Holy Name of Jesus School Announces "Icons of the Inner City Celebration"

Inner City Icons Fr.Greg Boyle (Founder/Director, Homeboy Industries); Rev Andy Bales (CEO, Union Rescue Mission) and Rev Doctor Cecil “Chip” Murray (First African Methodist Episcopal Church, USC) come together to support HNOJLA fundraising event
LOS ANGELES - Aug. 19, 2015 - PRLog -- For over 90 years Holy Name of Jesus School has worked diligently to reduce the inequity in educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged children in South Los Angeles. On Saturday, September 26, the school will celebrate community leaders who have worked tirelessly to make a difference in inner city Los Angeles.

The event will take the form of a celebratory speakers' luncheon. Speakers include Father Greg Boyle (Founder and Director of Homeboy Industries); Reverend Andy Bales (CEO of the Union Rescue Mission)  and Reverend Doctor Cecil “Chip” Murray (Founding Pastor of FAME: First African Methodist Episcopal Church).

Father Greg Boyle is the founder and Director of Homeboy Industries. Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.

Reverend Andy Bales is the CEO of the Union Rescue Mission and a strong advocate for people who are experiencing homelessness. His present focus is   organizing and working with community partners to make a commitment to ending homelessness in Los Angeles by a significant number within the next 7 years.

Reverend Doctor Cecil “Chip” Murray, after retiring from his post as pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME), was appointed as the John R. Tansey Chair of Christian Ethics in the School of Religion at the University of SouthernCalifornia. In addition, Rev. Murray was named a Senior Fellow of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at USC.

All proceeds from this event directly support Holy Name of Jesus school’s widely recognized academic programs and their new initiative with Loyola Marymount University. Programs like these successfully develop the talents, character and intellectual potential of over 200 at-risk students each year in the school's South Los Angeles community; paving a pathway out of poverty.

98% of Holy Name's 8th grade students graduate from high school and 95% go on to college. With your support, the school can continue their tradition of academic excellence. Help them on their mission to fill every desk and save every child.

Please consider becoming an "Icons of the Inner City Celebration" sponsor. Tickets and sponsorship information are available on the school website www.hnojla.org or by contacting: Deacon Jim Carper, Director of Marketing and Development at 323-731-1830 or holynameofjesusschooldmd@gmail.com .

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