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(PASADENA, CA)  On May 28, Hillsides Education Center (HEC) graduated 11 seniors – the largest graduating class in the 32-year history of the school – during an emotional commencement ceremony held in the auditorium on Hillsides main campus in Pasadena. An overflow crowd including family, friends, students, Hillsides volunteers, and representatives from school districts and other charitable organizations were in attendance to celebrate the 2014 graduating class.   
Singer Lisa Donahey will perform songs from her new CD, LISA DONAHEY: Takes on Broadway, during an album launch event and charity benefit concert to be held on Wednesday night, June 25, at the Wells Fargo Theater at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hillsides. Donahey, a Southern California native, has been singing and performing since she was 10 years old and saw her first musical production of “Annie.” “From that moment, I was hooked and knew I wanted to sing and perform,” she recalled.
 (PASADENA, CA) Hillsides, a Pasadena-headquartered charity, has appointed Brent M. Mason to a two-year term as the new chair of its board of directors.   Mason has been a member of Hillsides board of directors since 2009. He replaces Karen Tanji as chair.  Tanji will remain on the board in an ex officio position.     
(PASADENA, CA)  Hillsides Youth Moving On (YMO) program has collaborated with four local agencies to develop a personalized workplace education curriculum that is currently being tested as a pilot program for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood.  The alliance, the Transition- Aged Youth Collaborative, worked for three years to formalize and standardize how such youth are trained for success in the work force.
(PASADENA, CA) The day before had been stressful, Anna Bryan, the mother of four, admitted.  She’d attended school for five hours studying English as a second language, and then rushed home to the demands of housework and her children, ranging in age from 3 – 14.  One thought kept her going, however: “Tomorrow will be a better day.”


Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. >
We offer community-based programs and services providing parenting classes, mental health support, and crucial resources for vulnerable children and families throughout Los Angeles County. >
Education Center, a therapeutic residential and day school, offers individualized education for students with social-emotional, learning and/or behavior challenges for children in kindergarten. >

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