This January, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, Supervisor Jane Kim, and Life Learning Aacdemy invite you to a culinary benefit to raise awareness and capital for LLABUILD, an initiative to create a first-of-its kind, public, no-fee boarding academy for Bay Area teens facing unsafe and unstable living conditions. More than 200 members of the public and private sectors across the Bay Area as well as LLA’s student and alumni ambassadors are expected to attend the benefit. The afternoon will feature Cuban-Korean BBQ cuisine, wine tastings, organic food samples and desserts prepared by LLA’s culinary students, a silent auction, and speakers including Gascón, Kim, and LLA Executive Director Dr. Teri Delane.
About Life Learning Academy and LLABUILD
At Life Learning Academy, we are uniquely positioned to combat the detrimental effects of unstable housing on our students. Our vision is to provide a safe, structured, and supportive environment for homeless, lost, and disconnected youth. Our proven program encircles students with support, resources, and an unwavering confidence that they will succeed. Now, with LLABUILD, that circle will extend to include housing for those who face the greatest instability.
LLABUILD will break ground in 2017 and open our new facility’s doors during the 2017-18 school year, making an immediate impact on students who lack stable hous- ing. The long-term vision for LLABUILD is a unified facility that provides stable, safe housing for up to 100 students, and the development of a national model and training institute for replication in cities and states across the U.S.
George Gascón, District Attorney, San Francisco | Jeff Adachi, Public Defender, San Francisco | Jane Kim, Board of Supervisors, City of San Francisco | Hon. Susan Breall, San Francisco Superior Court | Matt Haney, President, San Francisco Board of Education | Allen Nance, Chief Probation Officer, San Francisco | Matt Gonzalez, Chief Attorney, San Francisco Public Defender’s Office | Mimi H. Silbert, President and CEO, Delancey Street Foundation | Denise Coleman, Director of Juvenile Justice Programs, Huckleberry Youth Programs | Scheron Douglas, San Francisco Boys and Girls Home | The Winery SF