2021 Jerry Awards

Presentation of one of twenty-four Jerry AwardsCollaborating with a group of educators in Los Angeles, Dr. Porath created Value Schools to educate students in traditionally underserved communities. Today, our four value schools serve over 1,600 students from transitional kindergarten through high school.

Our staff vote each year for two students, two parents and two faculty/ staff members who demonstrate outstanding commitment to our core values. This year our celebration occurred on May 5 via zoom. The recipients of the 2021 Jerry Awards are:

Downtown Value School 

Ms. Barri Gonzalez, Proud DVS Faculty
Mr. Taylor Wheeldin, Proud DVS Faculty
Juranie Garcia, Proud DVS Student
Dianne Yucute, Proud DVS Student
Ms. Magaly Juarez Mendez, Proud DVS Parent
Ms. Justa Santiago, Proud DVS Parent

Everest Value School

Valery Rivera, Proud EVS Student
Nayeli Las Garcia, Proud EVS Student
Ms. Bianka Arzeta, Proud EVS Faculty
Ms. Jacqueline Mendez, Proud EVS Faculty
Ms. Isis Campos, Proud EVS Parent
Ms. Flor Rivera, Proud EVS Parent

University Prep Value High School

Ms. Sandra Paniagua, Proud UPVHS Parent
Ms. Teresa Nam, Proud UPVHS Parent
Hazel Austin, Proud UPVHS Student
Joseph Mazariegos, Proud UPVHS Student
Ms. Natalie Sisto, Proud UPVHS Faculty
Ms. Jenelle Sagrero, Proud UPVHS Faculty 

Central City Value High School 

Mr. Jose Uicab, Proud CCVHS Faculty
Mr. Nicholas Vu, Proud CCVHS Faculty
Mr. Jose Morales, Proud CCVHS Parent
Mr. Hugo Lopez, Proud CCVHS Parent
Chanel Williams, Proud CCVHS Student
Blanca Ortega, Proud CCVHS Student

Congratulations to all our Value Schools students, staffs, and parents who remind us each and every day how the five values change lives.