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45th Annual Awards Dinner

May 11, 2018

Thank you to all our supporters!

2018 Honoree
Van Jones
Van Jones is a social entrepreneur, author, CNN political contributor and host of The Van Jones Show on CNN. Famous for his heart-felt election night coverage, Jones showed up as “the voice of reason” for people in red states and blue throughout the volatile 2016 political season.

Jones has founded and led numerous social enterprises engaged in social and environmental justice.

These include: The Ella Baker Center for Human RightsColor of ChangeRebuild The DreamThe Dream Corps and  Magic Labs Media

Dr. Winston C. Doby Community Service Award Honorees

City Year

City Year Los Angeles deploys 288 highly skilled AmeriCorps members to serve in 28 elementary, middle and high schools. Together, this team positively impacts close to 10,000 students.

Dr. Theresa Price

Dr. Price is the founder and CEO of National College Resources Foundation which has secured and distributed more than $300 million in scholarships & grants to over 400,000 students.


Pat Harvey

Broadcast Journalist, CBS2/KCAL 9  


The Honorable


Attorney General State of California

Dinner Co-Chairs


Scholar, Philanthropist and Director, International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute

Norm Nixon

NBA All-Star, Two-Time Champion with Los Angeles Lakers

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