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2016 Honorees

 

“Build the Dreams” Scholarship Committee is proud to present our 2016 honorees. Representing decades of hard work and community service, this year’s honorees have inspired us all. Each has an outstanding service record and their dedication has opened doors of opportunity to countless youth in Los Angeles.

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…