Friday, January 31, 2014

KIDS TO CMC FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

In honor of Catholic Schools Week the Cardinal Manning Center (CMC) on Skid Row was visited January 30, 2014 by schoolchildren from St. Vincent's School and Our Mother of Sorrows School, both in Los Angeles.  The children brought hygiene items such as soap and shampoo for the homeless men residing at the center and received a tour.  They asked that CMC staff many intelligent questions about homelessness, such as who is eligible for shelter. Thanks kids!

Monday, January 27, 2014

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR MEETS SOCIETY


Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles' Executive Director David Fields and board member Mark Mariscal met retired Lakers basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the Los Angeles LA5 Rotary Club Friday, January 24, 2014.  Abdul-Jabbar is featured in this month's Rotary magazine and came to the L.A.5 meeting to speak about his Camp Skyhook which encourages math and science careers for inner-city youth in the Los Angeles area.

Photo: Mariscal, Fields and Abdul-Jabbar.

Photo: Abdul-Jabbar with L.A.5 President Ken Chong. 


Monday, January 13, 2014

SOCIETY AT ROTARY TO SUPPORT ARCHBISHOP

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles Board President Claire Padama, board member Mark Mariscal, executive director David Fields and administrative staff came to the LA5 Los Angeles Rotary Club meeting January 10, 2014, to support Archbishop Jose Gomez in his speech on immigration reform. Fields, Mariscal and Society director of public relations and marketing Chris Sariego are LA5 Rotarians.  Archbishop Gomez's speech was covered by The Los Angeles Times.

Photo: (Bottom Row) Fields, Archbishop Gomez, Padama (Top Row) Society administrative staff.