Spotlight | Variety Boys & Girls Club

Segment was featured in episode #HLTV173 of Hispanic Lifestyle

Located in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles for over 60 years, is the Variety Boys & Girls Club. With many community leaders in attendance they celebrated a major milestone by completing the construction their dream building.

Mr.  Robie Aguila their executive director spoke to Hispanic Lifestyle about what the ribbon cutting ceremony means to club’s members and the community.

I asked Robie if there were other major projects the club might undertake in the future.

Taking part in the celebration was the Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio R. Villaraigosa.  The mayor took the occasion to reflect on his connection to the boys and girls club.

We also had a chance to speak with City Council member José Huizar who spoke about the neighborhood where the club is located.

We went on to ask the council member about his priorities for the 14th district that he represents.

Hispanic Lifestyle spoke with Javier Valenzuela and Hector Galvan almuni’s of the Variety Boys and Girls club who are now executives with corporations about how their time at the club influenced their lives.

Javier R. Valenzuela Cambridge Financial Partners

Hector Galvan, Manager Hispanic Corporate Communications - Sprint/Sprint Prepaid Group

Also taking part of in the ribbon cutting ceremony was Monica Garcia, Board President of the Los Angeles Unified School district. Ms. Garcia shared her thoughts and feelings about the day.

We asked Ms. Garcia about the community leaders supporting the fundraising effort for the club.

We finished our conversation with the Board President by asking her thoughts on the challenges that lie ahead for school district.

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who also produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States. editorial@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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