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Maria was able to receive direct support from Bresee programs and services, “Bresee helped us pay for our bills, which included over $500 in light bills. We got coupons for the food bank. We received care packages that included food, toothpaste, soap, and other necessities. Also, we received a $500 gift card from Target for Christmas. My daughters thought that it was going to be a sad Christmas. Thanks to the gift card, we were able to buy gifts and dinner,” commented Maria.

Carlos M. is a Bresee Monarch Project participant. Carlos loves to express himself through music and poetry. Recently, in one of our collaborative events with Miguel Contreras Learning Complex and I Learn America, he recited a poem titled "The Immigrant" that talks about resilience and life as a newly arrived immigrant in the U.S.

Inspired to give back, community member Raul M., reached out with the hope and intention of bringing his love and knowledge of dance to Bresee youth.

Ana, a sophomore at Princeton, will spend Christmas with her family thanks for a flight voucher provided by Bresee and Delta.

Inspired by her experiences in GRYD, Sarahi Cantoran is hoping to give guidance to young students whose journeys resemble her own.

Dr. Ana Grande joins Bresee, as the foundation's leadership team continues to expand.

The LAFC S2S Podcast visited Bresee for a second time last week, catching up with Youth Leaders Esmeralda & Ashley, and program alums Maynor & Nathan.

Bresee and LAFC celebrated the accomplishments of the LAFC YLP Youth Leaders in April, and Univision joined the party.

The story of Bresee alum Ana Sotomayor and her mother, Sonia, was recently featured in CalFund's 'Pass It Along' Stories of Impact.

Senior high school student Mark Garcia saw his college application essay recently published in the New York Times.

HS Program Director Chheav Em has come full circle as a member of the Bresee community, from being a student years ago to becoming a student advocate today.

Several Bresee media interns were selected to screen their short films at the LACLA Student Film Festival in May.

A nationwide college admissions bribery scandal came to light last week, revealing the lengths to which wealthy parents will go to get their kids into college.

Miguel Aguilar has spent years as a volunteer at the Bresee Foundation. And he's found that touching lives on a weekly basis doesn't feel like volunteering at all.

When a fire destroyed their home, the Martinez family turned to Dunia Perich and the FamilySource Center at Bresee to aid in recovering their lives.

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