MOSTe scholar recognized for leadership skills

Lesly Reynaga at the at the 2017 JROTC Awards, where she received an $800 scholarship and seven awards for leadership and academics, including Battalion Cadet of the Year.

At the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)  Awards on Friday, May 5, 2017, MOSTe scholar Lesly Reynaga received an $800 scholarship and 7 awards for leadership and academics, including Battalion Cadet of the Year.

Lesly is a member of the Class of 2017 at Thomas Jefferson High School, where she is proud to have been JROTC Battalion Commander.  She served in the JROTC program at Jefferson for three years and was also the Unarmed Drill Team Commander, leading the team in various regional and state-wide competitions.

MOSTe honors Lesly for her achievement and congratulates her on her acceptance to Cal State Fullerton, where she begins studying in September. Lesly hopes to enter the health field as a nurse or physician assistant.

Using her brain at Lycoming College

One student passes a brain to another.

MOSTe scholar Catherine Juarez observes and studies a human brain, Lycoming College Prep 2015. Catherine is now a proud member of the Lycoming College Class of 2020, and looks forward to serving as a Lycoming College Prep Facilitator (LCPF) this summer, 2017.

Not long ago, MOSTe scholar Catherine Juarez was incredibly thrilled  to attend Lycoming College’s summer College Prep program and get her first taste of college academics.

Fast forward just over a year, and Catherine is a proud member of Lyco’s Class of 2020, about to step up and serve as a Lycoming College Prep Facilitator for a new crop of excited students this July.

Not only did Catherine have a wonderful first year at college, but her hard work produced some impressive results, as noted in this comment from Dean Andrew W. Kilpatrick:

“As a college academic dean, I would never share a student’s grades. Having said that, I would like to acknowledge Lycoming College Prep Facilitators (LCPFs) Catherine, Tanner, and Tom for their OUTSTANDING grades this semester. I am incredibly proud of each of you. Well done!”

All of us at MOSTe agree: Well done, Catherine! We’re so proud of you.

Join us at our Lanterns Luncheon annual fundraiser

Celebrate our role models with MOSTe!

Tracy Drain Flight Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Tracy Drain
Flight Systems Engineer, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Bob Alter President, Seaview Investors, LLC.

Bob Alter
President, Seaview Investors, LLC

Joni Alter Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Seaview Investors, LLC

Joni Alter
VP, Sales and Marketing, Seaview Investors, LLC

Thursday, April 27, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Millenium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Share the inspiration! Join us for our annual Lanterns Luncheon at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Donors, friends, and supporters, as well as past and present MOSTe scholars are all welcome.

At our April 27, 2017 luncheon, we’ll honor three outstanding members of our community: Tracy Drain, Deputy Chief Engineer on NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Juno mission to Jupiter, and Joni and Bob Alter, premiere real estate investors and longtime MOSTe supporters.

Buy Tickets, Ads, and Tables HERE

Sponsorship questions? Please contact Executive Director Alejandra L. Valenzuela:
(213) 537-9157

NBC LA spotlights MOSTe

Reporter Kim Baldonado recently interviewed our girls, mentors, and staff and put together this terrific piece for NBC LA’s Life Connected page:

MOSTe Empowers Girls From Underserved LA Neighborhoods to Become College-Educated Women

Heartfelt thanks to Kim, her team and NBC LA for highlighting our work to help these amazing girls achieve their full potential!

Want to make a positive difference in a young girl’s life?  Join us!

MOSTe comedy benefit on April 1 is SOLD OUT!


We’re now completely SOLD OUT for Krullapalooza IV, a night of comedy featuring Sarah Silverman and Margaret Cho, hosted by the amazing Tig Notaro as a benefit for MOSTe. If you didn’t snag a ticket, you’re still welcome to make a donation in honor of Suzanne Krull.

Hilarious comedian in front of urban window

Tig Notaro. Photo by Bob Chamberlin/LA Times, 2012.

Krullapalooza IV takes over Largo at the Coronet on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8 pm. Hosted every year by renowned comedienne Tig Notaro, the event features some of the best known comedians working today. The theme for this year’s show is GIRL POWER, something the late, great Suzanne Krull had and supported in spades — and which MOSTe has championed for 30 years.

Hope to see you April 1 at:
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Krullapalooza is an annual comedy fundraising event dedicated to the memory of Suzanne Krull Spruyt, who left us in the summer of 2013 after a life-long battle with a rare connective tissue disorder. Against odds that should have crushed her spirit, Suzanne became a respected actress, writer and comedienne. Suzanne had a huge place in her heart for the underdog. If you were vulnerable, misunderstood, discriminated against or marginalized, she had your back. In honor of who she was and what she stood for, those who tried to love Suzanne as much as she loved us present Krullapalooza IV, as a benefit for MOSTe.

To learn more about hilarious, badass, beloved Suzanne Krull, watch this.