Nov. 7, 2017: Los Angeles-based Weingart Center presents Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with 2017 Visionary Award

November 07, 2017

Goal of group: Helping homeless

SACRAMENTO – The Weingart Center, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that helps the homeless become self-supporting residents, has conferred Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its 2017 Visionary Award for her advocacy championing programs to help those who are homeless.  

“Senator Mitchell believes in the idea that we can successfully combat poverty and break the cycle of homelessness by investing in transforming lives within our community,” said Kevin Murray, CEO and president of the Weingart Institute and a former state lawmaker. “Senator Mitchell has been a devoted champion for social justice and we are proud to honor her with the Weingart Center's Visionary Award.”

The Weingart Center is recognized as the most comprehensive “one-stop” service center for homeless and at-risk homeless individuals in the Western United States. A comprehensive human services organization, it is committed to establishing a world in which all people have and maintain a high-quality productive life. Their mission: empower and transform lives by delivering innovative solutions to combat poverty and break the cycle of homelessness.

The award was presented to Mitchell last Thursday at an event in downtown Los Angeles called the Weingart Center Transformation 2017 Gala.

Photo caption: Joining Mitchell, from left, are L.A. Councilman Curren Price; former-Sen. Kevin Murray, president/CEO of Weingart Center; and Vijay Gupta of the LA Philharmonic and Street Symphony. (Photo courtesy Next Exit Photography).

For more information, visit Sen. Mitchell’s Web site HERE or at the address below.

Sen. Mitchell is chair of the Senate Budget Committee. A member of the Legislature for more than six years,  she represents nearly 1 million residents of Senate District 30, which includes Culver City and much of Los Angeles. See a map of Mitchell’s district that includes a demographic breakdown of its residents and more HERE. Learn more at



Communications Director

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Senate District 30

Capitol Building, Room 5080

Sacramento, Calif. 95814

(916) 651-4030 office; 916 717-0513 cell