Jazz and Conversations on Youth Well-Being Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                          May 18, 2017

Contacts:    Janet Denise Kelly, 323-786-2413, janet.kelly@thesoh.org
Cool, Jazz and Conversations Social fundraising Event Planned For Sanctuary of Hope At LA84 Foundation
An evening dedicated to conversations about youth well-being

(Los Angeles, CA) – Jazz and social party enthusiasts can enjoy a cool and relaxing evening at Sanctuary of Hope’s Jazz and Conversations on Youth Well-Being, a social fundraising event.  In its first year, Jazz and Conversations on Youth Well-Being will take place at the LA84 Foundation, located at 2141 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018, on May 25th from 6:30 pm -10 pm and will be an unforgettable evening of live jazz entertainment by world renowned jazz musician, Jacques Lesure, as well as food, wine, a raffle, and a panel discussion.

The event’s “woke” conversations on youth well-being line up consists of thought leaders and activists in the area of youth development who are experts in the field of youth of color achievement and outcomes, health, employment, education, housing, and family relationships. The moderated panel by award winning broadcast journalist and writer and author of ‘Redefining Black Power: Reflections on the State of Black America’, Joanne Griffith, will feature Alex Johnson, Californians for Safety and Justice;  Mandla Kayise, New World Education; Rev. Deborah Manns, Virtuous Woman Inc.; and Shari Walker, former foster youth.

Raffle items include a paint party for up to 10 people, a free 3 hour DJ for an event between Sunday and Thursday, baskets, gift cards, and jewelry.

Sanctuary of Hope (SOH) provides housing and education stabilizations services to vulnerable youth and young adult populations between the ages of 16-25, who are homeless, foster care, or at-risk in South Los Angeles. The agency has served over 600 youth since 2010 through their basic needs, housing, and education support programs.

Funds raised at this event will help SOH continue its mission to improve the well-being of South Los Angeles youth and young adults by strengthening the organization’s capacity to do more in the community.

Jazz and Conversations on Youth Well-Being will be an eclectic night of socializing, networking, and getting to know Sanctuary of Hope,” says Janet Denise Kelly, Executive Director of SOH. “Most importantly, throughout the evening guests will be engaged to improve the well-being of youth and young adults in an era when their health and well-being are at-risk due to social, environmental, and political factors.”

Tickets for the event are $50 and can be purchased online at https://thesoh.org/events or by calling 323-786-2413.  Tickets will also be sold the day of the event, however, attendees are asked to RSVP by May 24.

Sponsors of Jazz and Conversations on Youth Well-Being are philanthropist, Maria Alden, Ann J. and Edward P McKenna Foundation, Special Services for Groups HOPICS Division, and Kaiser Permanente.

About Sanctuary of Hope
Sanctuary of Hope’s mission is to provide a caring and multi-cultural approach to services that will help young adults become self-sufficient and lead prosperous lives.   For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.thesoh.org.