Last Friday, October 24, the City of Garden Grove was recognized with the “Community Partnership Award” by the Orange County LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) Foundation. The award was presented during the organization’s Black and White Banquet, held at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Garden Grove Mayor Bruce Broadwater and members of the Garden Grove City Council accepted the crystal trophy, which was presented by OC LULAC President Benny Diaz, Jr. The award acknowledges Garden Grove’s continuing support in advancing social programs, and serving the needs of the Hispanic community, in collaboration with the organization.
This year, OC LULAC partnered with various non-profit groups and municipalities to assist the organization in areas such as education, career training, diversity awareness, and other issues affecting communities.
Over the last year, the City of Garden Grove has helped facilitate the establishment of OC LULAC’s headquarters in a building owned by the City. The facility includes several offices and meeting spaces, along with a computer learning lab. The City also partnered with the organization during the 2013 Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration by coordinating a tamale festival with all proceeds benefiting OC LULAC.