Children's Defense Fund-California (CDF-CA) will host its 28th annual Beat the Odds ceremony on December 6, 2018 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

The celebration will honor five Los Angeles high school “stars” in recognition of their excellence in academic achievement, despite overcoming tremendous obstacles.

This momentous occasion is co-chaired by Children’s Defense Fund President Emerita Marian Wright Edelman, Jurnee Smollett-Bell & Josiah Bell, Carol & Frank Biondi, Ruth-Ann Huvane, Kevin Huvane, Alfre Woodard & Roderick Spencer, and CDF-CA Executive Director Shimica Gaskins.

WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 2018
5:45pm – Media Check-in
6:30pm – Red Carpet Arrivals

WHERE: Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd

Children’s Defense Fund-California is the state office of Children’s Defense Fund, a national child advocacy organization founded by Marian Wright Edelman that has worked relentlessly for over 45 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. CDF-CA was established in 1998 to meet the needs of underserved children in the state of California. With offices in Los Angeles, Oakland and Long Beach, CDF-CA champions policies and programs that lift children out of poverty, ensure all children have access to health coverage and care and a quality education, and invest in our justice-involved youth. To find out how you can contribute, visit www.cdfca.org, call (213) 355-8787 or email cdfca@childrensdefense.org.

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