Los Angeles, CA, January 29, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Champions for change Jeffrey Coprich, Sr. and Jeffrey Coprich, Jr. are working relentlessly in an effort to shine a spotlight on inspirational stories and promote hope in urban communities. Their goal is aimed at bringing greater national attention to initiatives that are deterring the manifestations of societal breakdowns, while shining the spotlight on programs created as a way to recognize, inspire and encourage youth-led efforts.
Jeffrey Coprich, Sr. founded the Inner City Destiny Awards and Inner City Youth Foundation to observe and celebrate community leaders, mentors and celebrities making a positive impact on the youth during the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday, bringing awareness to his life, work, and community service for the advancement of the human race.
Coprich, Sr. is also founder of “LA Inner City Mass Choir” who was featured on Oxygen’s “Fix My Choir” starring gospel superstar Deitrick Haddon and Michelle Williams. Haddon is a gospel singer, songwriter, music producer and pastor. He also stars on Oxygen’s “Preachers of L.A.” Williams turned toward gospel music after making her name in the R&B group, Destiny’s Child.
Jeffrey Coprich, Jr. a Cal running back, was one of 22 players nationwide selected to the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team for dedication to community service. Coprich Jr. was honored after establishing the Essence K. Coprich Book Club, in honor of his late sister, at the elementary school she attended in their hometown of Watts. Essence died at age 7 in a family car accident in 1996 when he was 3 years old. Coprich was so badly injured, his father said in an interview last year, which he was not expected to survive. "I want to continue to help out the young kids out there and let them know anything is possible," Coprich said.
The dynamic duo co-founded the Unsung Heroes Awards, which is held annually in commemoration of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., as well as celebrating top academic and athletic achievers, community leaders and celebrities.
About Jeffrey Coprich Book Club:
Jeffrey Coprich, Jr. created the book club to encourage inner-city youngsters to become more capable and enthusiastic readers, giving them a chance to pursue a future in college. He worked with congresswoman Maxine Waters, the I Am Foundation and the Los Angeles Unified School District to secure a grant to purchase new books for the library at 116th Street Elementary in Watts.
About Unsung Heroes Awards:
Unsung Heroes Awards selects candidates who have excelled in the classroom and/or sports, in conjunction with having done the most or the best in community service. Additionally, the nominees are chosen based on their grade point averages, letters of recommendation and personal narratives. The winners are students who are at a critical juncture in their lives and who need the inspiration that winning the Unsung Heroes Award brings.
About Inner City Youth Foundation:
The Inner City Youth Foundation supports and provides programs and services in the arts, music, entertainment, self-esteem, character building, community service, and mentoring. The foundation also provides a Literacy Education Program through the Jeffrey Coprich Book Club & The Essence K. Coprich Library located at 116th Street School in Los Angeles. The Inner City Youth Foundation is in its 25th year honoring Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. and his legacy.