(left to right) EWDD General Manager Jan Perry, Metta World Peace and outgoing YouthSource Director Brenda Anderson at the last “A Conversation With…” event
Outgoing Youth Operations Director Brenda Anderson donated $2,000 to the City’s YouthSource Centers, reaffirming her belief in the City’s Youth Programs, even in retirement.

“Brenda Anderson, in her inimitable style, left us with a legacy that will continue to resonate even in retirement,” said EWDD General Manager Jan Perry.

Brenda retired from the City of Los Angeles on August 30, 2018 after a 16-year civil service career. Brenda’s legacy projects include the recently launched “A Conversation With…” series, which gives youth from the City’s 14 YouthSource Centers an opportunity to interact with influencers who have faced similar challenges and overcome obstacles to build successful careers.

Guests have included famed Actor Danny Trejo, who discussed challenges with drug addiction, gang violence and re-entry issues, and former Los Angeles Laker Metta World Peace, who discussed growing up in poverty and how to successfully mentally prepare for challenges.

Learn more about the many programs and benefits offered through EWDD Youth Services and their YouthSource Centers.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of September 24, 2018. Read this issue and more.