On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in the Tom Bradley room at Los Angeles City Hall, 25 members of the Los Angeles community were honored for their foundational work to make a positive impact in our city.
PLEASE MEET A 2016 IMPACT-MAKER TO WATCH:
...works diligently to obtain the American Dream by taking full advantage of the opportunities surrounding her. Her passion of empowering community members to make significant changes in their lives and neighborhood is infectious. She lives to see a violent-free community, with thriving businesses and residents, clean neighborhoods and civically engaged members of the community. Diana’s force will continue for many years.
— Joe Buscaino, LA City Council District 15
Diana Medel is a 20-year-old community activist. Born in Mexico City and raised in Wilmington, California. Seeking the American Dream, her mother brought her to California at the age of eight. Through opportunities in high school through the Global Environmental Science Academy, Diana began to take a leadership role on campus and throughout her community. She began as vice president of her learning academy GESA, President of a local Relay For Life team, and the unique experience of mentoring young middle school girls. Diana now works at a non-profit called South Bay Center for Community Development and oversees the I Heart Wilmington and I Heart Watts resident led movements as the I Heart Wilmington Outreach Coordinator. Her passion is to empower community members to make significant changes in their neighborhood. She continues to pursue her education at Los Angeles Harbor College and aspires to obtain her masters in communications.