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SUMMER 2018 UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE

The Summer 2018 edition of our Newsletter is here! In this edition: Complete details on our "Fun & Frivolity, 2018!" fundraiser, a recap on our recent Scholarship Ceremony, and more! Click here to download your copy.

Remember, you can always visit our Newsletter Archives Page to access previous editions.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
2018 MOE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

We would like to congratulate all of the youth who received scholarships as part of our annual Models of Excellence Scholarship Competition.

The Models of Excellence Scholarship ceremony was held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 and was attended by the Friends of Project 10 Inc. team, Scholarship Donors, members of the Project 10 Millennium Trustees and local community leaders.

Our Models of Excellence Scholarship program awards scholarships to Southern California youth who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of civil rights in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

Click here to download our Program!

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OUR ANNUAL "FUN & FRIVOLITY" FUNDRAISER

"Fun & Frivolity, 2018!" will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 2 to 5pm, at the Altadena home and garden of Mark Dizik and John Oden. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Models of Excellence Scholarship program. The suggested donation is $100, which is fully tax deductible. Tickets will be held at the door. Tickets go on sale March 5, 2018. CLICK HERE to purchase Tickets! Confirmations will be sent with your RSVP.

Click to download Flyer (JPEG)
Click to download Flyer (PDF)

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2018 MODELS OF EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

The application process for the Models of Excellence scholarship competition is now open.

Friends of Project 10 Inc. will be awarding $1,000, $2,000 and $3,000 scholarships to senior high school students from Southern California public, private and parochial schools who have advanced the civil rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population. The MOE Scholarship Ceremony for these outstanding students will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Winners or a representative must be present to receive the award. Complete details on our Scholarships Page.

Download an Application
Download a Flyer

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FUN & FRIVOLITY, ETC! — NEW DONOR PARTY

On August 12, 2017, new supporters of Friends of Project 10 Inc. enjoyed a lovely party at the home of Gail Rolf and Virginia Uribe. Entertainers were guitarist, Peter Skrabak, and tango dancers Kathy Cho and her husband, Lawrence Lycan. Models of Excellence scholarship recipient from 2009, Ariel Bustamante, shared her journey from homelessness as a high school student to her successful career at the LA LGBT Center as a trainer and instructor for the RISE program. Lance Webster, a long-time supporter and volunteer, made a glowing pitch for our organization. Thanks to both of our speakers for their passion, dedication, and long-time support of our work.

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DR. VIRGINIA URIBE, THE PIONEER!

Friends of Project 10 Inc. is proud to announce that a number of media outlets and LGBT nonprofits have recognized the work of Dr. Virginia Uribe, who founded the Project 10 program for the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1984, and later, Friends of Project 10 Inc. in 1986.

It was a time when LGBT students were considered "throwaway students," and they were treated as objects of hate and bigotry by not only their peers, but by the educational institutions that were there to serve them.

The Project 10 program and Friends of Project 10 Inc. were the first of their type in the world to address the issues of institutionalized homophobia in education, and to provide support and outreach to this very underserved student population.

We thank the various organizations for their recognition.

Video: The Lavender Effect
Video: Gay L. A. - Then and Now (KLCS)

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Friends of Project 10 Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible unless otherwise noted. Tax ID # 95-4080446.