Erick Rodriguez, a project designer at Suisman Urban Design since 2011, was honored by the Child and Family Guidance Center (The Center) for his exceptional contribution to improving the lives of children and families in the San Fernando and Antelope valleys. Erick’s work focuses on sustainable regional development, urban revitalization, public transportation, public spaces and buildings. Erick received services at the Center as a toddler, and he returned to the organization recently as a volunteer, where he created the Center’s CITY ART PLAY Program. CITY ART PLAY offers today’s children a chance to learn, play and grow through a series of art workshops that encourage them to think of art and their community as one entity. The Center, a leading non-profit provider of mental health services for children and families, is honoring him at their “Champions for Children” 50th Anniversary Celebration, which took place on Thursday, April 25th at the Sheraton Hotel in Universal City. “Erick’s commitment to giving back to his community has resulted in a new, creative outlet for children to learn, heal and grow. He sets an example of what is possible when non-profits and business professionals work together to improve communities,” said Roy Marshall, the Center’s president and CEO. “It is our pleasure to honor him for all he brings to our organization.” The Center has provided exceptional, accessible and affordable mental health care in the San Fernando Valley for more than half a century.
May 15, 2013