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LA Sentinel Features Bright Star

May 10, 2022

On March 5th, the Los Angeles Sentinel featured an article on Bright Star's partnership with Baldwin Bethany Community Development Corporation and our new school building for Stella Middle Charter Academy!

From the Los Angeles Sentinel: "With educational excellence being the driving force, a dream of a facility became a reality for Bright Star Schools, Bethany Baptist Church and the Baldwin Bethany Community Development Corporation.

"The partnership between the organizations led to the dedication of the permanent home of the Stella Middle Charter Academy, which is located on the campus of Bethany Baptist. Community members, church leaders, school officials and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas celebrated the academy’s opening during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 22.

“'Today’s celebration represents a remarkable collaboration among various parties, including the partnership between Baldwin Bethany Community Development Corporation (BBCDC), Bright Star Schools and the County of Los Angeles,' said Ridley-Thomas. 'It is partnerships such as this that produce transformational results and continue the work to develop today’s youth for tomorrow’s future.'

"The road to securing a permanent home for the academy took many years, said Hrag Hamalian, executive director of Bright Star Schools. 'The school is 17-years old, but we were not able to get a permanent home for it,' he said. 'Thanks to the partnership with Bethany Baptist Church, we were able to construct it. We are very thankful to them and really glad to be in this community.'"

Read the full article on the Los Angeles Sentinel site here.