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Acknowledgements

  • Mr. Kevin Trapp - DonorsChoose Project Funded (2010)
  • Mr. Jason Lombardi - DonorsChoose Project Funded (2011)
  • Ms. Aida Gamez - DonorsChoose Project Funded (2012)
  • Ms. Kristen Williams - 2 DonorsChoose Projects Funded (2012)
  • Ms. Amber Green - DonorsChoose Project Funded (2012)
  • Ms. Ami Takahashi - 2 DonorsChoose Projects Funded (2012)
  • Ms. Haley Boyan - 2 DonorsChoose Projects Funded (2012)
  • Ms. Marina Hatfield - “10 Steps to Creating a Cutting-Edge STEM School Library” Published in YALS (Winter 2012)
  • Mr. Edward Colacion - Korea Study Abroad Fellowship (Summer 2012)
  • Ms. Nancy Saravia - 2012 Excellence in Parent Engagement Award (Spring 2013)
  • Ms. Marina Hatfield - “Reading is the Way Up Grant” for $500 (Spring 2013)
  • Ms. Marina Hatfield - “Barona Grant” for $5,000 to buy STEM books (Fall 2013)
  • Ms. Amber Green - DonorsChoose Project Funded (2013)
  • Ms. Miriam Gonzalez - LAUSD Perfect Attendance 2012-2013 School Year
  • Ms. Beatriz Mendez - LAUSD Perfect Attendance 2012-2013 School Year
  • Ms. Yolanda Valdez - Everyday Hero Recognition (Fall 2013)
  • Officer Tony Saldana - Everyday Hero Recognition (Fall 2013)
  • Ms. Yolanda Valdez - California State Classified School Employee of he Year / L.A. County Finalist (Spring 2014)
  • Mr. Edward Colacion - “Dwight Stuart Youth Fund” Recipient of $12,000 Grant for One-Year NY Times Subscription
  • Ms. Yvonne Huang - One of 10 Region 8 “Educator of the Year” Finalists (Fall 2014)
  • Survivor Mud Run Finishers - Andrew Conroy, Marina Hatfield, Daniel Fernandez, Yazmin Lugo, Beatriz Mendez, Jeraldy Vega, Hicxell Wester, Mario Valenzuela (Fall 2014)
  • Ms. Hicxell Wester - 3 2 1 Blastoff Award (Spring 2015)
  • Ms. Marina Hatfield - "Reading is the Way Up Grant" for $500 to buy math books (Spring 2015)
  • Mr. Edward Colacion - LASLA "Friend of the Library" Award (Spring 2015)
  • Mrs. Marina Hatfield - Won "Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries" grant for $7k of CCSS Books (Spring 2015)
  • Mrs. Hicxell Wester - National Healthy Schools Award (2015-2016)
  • Mrs. Hicxell Wester - National Healthy Schools Award (2016-2017)
  • Mrs. Susan Lee - Korean Education Center in Los Angeles Grants funded (2012-2016)
  • Mr. Julio Sequeira - Symphony for Schools (2013-2015)
  • Mr. Julio Sequeira - Modern Music Masters Tri-M Honor Society (Est. 2015)
  • Mr. Julio Sequeira - 3 DonorsChoose Projects Funded (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Mr. Julio Sequeira - Little Kids Rock School (Est. 2013)
  • Mr. Julio Sequeira - Eastside Arts Festival (2013, 2015)
  • Mr. Julio Sequeira - Music Center on Tour (2015)
  • Mr. Julio Sequeira - Central Arts Festival (2016)
  • Mr. Julio Sequeira - Palos Verdes/South Bay Mu Phi Epsilon Alumni Chapter Campus Concert Recipient (2016)
  • Ms. Ms. Heydon - Whole Foods Salad bar grant 2011
  • Ms. Susie Heydon - CFY Computer Distribution Grant (2011, 2012)
  • Parent Center - AALA Volunteers of the year YOKA Parent Center  (2015, 2016)
  • Ms. Diana Marquez - YOKA #1 of all Local District Central Middle Schools: 86.8% of students attending 96% or higher (2015-16)

YOKA's "Survivor Mud Run" Team Finishers