Through the generosity of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) of Pasadena, several students from the Pasadena/Altadena area were awarded coveted scholarships named in honor of slain civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event was hosted by the IMA.
The students include: Malvin B. Dube-Mathanada, John Mitchell, Stevenson Simon, Chloris Turner, Chloe Turner, Brittney Waters, and Jade Stewart.
The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) is an association of clergy men and women who share a passion for spiritual enrichment and social justice among the people whom they serve as leaders in the Pasadena/Altadena community. The organization has presented over 155 scholarships in 25 years since 1984.
During this 2009 year, an additional $1000 award was donated to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) of Altadena's Academic, Cultural, Technical, Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) program. The ACT-SO Program is a youth art, performance and educational development program of the NAACP.
The awards breakfast was held this summer at the Altadena Baptist Church. Pastor George Van Alstine is Senior Pastor. Several pastors gave inspirational remarks to the students: Pastor Roland Jenneford, Evangelist Darrell Burch and Pastor George Van Alstine, IMA Treasurer.
[By: Henry A. Johnson, Public Relations Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Pasadena.]