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Hollywood BPW President Marjory Hopper will talk about the Los Angeles County Youth Commission, and Sabrina Chu will be recognized as East Los Angeles-Montebello BPW’s “Young Careerist for 2022” at the Wednesday, January 26th Zoom meeting of the East Los Angeles-Montebello Business and Professional Women. The Zoom meeting will start at 5:00 P.M. The meeting is open to the public, but reservations are required. To get the Zoom link E-mail lindalwilson@juno.com.

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors formed the Los Angeles County Youth

Commission in 2020 to promote youth participation in County affairs and policy development. The Commission provides a forum for youth perspectives, empowering Commissioners to impact the systems that are intended to serve and support them, their families, and their communities. Marjory Hopper, President of Valley Sunset BPW District and of Hollywood BPW, will about the goals and accomplishments of this newly formed Commission. She will talk about some of the young people who have been appointed to the Commission including their special interests. Also, she will talk about how young people can become members of the Commission.
Hopper is a graduate of Whittier College and received her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Southern California. She was a librarian for the City of Los Angeles – most recently at the John C. Fremont Branch Library. Her specialty is working with children as a storyteller, puppeteer and book talker. She has received the City of Los Angeles Community Service Award, the Children’s Service’s (LAPL) Award for outstanding Children’s Librarian, the Hollywood Coordinating Council Outstanding Community Service Award and the Woman’s Club of Hollywood’s award for Excellence to the Community. Hopper has presented programs previously on women’s history for the Business and Professional Women. She also did much of the research for the “For Bloomers to Boardroom” program which she has helped present to area colleges and schools. Hopper is also President of Hollywood BPW Club and Valley Sunset BPW District.

In addition, East Los Angeles-Montebello Business and Professional Women (BPW) will recognize Sabrina Chu, who is Development and Grants Manager at the Asian Youth Center, as its “Young Careerist for 2022.” The Asian Youth Center is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides employment, educational and social services to low-income, immigrant youth and families in the San Gabriel Valley.

Chu has lived for most of her life in the San Gabriel Valley. Her family are Taiwanese immigrants who moved to Southern California from Bogota, Colombia. Chu graduated in 2018 with a B.A. in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She was also a research assistant during her time at Cal Poly Pomona under the Asian American Transnational Research Initiative and was part of the 2018 Cohort of the iSchool Inclusion Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With the members of her cohort, she continues to publish research about the intersections of identity, diversity, and technology.

With four years of nonprofit experience, she had her start at the Asian Youth Center in direct services as a bilingual tutor at their various K-8 After School programs on local campuses in Alhambra Unified School District and San Gabriel Unified School District. She became the Development Coordinator in 2019 and the Development Manager in 2020.

The Young Careerist Program of BPW recognizes women and men between the ages of 21 and 35 who have been in their profession or business for at least a year. Candidates first are selected at the local level and then proceed to the District level. That meeting will be April 16th starting at 9:00 A.M. From there they proceed to the State BPW level. That meeting will be Saturday, May 21st.

To get the Zoom link and for more information about BPW or the Young Careerist Program, call Linda Wilson at (626) 307-5650 or E-mail at lindalwilson@juno.com.

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