San Gabriel Mission
428 S Mission Dr
San Gabriel CA 91776

Thursday May 26, 2016

“Build the Dreams” is organized by The Claretians of San Gabriel Mission, Jovenes, Inc, and Church of the Epiphany. Together with the support of outstanding community leaders, we share a mission to financially support youth in their dreams for higher education and to improve their quality of life through opportunities to offer volunteer community service. Scholarship awards vary on the application, but are generally $1,000 – $1,500.

For more information please contact Dr. Yolanda Aguerrebere at 714.240.4659 or

All proceeds will be distributed as scholarship. No administrative overhead will be collected for this initiative aside of covering the cost of the event. All work from the organizing committee “BUILD THE DREAMS”  is on a volunteer basis.

Success in 2016:

Thank you to all of our students and donors who attended the 4th annual celebration in May 2016 – it was an amazing night! Photos from the celebration are below. Check our our sponsorship page and our success stories for more information on past events and scholarship recipients.

2016 Honorees:

Congresswoman Judy Chu – Community Lifetime Achievement Award 
Judy Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2009. She represents the 27th Congressional District, which includes Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley of southern California. Representative Chu currently serves on the House Judiciary Committee. Read more…

Councilman Gil Cedillo – Build the Dreams Lifetime Leadership Award
Gilbert Cedillo has proven himself a champion for the working poor and a public servant who brings people together to make strong public policy. In May 2013, Gil Cedillo was elected to the Los Angeles City Council, First District. Read more…

Bishop David G. O’Connell – Social Justice Lifetime Leadership Award

The Most Revered David G. O’Connell is the Episcopal Vicar of the San Gabriel Pastoral Region, one of the five Pastoral Regions in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In his pastoral ministry, Bishop O’Connell has always been very active in serving those in need. Read more…