May 7, 2013
Mother's Day Luncheon
May 10, 2013
Memorial Day- MVFC Closed
May 27, 2013
May 31, 2013
June 4, 2013
Sodexo Team at Loyola Marymount University and Mar Vista Family Center Celebrate Success of Annual
Summer Feeding Program- LOS ANGELES, August 8, 2012 - Sodexo today celebrates Feeding Our Future®, an
annual summer program that provided 12,000 free meals to local youth this year. Volunteers from Sodexo at Loyola
Marymount University (LMU) and West Side Food Bank joined with area participants to celebrate the program's success
with an end-of-summer picnic hosted at Mar Vista Family Center in Culver City.
Volunteer Spotlight- This summer our DrainWatch program had the wonderful
opportunity to work with a talented group of teenagers at the Mar Vista Family Center located on
the banks of Ballona Creek in Culver City, CA.
8th Annual Literacy Fair huge success- Hundreds of Del Rey kids and their families
enjoy guest readers, arts and crafts, free food, and the sounds of the Del Rey Community Jazz Band at
the 8th annual Mar Vista Family Center Literacy Fair on April 14, 2012.
By Youth For Youth Planting Day- Lazaro Trinidad was grinning when
he saw all the plants about to go into the ground along the Ballona Creek behind the Mar
Vista Family Center's new building at 5075 S. Slauson Avenue in Culver City.
Mar Vista Family Center Native Plant Garden- On Saturday, June 25th,
in partnership with Ballona Creek Renaissance and Mar Vista Family Center's By Youth For
Youth program, over one hundred native plant species were planted in a new garden adjacent
to Ballona Creek.
Youths, environmentalists take part in planting event near Mar Vista Family Center-
Members of the Mar Vista Family Center's By Youth For Youth program recently joined with the Friends of
the Ballona Wetlands and other volunteers to place over 100 plants in a garden along Ballona Creek near
the family center's facility in Del Rey.
Ballona Creek beautified by By Youth For Youth- More than 100 native plants were
introduced into a 90-feet-wide area behind the Mar Vista Family Center's new building at 5075 S.
Slauson Avenue, Culver City, by staff and volunteers with the Center's By Youth For Youth program
and the Youth Science Alliance, which brought 18 high school student interns preparing for WATERS
Project (Watershed Awareness Training for Ecological Research & Stewardship) from three communities
within the Ballona Watershed.
Twelve Teachers Graduate from Mar Vista Family Center Program-
UCLA Extension Program for pre-school teachers graduates largest class to date
from the Mar Vista Family Center.
Literacy Fair is fully booked- The Mar Vista Family Center
hosted its seventh annual Literacy Fair, drawing more than 500 attendees on
Saturday April 16th.
Mar Vista Family Center's Literacy Fair Engages Kids' Imaginations
- Mar Vista Family Center holds its 7th Literacy Fair to encourage
families to read together to promote education and a better life now and in
Literacy fair to be held in Del Rey- A literacy fair
featuring story time, musical performances, vendors and library booths is
planned at Mar Vista Family Center.
Literacy fair planned at Mar Vista Family Center-
Families and children are invited to gather at this year's seventh annual
Mar Vista Family Center Literacy Fair Saturday, April 16.
Groceries For a Good Cause- As part of its give
back to the community program, West Los Angeles Whole Foods donated 5
percent of Wednesday's takings to the Mar Vista Family Center.
Whole Foods to Donate Moneys to Local Family Center-
If you plan on shopping at Whole Foods this week, be sure to head out
to the West Los Angeles store on Wednesday, April 6, when 5 percent of
the day's proceeds will be donated to the Mar Vista Family Center.
Free Cash for College- On Saturday, the
Mar Vista Family
Center hosted a series of workshops that focused on providing
low-income parents and students with information about state and federal
scholarships, grants and loan options.
Free Cash for College- This Saturday, Free FAFSA
workshops every hour from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Mar Vista Family
Center. Bring your finacial documents. AB 540 workshop will also be available.
Call for more info.
An activist transforming lives and a community- No
glitzy superhero costume hangs in the closet of Lucia Diaz, CEO of Mar
Vista Family Center in Del Rey. Yet her incredible transformative powers
manage to function just fine absent such trappings.
An activist transforming lives and a community- Lucia
Diaz has been a powerful infuence in fulfilling the center's mission,
thereby turning a neighborhood that was once violent and gang-ridden into
a safe and thriving environment.
Boxing helps girls build confidence- KnockOuts for Girls
transforms lives with training, discipline and scholarships.
Altares que invocan regreso de los difuntos- Recuerdan a
las muertas de Juárez y migrantes que no lograron cruzar.
Mar Vista Family Center hosts annual BY Youth for Youth leadership
conference- Latino celebrities joined over 100 teens at the Mar Vista
Family Center in Del Rey for its 10th annual "BY Youth for Youth" leadership
conference on October 1 and 2.
Mar Vista Family Center’s Preschool Literacy Program to receive $9,700 from Verizon California as one of the runner up organizations who participated in their Check Into Literacy grant campaign.