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Rick Caruso Pledges $5 Million To Watts Educational Programs

Rick Caruso

The Grove and Amercana at Brand Mall developer and political mover Rick Caruso pledged $5 million Wednesday to expand an “ecosystem” of social and educational programs in Watts, with the goal of helping 200 young people break out of poverty and violence in South Los Angeles.

The donation from the Caruso Family Foundation will support the programs for a decade. It will pay for about a seven-fold increase in students benefiting from tutors, weekend mentors and college scholarships via Operation Progress, an umbrella service organization founded in 1999 by Los Angeles police officers.

The gift was announced at a news conference at Verbum Dei High School.

Donation To Watts Educational Programs

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This entry was posted on November 10, 2013 by in Community, Education, South LA, Watts and tagged , , .
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