One Week until the Design Challenge

Photos from OC Register, Leonard Ortiz

Learn more about our Honorees: 

Dr. Melendez and Mrs. Silverman


We all want to succeed, and some of us are lucky enough to have teachers who help us.

In 1968, Thelma entered kindergarten in Montebello speaking no English but had an eagerness to learn, according to her teacher Mrs. Silverman.  An eagerness, Thelma explains, shared by her mother and that came from being the eldest and knowing her grandmother in Chihuahua, Mexico was a teacher and a principal.  In fact, Mrs. Silverman, too, was the product of eager parents who had high expectations, who did not speak English but provided the environment needed for her to succeed.


Join LAEP at this year’s Design Challenge as we celebrate teachers, students, families, and schools and the joint effort needed for the success of a child.

Design Challenge is just a week away! 
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