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(Courtesy Photo)

The Wells Fargo Community Connection Grant presented a check in the amount of $1,000 to Changing Lives Coalition Inc. last week to benefit the 7024U Youth Outreach Center. “We would like to thank them for choosing our program,” said Brissa Padilla, executive director of CLC. “7024U Youth Outreach Center is a program dedicated to helping all youth of Artesia. They are currently working with elementary groups at all the elementary schools and have their after-school program that focuses on the educational goals of the youth as well as providing a safe haven.” Pictured are, back row from left, Cristal Gamboa, Melissa Kern, Brianne Creighton, Rosa Munoz, Maria Hernandez-Calderon, Angelica Ponce, Cindy Acosta, front row from left, Jessica Caballero, CLC program director, Padilla, Nallely Sepulveda and Melissa Nayares.