July 9, 2013
Mr. Christopher Knowland
Knowland Construction Services
2181 East Foothill Boulevard, Suite 203
Pasadena, CA 91107
Re: Building the Dream
30th Anniversary Scholarship Awards Gala
Thirty years! Thirty years of believing in the dream. Thirty years of building the dream. For thirty years, you have empowered thousands of young men and women to become new generations of world shakers and history makers.
At our recent celebration we were honored to share with you how three TELACU Scholar Alumni-one from each of the three past decades- are doing just that! Serving her sixth year as Board President of the LAUSD-the second largest in the nation–the Honorable Monica Garcia is championing innovative reforms in our educational system to ensure that all of our children, regardless of zip code, have access lo a quality education. Traveling from the unpaved streets of his community to the Halls of Congress, the Honorable Benjamin Cardenas serves as District Director of a local U. S. Representative and as a Montebello School Board Member, working tirelessly so that the pathway to opportunity from every
street in America remains open to all people. Rising from humble beginnings to the highest levels of academia. Angelica Gutierrez, PhD, will help shape new generations of business leaders as one of only a handful of Latina professors at a top U.S. business school.
Christopher, thank you for supporting the TELACU Education foundation and our Scholars. I hope that you enjoy the enclosed article which highlights the event which 100 of this year’s 500 Scholars attended.
Dr. David C. Lizarraga
Chairman and Founder