Monday, October 20, 2008

Reyes Celebrates Edward R. Roybal Learning Center

Councilmember Reyes joined the community and elected leaders Saturday to cut the ribbon on the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center in the Temple-Beaudry community. The new Los Angeles Unified School District(LAUSD) home of the Roybal Titans is a breath of fresh air in a densely-populated area of the First District, which reaches 50,000 people per square mile in some pockets, Reyes said.

The school, which serves about 2800 students, is named in honor of the late U.S. Congressman Edward R. Roybal, one of the most prominent Latino civil rights leaders of the 20th century. Reyes joined Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, daughter of the community champion, and LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia, both photographed above, in the celebration.
The opening of the Roybal Learning Center allows the neighboring Belmont High School to return to a traditional two-semester calendar for the first time in 26 years. The 10.5-acre Vista Hermosa Park, which Reyes opened this summer, sits adjacent to the Roybal Center.

Edward R. Roybal Learning Center
1200 W. Colton St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 580-6400