The Drew League Foundation was established in 2009 and was designed to help the at-risk youth and the community of South Central Los Angeles and surrounding areas by defying the odds and stereotypes that has impacted the community for decades. Our goal is to change that perception and inspire the desire to succeed. We are here to assist the youth and community because if they were left to their own devices and being forced to handle all obstacles alone the outcome would be grim. We aim to provide a home away from home to extend encouragement and support as well as opportunities and positive experiences.
The Drew League Foundation offers our at-risk youth a safe place to grow. The mentors work with each young person to develop character while allowing their personalities to thrive. Our goal is to inspire and develop relationships that are cultivated in our programs which will enhance the quality of life for at-risk youth and the community.
Everyone deserves a chance at greatness, we want to expose them to all that life has to offer. Most importantly, we want them to be proud of their accomplishments and that they are valued as individuals by providing them with a support system to help them navigate through life when difficulties occur. The youth know that through hard work and perseverance they can overcome any challenge that they encounter and succeed.
The Drew League Foundation was established based on the belief that “when provided an opportunity you can change the world”. The Foundation was created in order to provide a safe and positive pathway for our at-risk youth and the community through programs such as gang prevention, mentoring, events/programs and sports activities. In accomplishing these goals, we can enhance the overall well-being of our community.
Drew League Foundation member since inception. Long term High School employee working with special needs students. I also coach Drill and Dance team. Dedicated community leader.
The Drew League and Foundation CEO, Born and raised in South Central LA. Occupation LA County Parks & Recreation Supervisor. Dedicated to providing support and resources to the at-risk youth of the Watts-Willowbrook and Florence-Firestone areas of Los Angeles. A lifelong community advocate and voice for the voiceless.
Chief Financial Officer & Business Development Liaison Drew League, LLC. Michael holds both a undergraduate and graduate degree (MBA) in Accounting and Finance, and has over 25 years of experience in the field. He has a passion for leveraging Accounting and Finance to impart financial literacy to at-risk and under-served youth in the Greater Los […]
Drew League Commissioner, Bachelor Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Watts, CA is her hometown and dedicates each day by striving to improve her community. ” Giving liberates the soul of the giver” – Maya Angelou
Licensed Realtor in California since 2000 and Georgia since 2017. Retired Senior Client Services Mid Level Executive at AT&T after 30+ years. Currently a member of the Women of AT&T nonprofit organization.
A founding board member who brings experience and balance . Retired Principal with a dedicated history of serving on other boards. Thad captures the highlights of the boards community events through his photography, while providing the community with a wealth of knowledge and resources.
Mark Sprague has been a member of the Drew League Foundation Board since 2016. Mark was drawn to the Drew League Foundation because of the Foundation’s focus of assisting the South Central Community in diversified ways and the quality of the individuals who earn Drew League Foundation scholarships.
Cherona D. Walzer is one of the founding members of The Drew League Foundation. A 30 year educator for LAUSD, she has a passion for racial equity and supporting efforts that advance our youth and remove the barriers to their constitutional rights for equal access to resources, a quality education, affordable healthcare and safe/affordable housing. […]
Rayshell Chambers was born to serve! With a bachelor degree in Sociology and Masters of Public Policy & Administration, she has dedicated both her personal and professional pursuits to acquiring knowledge and skills to solve some of the most complex public policy issues impacting the human condition.
Drew League Foundation Board Member I live to make my family and community great daily. I am a proud product of my environment. Great works are in my future for my community!
Hosted numerous events giving back to underserved areas of Los Angeles & overseas in Germany (Food & Backpack give aways, toy drives, feeding the homeless and hosting youth basketball camps). I’ve supervised and managed summer youth programs to help feed underprivileged kids who normally rely on school to get their meals. Currently coaching and training […]
Don Wells is retired from the County of Los Angeles. While employed, he was the Director of both children and adult programs. Some of his responsibilities were: interviewing and hiring staff, program planning and implementation, participating in special projects and being a part of a county-wide task force.
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