The Willows Community School receives Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Commendation for Continued Support of Foster Care Counts’ Foster Mother’s Day and Dedication to Foster Youth and Families
Culver City, CA October 12, 2016 The Board of Supervisors of Los Angeles County awarded The Willows Community School a commendation for hosting the Foster Care Counts Foster Mother’s Day and partnering with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services to support foster youth and parents. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, accompanied by Foster Care Counts Founder Jeanne Kriser Pritzker, presented the award to The Willows Head of School Lisa Rosenstein during a Board of Supervisors meeting.
The commendation recognized The Willows as a model community partner for welcoming the Foster Mother’s Day event onto its campus since 2014. The Board of Supervisors presentation also recognized the commitment and efforts of The Willows Community School and its representatives to support foster youth and families and to partner with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family
“We are tremendously grateful to Jeanne Pritzker and the entire Foster Care Counts organization for giving us this opportunity to serve such a vital organization,” says Lisa Rosenstein. “Community is part of our name, and we are dedicated to helping the children and families of Los Angeles. We thank the Board of Supervisors for this recognition of our commitment to Los Angeles.”
About Foster Care Counts: Foster Care Counts is a non-profit dedicated to helping foster youth get the education and resources they need to become independent young adults. The organization aims to improve the lives of children and teens in foster care, those transitioning out of the foster system, as well as support families who offer their homes to foster youth. The annual Foster Mother’s Day is a celebration for hundreds of foster families complete with food, entertainment, a clothing boutique and more. http://www.fostercarecounts.org.
About The Willows: The Willows Community School, located in Culver City, California, is a Developmental Kindergarten through 8th grade independent school enrolling 463 students annually. Nationally recognized as a balanced, progressive educational leader, The Willows’ strong academic program incorporates experiential learning and thematic instruction into cutting-edge curriculum and integrates technology and the arts into the classroom. www.thewillows.org