News From CCF-LA | August 4, 2020
Featured Beneficiary: Guardian Angel School
Guardian Angel school is more than a Catholic school – it is a community tucked within a housing project located in Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley. Over 95% of the students live at or below the poverty line and qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.

When these students show up for school in their uniforms to learn in classrooms with technology and led by compassionate teachers, there are no limits to what they can achieve, regardless of their family income levels. Guardian Angel is a school that encourages students to practice the virtues of faith, hope, and love while providing an excellent academic experience. Its teaching staff uses blended learning, dual language, music, sports, and literary classics to provide a wide spectrum of learning experiences for the students.

“We are a humble community, and we give our students the best possible formation. Most of our financial support comes from outside of our Pacoima community and we are grateful for the grants we have received from Donor-Advised Funds at CCF-LA. You are making a good investment in our students, and we will continue to work hard to earn your trust,” said Principal Mario Landeros.
Catholic School Memories
We asked staff members to share their memories of their Catholic School experiences. We bonded over old pictures, traditions, and a deep gratitude for the gift of Catholic education in our lives. 
Now More Than Ever, Scholarships Are Essential for
Catholic-School Students 
As we anticipate a school year full of unknowns, many schools and students face uncertain educational futures. Scholarships are key to making sure students are able to attend school and that Catholic schools in Los Angeles thrive.

At CCF-LA, scholarships are customizable according to the needs of the school and the philanthropic interests of the donor. Our team of professional philanthropy advisers works with you to create custom scholarship criteria. Maybe you’re interested in supporting young people involved in campus ministry at your alma mater or a financially deserving student at an inner-city Catholic elementary school or a graduating 8th grader set to attend a Catholic high school passionate about the arts. The possibilities are endless!

News From Our
Los Angeles Catholic Schools

Archbishop Gomez, Cardinal Dolan and Cardinal O'Malley reminded us that "Catholic schools have provided an enormous public benefit by educating a diversity of Americans from every walk of life, including from every income level, but especially the poor and immigrant communities. For countless Americans, a Catholic education is the surest path out of poverty."

Last week, the California bishops called for a "rapid but safe" reopening of schools. We await updated news about our Catholic schools.
The Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles is committed to the prudent management of charitable investments to support the schools, parishes and ministries that help our neighborhoods thrive in faith. To join our mission to teach and sustain Catholic philanthropy, please contact our Client Development team at (213) 426-1187 or via email.
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