FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Perlman Foundation Partners with the Social Justice Learning Institute to Provide Scholarships to African American Males
February 2011-Los Angeles, CA--- The Perlman Foundation has partner with the California based non-profit the Social Justice Learning Institute to provide a $50,000 African American Males scholarship fund, maintained by the California Community Foundation. The purpose of this scholarship is to address the extraordinarily high dropout rate among African American male high school students and the growing decline of African American males on college campuses.
To be eligible for the scholarship students must be an African American male, be a graduating senior at Morningside High School, a participant in Black Male Youth Academy, or nominated by a partnering organization and be willing to participate in ongoing monthly programs and leadership trainings.
“This partnership was very important to the Perlman Foundation,” says Shaun-Teka Joyner, the Executive Director of the Foundation. “It fit perfectly into the spirit of our mission of empowering vulnerable populations to grow their potential, change their circumstances and impact their community.”
The Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 dedicated to advancing social justice by empowering communities through education, training and programs that help to address their needs. They currently serve more the 2,500 Inglewood and South Bay youth and community members through our programs and activities. Our youth are committed to turning their research into action and as a result, SJLI has boldly set the goal of developing 100 urban gardens (community, school and home) over the next three years in our effort to develop a local food system.
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The Perlman Foundation is a charitable, tax-exempt, 501 (c) 3 organization established in 2009. The mission of the Foundation is to be a safety net of support to children, families and elderly residents residing in low-income section 8 housing, while providing intangible services that positively impact their beliefs, attitudes, emotions and confidence.