Friday, February 23rd, 2018 | 7pm- 10pm
Join SBCC Thrive LA as they host a dinner with our Dinners for DACA series. As we protect Dreamers we’ll enjoy homemade fajitas and complimentary drinks. Stick around and dance to some music and play games. SBCC will be gifting their proceeds to an college bound DACA recipient, Jaunita. Learn more about Jaunita and the accomplishments she has made below.
Juana arrived to this country at the age of three. She experienced and overcame the obstacles a dreamer faces when working towards a higher education. Not being able to grasp onto certain resources due to her immigration status, encouraged her to seek out new opportunities and utilize them to grow as a leader. Juana’s perception on certain aspects of life differ due to her status, yet she holds great value in her education. Having to work harder to achieve in school was just a challenge that influenced her to strive for success. Despite the many hardships and limitations she faces day to day, Juana has always exhibited a high degree of integrity and responsibility. Juana has utilized her good judgment and mature outlook to ensure a logical and practical approach to all her accomplishments. Juana has been a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor for the past two years. Juana is currently an outstanding member of the Wilmington High School Center, as well a positive role model. Following the ongoing attacks on DACA, Juana has been instrumental in the efforts of creating a change within her community. Her sheer persistence has encouraged her to work towards bringing a DREAM center to her club house. Juana demonstrated her outstanding leadership and capacity to over achieve, when she lead a DACA townhall for our community. Through her leadership, Juana gathered non-profits alike along with attorneys, city and state representatives to act on a matter that is all too personal for her. Aside from her commitment and dedication to her club house, Juana takes part in various activities and grasps on to any academic opportunity. Juana actively participates in various school activities such like , the Maritime Gifted Program, 2018 Class Council, Gesa Council, ASB Leadership , Spanish club , and the varsity tennis team where she holds office titles and leadership roles. She does this while maintaining a high GPA and leaving time to fulfill her tasks at home and at her club house. Day in and day out, she proves her activism and commitment to our youth. She identifies an issue within her Wilmington community and club and acts showing the importance of unity and team work. Juana’s dedication to school and strength of mind to succeed has allowed her to apply to schools like UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, Chicago State university amongst others. Awaiting to hear any news from these school, her hard work continues in order to reach her goals of becoming a lawyer. Living in a low-income community has not pulled her back, but indeed has pushed her to seek for financial help amongst other opportunities. Through her citizenship and determination she will achieve what she sets her mind to despite an adversity while proudly representing her community and club house.
So let’s gather over delicious food, new friends and measurable change to advocate for a clean DREAM Act and defend Dreamers.
SBCC Thrive LA
Fajitas, rice and beans, two complimentary drinks, music and games.
An empty stomach and a readiness to defend DACA.
Take action in defending DACA while chowing down on delicious fajitas, enjoying complimentary drinks, music and games.
As an established leader in the Los Angeles region, SBCC has empowered individuals, strengthened families and transformed communities in partnership with community residents for more than four decades. Originally established in 1973 as a community mental health center, SBCC has provided free and low-cost counseling and psychotherapy services to families and individuals in need. While we continue that work today, SBCC has grown and evolved over the years to address broader challenges faced by individuals, families and communities throughout Los Angeles. Today, SBCC is a multi-faceted organization whose objectives are focused on supporting resident-driven civic engagement and positive social change— building communities where children and families thrive. Our mission is anchored in SBCC’s core belief that sustainable social impact must be resident-led and community-driven. Through this work, we promote local leadership so residents become active agents of change.