For the past 41 years, Harambee Ministries, with the help of dedicated staff and volunteers, have provided education, support and leadership for families in Northwest Pasadena.
Harambee seeks to nurture and equip leaders who will impact the immediate area.
Harambee will celebrate by hosting its annual gala, a black-tie affair with the theme “Standing Ovation,” on Saturday evening, Sept. 22, at the Castaway in Burbank. The event will include entertainment, a silent auction and dinner, as well as a performance from the Harambee performing arts scholars.
“The theme of the night is ‘Standing Ovation’ because Harambee believes every child deserves a standing ovation and, moreover, they deserve the chance to earn it through hard work and perseverance,” said Angela Lee, the organization’s executive director.
Harambee will also recognize four honorees – Maria Toliver, Jon DeCuir, Tina Williams and Albert Tate — who have significantly contributed to making a difference in the lives of the local residents.
“This is a phenomenal opportunity to celebrate how far Harambee has come and just how bright the future is,” Lee said. “This is truly the ultimate way to celebrate and raise money for an organization deeply committed to serving youth in northwest Pasadena.
For event information, visit harambeeministries.org or email Ericka Smith-Stephens at email@example.com.
First published in the August 31 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.