Sergio Carillo talks about how the Boys & Girls Clubs of LA Harbor saved his life when he was a kid and how he is paying it back today by volunteering as the president of the club’s board of directors.
September 25, 2020
Stories of L.A. Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (SOLAHA) oral history project
Vol. II, No. 26 Sergio Carillo recounts positive influence of Boys & Girls Club in his teen years and future
Anticipating of the Los Angles harbor area Boys and Girls Club (B&GC) annual fundraising event “Bids for Kids” on the “virtual” calendar for Friday, October 9 hear the account from Sergio Carillo about how as a youth he suffered from ADHD and dropped out of high school.
He was “saved” when he started participating at the B&GC, had benefit of counseling and returned to school ultimately earning his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California. He is currently president of the B&GC board and “gives back” by supporting their mission with countless hours of service and sharing the joy from seeing how young lives can be changed and hope on the horizon.
Born and raised in Wilmington, California, with 25 years of experience in local government and public advocacy he now heads up his own company Carrillo Strategies, Los Angeles based minority-owned public affairs, governmental relations, media relations, community engagement and political consulting firm. He is active in many service organizations and also on board of L. A. Harbor Area Cemetery District (Wilmington) with many Civil War veterans interred at the site.
For more about the Boys & Girls Club and how to donate click here: https://www.bgclaharbor.org/
As always we appreciate the fiscal sponsorship support from Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, District 4 and our website sponsors: Renaissance Group, Steve Kleinjan (Clean San Pedro, Jim Husey (State Farm Insurance), George Van Buren & Associates (accounting services), Council District 15, ILWU Foremen’s Local 94, and eminent sports photographer Peter Read Miller.
Thanks for consideration to support the mission of the B&GC and/or other worthy youth organizations.
Other Stories From Sergio Carrillo
- His heroes emigrate from Mexico — Sergio Carrillo
- Historic Gay Protest in Wilmington — Sergio Carrillo
- Wilmington Builds The World’s Biggest Burrito — Sergio Carrillo
- Club Kid to LA Harbor Boys & Girls Clubs President — Sergio Carrillo
- Wilmington’s Historical Cemetery — Sergio Carrillo
- How Wilmington Saved the Union — Sergio Carrillo