Lifting Up Life Learning Academy

June 21, 2017
Written by: By: Lindsey Madison, SIMEON Commercial Properties

Each year CREW SF partners with a charitable organization to raise awareness and support them in the field of commercial real estate or women in general. CREW SF believes it is vital to partner with a local community organization to help raise awareness for issues that impact locals. This year, CREW SF partnered with Life Learning Academy (LLA) to support the non-profit’s initiative called LLA Build. LLA is a San Francisco Unified School District charter high school founded in 1998 by the non-profit Delancey Street Foundation. LLA’s mission is to maintain “a nonviolent community for students who have not been successful in traditional school settings” primarily for homeless youth. They are raising funds to build on-campus dorms for those same students and need to raise $2 million to break ground on their project.

CREW SF aims to increase visibility of the LLA Build initiative by introducing them to engineers, planners, contractors, construction managers and more who can help by providing in-kind donations or discounted services to LLA. Over the weekend of June 10th our very own board member and community affairs liaison Cary Ronan hosted LLA at the Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club (MHPYC). LLA’s founder Dr. Teri Delane gave a heart-warming and inspiring presentation to the club members detailing the inspiration behind the foundation of Life Learning Academy. The club was able to raise approximately $1200 that evening to support LLA and its efforts. To learn more about LLA and support their cause visit their website http://build.lifelearningacademysf.org/.

To follow their progress, like LLA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lifelearningacademy/ and be sure to use the hashtag #LLABuild