Join us for a special virtual 2021 Adelante Awards!

This year we will acknowledge and honor the lives of Eastside families who experienced tremendous loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also celebrate the spirit of resiliency in the community to advance a just and equitable recovery that is challenging systemic racism and demanding bold investments in our schools and communities.

Regular Adelante Pass: $150 per person


Special Honorees

St. John's Well Child & Family Center

 St. John’s strives for health equity by addressing the health care needs of low-income, uninsured, and under-insured people in Central/South Los Angeles and Compton. As a first-responder in the communities hardest-hit COVID-19, St. John’s launched a massive testing and contact tracing program in areas that had no access to testing and was the first community health center in the country to provide monoclonal anti-body infusion treatments for symptomatic COVID patients. In 2021, the agency opened 26 vaccination sites and launched the largest vaccination campaign by a community health center in the country. To date, St. John’s has administered 275,000 doses and counting. 94% of those vaccinated are low-income people of color.

Marisa Franco

Marisa Franco is the Director and Co-Founder of Mijente, a digital and grassroots organizing hub for Latinx and Chicanx people. In her almost 20 years of work as an organizer and movement builder, Marisa has helped lead key grassroots organizing campaigns rooted in low-income and communities of color, characterized by their innovation and effectiveness. She was named a New York Times 2018 Visionary and has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Univision/Al Punto, Politico, and the Washington Post.

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