Here are some May highlights from my social media @rendon63rd!
I was proud to join Assemblymember Carrillo in welcoming Father Boyle of Homeboy Industries to the Capitol last week. Homeboy Industries is a nationwide model for gang rehabilitation and re-entry services, and has provided critical resources to thousands of people.
I had a great time touring Montara Avenue Elementary School in South Gate. I was able to award retiring Principal Juana Cortez with a resolution recognizing her many years of service to our kids. I also got the chance to check out Mrs. Figueroa's Reading Intervention classroom, which helps boost reading levels for kids. She's done a great job creating a warm, welcoming environment, and it was great to see that in person.
I'm giving Anthony Rendon of the Angels a run for his money – I got to throw the first pitch at the South Gate Junior Athletic Association's 70th Opening Day Ceremony! I had a ton of fun and even managed to get the ball over the plate. A big win for me and a great day in South Gate!
We welcomed PATH Ventures to South Gate for their grand opening of Path Villas.
Path Villas is a 60 unit permanent supportive housing development that will serve low-income, homeless veterans, and individuals living with mental illness who are transitioning out of homelessness.
It's great to have partners who are committed to end homelessness by investing supportive services and affordable housing to help our community members who are rebuilding their lives.
Thank you and congratulations Path Partners!
I had so much fun at our most recent Community Coffee event in Maywood! Thank you to everyone who came out to chat and to Egg N Bird for hosting us. Also, thank you to Eddie De La Riva for giving me this amazing present — an old Maywood Ave street sign that's no longer needed. Can't wait to hang it up in my office!