LOS ANGELES, September 19, 2017 – Three Hillsides youth have each received a $5,000 college scholarships from The Earl and Anna Broady Foundation.
The scholarship winners are Norma Lathan, a biology student at Citrus College; Capriana Ward, an addiction studies/psychology major at Glendale Community College; and Isle Macias, who is studying to be a fire paramedic at Victor Valley College. The first two students live in Hillsides Youth Moving On transitional housing program for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood. The third participates in the foster care and adoption program of Bienvenidos, Hillsides’ affiliate.
The trustees of the Foundation, Bettye Woodard and Patricia Matthews, met with the three winners at the Hillsides Youth Moving On Peer Resource Center, a drop-in center for youth ages 16 – 25. The winners each received a certificate and had a chance to thank the Foundation representatives in person.
Lathan, who plans on transferring to the University of California, Los Angeles and to eventually become a child psychologist, said the scholarship was a livesaver. “I had been praying and praying about how to ease the financial burden of school when I learned about the Foundation,” she said. “I am so grateful to be a recipient.”
The Earl and Anna Broady Foundation provides financial assistance to minority students who have demonstrated a financial need and who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Earl Broady was a Superior Court judge who died in 1992. When his wife Anna died in 2016, their trust established The Earl and Anna Broady Foundation. The three Hillsides students are the first students to whom the Foundation has awarded scholarships.
Hillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the agency serves 13,000 children and families in Southern California throughout more than 40 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services are offered in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit www.Hillsides.org. Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena.