TELACU’s Annual Building the Dream Gala, Presented by TOYOTA, will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017, at the JW Marriott, L.A. LIVE!
On this special night each year, approximately 1,000 individuals representing the Foundation’s extraordinary partners—corporations, individuals, governmental and public officials, and our network of colleges and universities—gather together to celebrate the accomplishments of the amazing young people the Foundation was created to empower. This event generates critical funding that year after year propels thousands of students along the Foundation’s Continuum of Education—from middle school all the way through post-graduate studies and launches them into the competitive 21st Century workforce as highly skilled professionals poised for success.
This year TELACU’s most prestigious honor, the “CREO” Award, will be presented to The Honorable Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the California Assembly.
More than 125 Scholars will also attend the Gala, representing the more than 2,000 students annually served by the Foundation. During an intimate reception, these students have the opportunity to engage one-on-one with our distinguished honorees, as well as with many other successful professionals—our partners who so generously invest and believe in them. It provides them an exciting first glimpse into the networking and fundraising events they hope one day to support themselves!