The Sandré R. Swanson Youth Foundation held its First Annual Black and White 2015 Scholarship Gala Saturday, Feb. 21, at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant in Oakland. More than 325 people attended the event, which celebrated Swanson’s 50 years of community service and raised funds for scholarships to benefit underserved youth.
The foundation honored the Cypress Training Center and East Oakland Youth Development Center for their commitment to enriching underserved youth. The foundation also gave computers to select students at the event and encouraged them to apply for an academic scholarship.
-Sandre Swanson is surrounded by hopeful youth at the gala for his Youth Foundation on Feb. 21. – Photo: Kia Croom