We Salute our Project Leaders
Project Leader of the Month July 2006
Lilia Elias --
We need to celebrate the contribution of an outstanding L.A. Works leader! Lilia Elias has become increasing more involved over her 8 year history with L.A. Works, most recently making a commitment as a Dreamsaver facilitator. So far, she has facilitated 4 sessions and has committed to leading two more this month! She is awesome!
Lilia tells us a bit about herself:My name is Lilia and I’m just a girl in the world.
I enjoy working with children and young adults. Through L.A. Works, I have volunteered at Children of the Night and lead Teamworks at the Aviva Center. However, I have also volunteered at other organizations outside of L.A.Works, like the Valley Trauma Center, L.A. County Probation Dept., Revlon Run/Walk for Breast & Ovarian Cancer and the L.A Gay and Lesbian Center. I have been involved with L.A. Works for approximately 8 years. Which is the beauty of L.A. Works, you can be in a funk where you aren’t able to volunteer for some time, but as soon as your schedule permits, L.A. Works is there for you! There is something for everyone, no matter what your availability or interests are.
When I read about the Dreamsaver project, it was love at first sight. Working at the UCLA Career Center, where great careers begin, I wanted to be a part of a project where GREAT DREAMS begin. Not only does Dreamsaver help kids plan out their dream, it also covers the importance of saving money and recognizing the difference between proactive and reactive behavior. YOU have the power to make your dreams a reality! Sometimes the biggest road block between you and your dream, is you. If one person can walk away from the workshop feeling confident that they can reach their goal, I have made a difference.
That’s what volunteering is about, making a difference by giving what money can’t buy, your heart. Being sincere and being yourself is all you need.
Lilia 's devotion makes her an inspiration to us all! Thanks Lilia --
This Month's Project Leaders
Thanks to all of our Project Leaders who are leading projects during the month of July.
You are the real leaders in our community! The Staff & Board of Directors of L.A. Works thanks you for being the real superstars of our community!
Want to join the ranks of L.A.'s most involved citizens? Become an L.A. Works Project Leader.
Past Project Leaders Of the Month