Resolution on Supporting the Work of Creative Corrections Education Foundation
WHEREAS, 84 years ago, the founders of the League of Latin American Citizens, (LULAC) joined together to establish an organization that would become the largest, oldest and successful Hispanic civil rights and service organization in the United States, and
WHEREAS, the Creative Corrections education Foundation (CCEF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by long time LULAC member and supporter Percy Pitzer and his wife Sunant, and
WHEREAS, the mission of CCEF is to provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged children of incarcerated individuals through scholarships for vocational and university education, and
WHEREAS, these scholarships will help these students pave their way to a successful, self-determined and happy life by increasing their potential for self-reliance and growth and reduce second generation crime, and
WHEREAS, the Bureau of Justice Statistics report on parents and their children found that more than 1.7 million children under the age of 18 had a parent in prison, representing 2.3% of total child population which grows to more than 7 million children when you include those with a parent under correctional supervision, and
WHEREAS, children too often follow in the footsteps of a parent who has committed a crime and the goal of CCEF is to give these youth a better tomorrow through higher education, and
BE IT RESOLVED, by LULAC that we support and endorse the excellent work the Creative Corrections Education Foundation has undertaken to provide scholarships to children of the incarcerated to give this disadvantaged group the opportunity to choose education over incarceration and stop second generation crime and ensure a better tomorrow for these students and communities.
Approved this 22nd day of June 2013.
LULAC National President