Leading Westside citizen volunteers including Rich Battista, Laura Fox, Ellen and Andrew Hauptman, Hannah Minghella, Stacey Snider, and Arn Tellem have lined up to support City Year Los Angeles’ crew of 200 young leaders, each of whom will dedicate 1,700 hours to serve less advantaged youth of our fair city as mentors and role models. Since 1988 City Year programs have partnered with public schools in 24 communities to keep students on a successful academic path. To achieve this, City Year volunteers spend a year at an underserved school tutoring students academically both individually and within the classroom while also working with the administration and teachers on attendance and behavior.
On Saturday, April 20, 2013 City Year Los Angeles will host its biggest fundraiser of the year, City Year Spring Break: Destination Education at the famed Sony Studios lot in Culver City. Revelers will be able to enjoy a party-style atmosphere with interactive booths sponsored by participating brands. This year’s event will include a musical performance by Skylar Grey as well as a special DJ performance by SkyBlu of LMFAO. Last year, Spring Break: Destination Education brought together more than 1,200 attendees and helped raise $1.2 million for City Year Los Angeles.
This year’s Spring Break: Destination Education event co-chairs who helped organize the occasion include: Rich Battista (CEO, Mandalay Sports Media), Laura Fox, Robert Greenblatt (Chairman, NBC Entertainment), Andrew and Ellen Hauptman (Chair/Co-Chair, Andell, Inc), Hannah Minghella (President of Production, Columbia Pictures), David Shaheen (Managing Director and Group Head Entertainment Industries Group, J.P. Morgan), Stacey Snider (Co-Chairman and CEO, DreamWorks SKG), Arn Tellem (Vice Chairman, Wasserman Media Group), and Kevin Tsujihara (CEO, Warner Bros. Entertainment).
â€œSpring Break is a fun, family-oriented party that really brings the community together to support an incredible cause,â€ said Spring Break Co-Chair, City Year Board Member, and Westside resident, Rich Battista. â€œCity Year corps members provide students with the extra care and attention they need to succeed, and it’s events like Spring Break that make their work possible in Los Angeles.â€
So, join The 2013 Spring Break: Destination Education host committee members who include: Justin Bartha, Jason Bateman, Jim Belushi, Julie Bowen, Billy Burke, Pau Gasol, David Giuntoli, Matt Bomer & Simon Halls, Hill Harper, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman, Megan Hilty, Antawn Jamison, Rashida Jones, Deandre Jordan, Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, Mario Lopez, Anthony Mackie, Joel McHale, Edward Norton, Teresa Palmer, Andrew Rannells, Blake Shelton, Cobie Smulders, Octavia Spencer, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Trey Thompkins, Emily VanCamp, Vince Vaughn, and Ed Westwick at Sony on April 20, 2013.
For more information about the family fun event (open to children 10 years and older): www.CityYearSpringBreak.org