Al Minturn was the first program director of LA’s BEST. This award was established in 1992 to honor his life and outstanding involvement and dedication, as well as his humanitarian spirit. He instilled the value of service and making a difference in the world to members of our LA’s BEST community. In the past, awardees have made significant contributions to the promotion and improvement of the quality of life for our LA’s BEST community.
The Al Minturn Humanitarian Site Coordinator Award recognizes Site Coordinators who promote the health, happiness, and wellbeing of those in the LA’s BEST community, including students, their families, LA’s BEST staff, and individuals within the day school community.
2023 Award Recipient
Coreena Parraz, site Coordinator at Lassen Elementary
Corenna goes above and beyond her duties as a Site Coordinator. She is constantly offering support to her fellow LA’s BEST staff AND the school day teachers, administration, students and parents as well. Coreena ALWAYS puts the safety of her students first. On MULTIPLE occasions, Coreena was observed staying two to three hours after her shift to write a report to help the needs of a child.
Coreena is constantly advocating for new programs at her site. I’ve seen Coreena reach out to her supervising staff to push for programs she wanted to bring to her site.
Coreena asked her staff to select a couple students/families that could use extra support during the 2022 Holiday Season. She asked these students to make a wish list and all her staff selected an item to purchase from the students’ wish list.