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Salvation Army: Los Angeles Day Care Center & Salvation Army: Siemon Family, Youth, and Community Center

Program Affiliate(s): Sheri Graves, Director - Siemon Center, Maxine Higa, Divisional Director, & Maria Rodriguez, Director - LA Day Care Center

In an effort to celebrate our valuable partnerships, we highlight at least one of our stations and/or community partners each quarter. This quarter, we recognize the faculty and staff at the Salvation Army: Los Angeles Day Care Center and the Salvation Army: Siemon Family, Youth, and Community Center!

In 2019, the partnership between the Foster Grandparent Program and the Salvation Army began. Today, the Salvation Army hosts 12 FGP volunteers, collectively at the two centers. Prior to the pandemic, the Salvation Army would continuously recognize the FGP volunteers by celebrating their birthdays and showcasing the volunteers at the entrance of each center! Throughout the pandemic, the Salvation Army has continued to recognize the FGP volunteers and administer wellness checks! Maxine Higa stated how the program is "a great advantage to our children [over 175] and the grandparents, as it provides a sense of worth to both parties."

We are so grateful for the faculty and staff at the Salvation Army: Los Angeles Day Care Center and the Salvation Army: Siemon Family, Youth, and Community Center, especially Sheri Graves, Maxine Higa, and Maria Rodriguez, for their generosity and commitment to those in need across Los Angeles County. Pepperdine GSEP Foster Grandparent Program is thankful for the partnership and looks forward to the continued service of those in need across Los Angeles County together. 

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Salvation Army: Siemon Family, Youth, and Community Center 

7651 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, California 90001

 

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Salvation Army: Los Angeles Day Care Center

836 Stanford Avenue Los Angeles, California 90021

 

Please help us honor and recognize the Salvation Army's dedication to the seniors and the Los Angeles County community. Thank you, Sheri Graves, Maxine Higa, and Maria Rodriguez, and the rest of the faculty and staff at the Salvation Army for your dedication to our volunteers and the Foster Grandparent Program!