South Central Youth Empowerment Thru Action

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The Problem

Marqueece Harris-Dawson served as the Director of South Central Youth Empowerment Thru Action in Los Angeles, CA. Marqueece empowered students from South Central’s eight high schools to identify community problems and take action. Through his program, students photographed and exposed poor conditions at local schools and mobilized more than 6,000 peers to secure $153 million in funding to rebuild school infrastructure, fix lockers, and improve student bathrooms. Marqueece won a BRICK Award in 1999.

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