Palmdale, CA- Advancing Communities Together (ACT) dba AV YouthBuild (AVYB) will
host their Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration Hope and Unity Block Party on January 19th, 2019
at Advancing Communities Together Community Center 38626 9th Street East, Palmdale, CA 93550 from
ACT is celebrating the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with our upcoming Hope & Unity Block Party. Our goal is to share with our community members the many educational and community resources available to them within the Antelope Valley. With our event, we plan to inspire the members of the community with music, art and local fare. We will also hold activities for children and families that will speak to social responsibility and engagement in an effort to demonstrate hope and unity in our community. We’re driven to transform our community one block at a time!
Community partners and organizations are strongly encouraged to join this very special for this event free of
charge. If any organization is interested in participating, please RSVP by calling Keela Mastrianni at (661)266-
8900 before January 17th, 2019.
About AV YOUTHBUILD:Antelope Valley YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that
simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime
prevention, leadership and community development. Antelope Valley YouthBuild is unique in offering an accredited
high school diploma and hands-on occupational training in Construction, Wildland Fire Technology to low-income
youth ages 16-24 while working toward their high school diplomas. Participants spend 6 to 24 months in the full-time program, dividing their time between construction and the YouthBuild academic program. AVYB’s participants serve their communities by building affordable housing, and transforming their own lives and roles in society.
“Our focus is to educate and promote social awareness on key issues affecting our young people as they
embrace leadership roles in their communities.” – Olivia Cherry, Co-Founder & Associate Director
Co-Founder & Associate Director
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