Awardees

EAPD confers 2 main annual awards along with an occasional special recognition.

Heart and Soul Award Winners

2023

Reverend Richard Estrada

Cerise Castle, Journalist

Alicia Harris, Teacher

2022

Elen Asatryan, Glendale City Councilmember

Carlos M. Montes

Tracy Abbott Cook

 

2021

Barbara Ferrer

Al Ballesteros

Member of Congress Karen Bass

 

2020

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ)

Member of Congress Judy Chu

Malcolm Johnson

 

2019

Dr. George McKenna, L.A. School Board Member

State Senator Anthony Portantino

Ana Guerrero

 

2018

Angélica Salas

Former California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno, Esq.

Member of Congress Adam Schiff

 

2016

Mitch O’Farrell, L.A. City Councilmember

Irma Muñoz

Bret Graham, Esq.

 

 

Educator of the Year Award Winners

 

2024
Fidencio Gallardo, high-school language arts and English teacher, Bell.

 

2023
Alicia Romero Pérez, elementary teacher, City Terrace.

 

2022
Cheryl Ortega, bilingual educator, Los Feliz and Echo Park along with other Eastside neighborhoods.

 

2021
Julie McManus, high-school teacher, Eagle Rock, and Downtown L.A.

 

2020
Andrea García, librarian, Glassell Park.

 

2019
Koreen Cea, elementary teacher, Eagle Rock, and Cypress Park.

 

 

Special Recognition

 

Force of Nature Award (2019)
Hans Johnson

 

 

Good Trouble-Maker Award (2014)
Jackie Goldberg

 

 

 

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