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Local Latino leaders raise $55,000 for East LA Catholic schools

Students in the classroom on the first day of in-person instruction

Local Latino leaders announced a $55,000 donation to help six Catholic schools in East Los Angeles facing financial difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The money, raised by members of the LA chapter of the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL), will help parochial schools that have struggled to provide Personal Protection Equipment and temporary tuition assistance for families over the past year.

The donation came after CALL members met with Archdiocesan officials, including Bishop David O’Connell and Department of Catholic Schools superintendent Paul Escala, about the financial difficulties schools were facing.

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