Los Angeles, CA | 17
2011 Award Recipient
Daniel Sobajian was shocked when he learned that 60% of his public school classmates’ families lived at or below the poverty line. Daniel felt compelled to address this reality and began a non-profit called StudentsDo.org. Daniel’s first project was a back-to-school supply drive. The drives continued for multiple years and provided a range of school supplies for students in Daniel’s area, including pencils, crayons, paper, notebooks, backpacks, and other much-needed items. Daniel actively collaborated with local organizations, including seven schools, two youth councils, two libraries, and one local church. Daniel’s efforts had a strong impact on his local community, providing donations to places like the Westside Children’s Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica, and the Mar Vista Family Center.
StudentsDo organized school supply drives in the Los Angeles area, ensuring that children of all economic realities could return to school each fall with the supplies needed to fully participate in the classroom.