The "Unity In Diversity Dinner–Dance", scheduled for Saturday, November 16th, is to be held at Pasadena's Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue. So, bring your dancing shoes as this is an event that you do not want to miss!
PACTL will honor "Three Community Heroes": the Honorable Jacque Robinson, Vice-Mayor, City of Pasadena; Phillip L. Sanchez, Chief of Police, City of Pasadena; and Dr. Kate Bean, Executive Director of Aveson Charter Schools.
Yoland Trevino, PACTL President and Executive Director, indicates that there were quite a number of very accomplished and noteworthy individuals who were considered. She adds that "this year's honorees are outstanding representatives of that group of quality of individuals in our community, not only on the basis of their level of professional achievement, but also in the professional acumen, the critical ability and the commitment they consistently demonstrate in meeting the challenges they have been faced with in service to our community."
Pasadena/Altadena Coalition of Transformative Leaders began its work of empowering parents and strengthening communities in December of 2006 with key support from the Flintridge Foundation. After targeted outreach to parents, residents, professionals and practitioners in Altadena and Pasadena, an eight-month long series of workshops and dialogues on the Appreciative Inquiry Approach to change and on transformative leadership led a core group of parents and professionals to incorporate PACTL as a non-profit organization in December, 2010. PACTL is committed to culturally appropriate and inter-generational engagement approaches, and best practices that build on the resiliency of community members and appeals to accessing the collective intelligence of parents and the community to address issues confronting it. The organization is forward-thinking and employs a model that seeks to develop innovative and inclusive ways for the civic engagement of parents and youth.