s LA Juneteenth Festival on June 18. The festival aims to promote and celebrate Black-owned businesses in Los Angeles. Last year, in recognition of Juneteenth, the Rams supported the Watts Juneteenth Street Fair, served as Grand Marshals of the Inglewood Juneteenth Parade, and promoted Certified #RamsHouse Sip & Sonder’s Double Dutch Tournament. Additionally, members of the front office attended the inaugural Black Sports Business Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia.