$1 million in Simon Youth Scholarships includes award for local Los Angeles student

Local Los Angeles student Miranda Hurtado will continue her education at Berkeley this fall with the help of Del Amo Fashion Center and Simon Youth Foundation (SYF).


Hurtado, of Lawndale, Calif., has received a Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship valued at $1,500. The scholarship was awarded in partnership between Del Amo Fashion Center and Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and career development opportunities for youth.


Hurtado, 17, is a recent graduate of Environmental Charter High School in Lawndaleand exemplified herself through academic excellence, leadership skills, and participation in both school and community activities, including volunteer work. She plans to study at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall.


“We are very proud of the Simon Youth Scholarships program, because it has given us the opportunity to support the academic endeavors of promising youth right here in our community,” said Lindsay Hermance, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Del Amo Fashion Center.


Simon Youth Scholarships are awarded annually to at least one student in every U.S. community that is home to a Simon® property. This year, approximately $1.1 million will be awarded.


“Simon Youth Community Scholarships reward academic excellence across the country and help students to continue their education,” said J. Michael Durnil, President and CEO of SYF.  “Financial concerns should never be the reason preventing a child from pursuing their dreams.”


About SYF

Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit, exists to help at-risk students, who are on the verge of dropping out of high school, graduate. Through 22 Simon Youth Academies in 11 states and Simon Youth Scholarships, SYF advocates, creates and initiates educational opportunities for students. In partnership with local public schools, SYF has maintained a 90% graduation rate at its Academies since inception, graduated more than 13,000 students, and awarded more than $13 million in scholarships.  Learn more at syf.org.


About Del Amo Fashion Center

Del Amo Fashion Center, a joint venture of institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Simon, is the South Bay’s retail destination for shopping, entertainment and dining. Del Amo Fashion Center boasts more than 200 stores, including Macy’s, H&M, Anthropologie, Barnes & Noble, Coach, and more. Visit the outdoor promenade and enjoy dinner at Stacked or PF Changs before a movie at our 18 screen AMC Theater. The indoor mall offers fashion for women, men and children plus jewelry, footwear and electronics. Del Amo Fashion Center serves the nearby communities of Palos Verdes, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Redondo Beach and Gardena. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and job listings, visitwww.simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center or call 310-542-8525.

Follow Del Amo Fashion Center on these social media channels:

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Credit: Simon Youth Foundation.

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