Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Homeless students still find a way to graduate

By Mayor Eric Garcetti Contributing Columnist Behind every graduation cap that gets thrown into the air, there is a story. Last week, I joined 125 Los Angeles Unified School District students who have experienced homelessness for a very special graduation — to hear their stories, to celebrate with them and to be inspired by what Read More…

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Getting people off the streets one person at a time

“Lost. Hopeless. And homeless.” That’s how Je’Bre Byers described her life living on the streets, when I met her at a recent luncheon for the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. Before she reached her teenage years, she lost her parents. She ended up living with both her grandmother and godmother. But facing financial difficulties and unable Read More…