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Russell Westbrook, LeadersUp Team Up To Equip South LA Youth With Career Resources To Succeed

This organization teamed up with NBA superstar Russell Westbrook to help bring hundreds of jobs to the community in South LA. LeadersUp has always been on a mission to empower and uplift the community which made them a match made in heaven during Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation’s (WNF) Coming Home Event last month. During the single-day activation, the event celebrated Westbrook’s return to Los Angeles as a Laker while also providing community members with immediate on-the-spot health services, educational services, and job training. “Being from the inner city, I understand the resources, access, and opportunities that are needed for young people,” said Westbrook, according to a press release. “It’s a privilege to be able to help the South LA community and beyond, whether it’s through education or job creation.” Jeffery Wallace, LeadersUp President and CEO, also shared the same sentiments in a statement: “I applaud Russell Westbrook’s leadership and strategic philanthropic...

Dec 16, 2021