Celebrating the launch of the project

Eric Warren (ERVHS), Dale Stieber (Oxy), Bob Kieft (Oxy), Carmela Gomes (HPHT), Tony Castillo (HPHT), Melinda Ramos-Alatorre (Council District 1), Frank Parrello (ERVHS)

Eric Warren (ERVHS), Dale Stieber (Oxy), Bob Kieft (Oxy), Carmela Gomes (HPHT), Tony Castillo (HPHT), Melinda Ramos-Alatorre (Council District 1), Frank Parrello (ERVHS)

On March 1, the Leadership Committee held a public reception at Occidental College to celebrate the completion of the pilot phase of the NELA Newspapers Project. Despite the heavy (but much-needed) rain, we hosted a good number of guests which included representatives from the Oxy community, board members of our partners in the project, Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society and Highland Park Heritage Trust, school educators, and representatives of Neighborhood Councils and Council Districts.

In addition to providing an opportunity for guests to meet each other, the Leadership Committee prepared a short presentation, which consisted of introductory remarks from Bob Kieft, a summary of the project’s achievements by Dale Stieber, and a conclusion about the importance of continuing the project by Tony Castillo and Eric Warren.