Spreading Holiday Cheer in Los AngelesContributor: Swinerton Blogger | December 20, 2013
On December 18, Swinerton celebrated the holidays at the 28th Annual Christmas Party of Parents of Watts, a community organization that provides a wide range of resources to local families. With a special focus on third grade children and those with special needs, the party was held for 350 children who live and attend school in the Watts community in South-Central Los Angeles, which is surrounded by five housing projects. Parents of Watts is one of many Parent Training and Information Centers funded by the US Department of Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Act. The organization provides programs to improve the lives of families of children with disabilities by connecting families to needed support services and working to improve educational outcomes.
With many families in the Watts area experiencing tough times, Parents of Watts and Swinerton Builders wanted to turn frowns into smiles this holiday season. Swinerton is currently working on the design-build redevelopment of Jordan High School in Watts, and further invested in the community through a $1,000 donation by The Swinerton Foundation to Parents of Watts. On behalf of Swinerton, Project Executive Lia Tatevosian and Vice President and Director of Community Relations Rick Moore accepted a Certificate of Congressional Commendation Award at the Christmas party.
Swinerton is proud to stand with Parents of Watts as a community partner, and we look forward to providing a modernized, expanded campus for local youth at Jordan High School. We wish families everywhere a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!