ABOUT THE CHEREMOYA FOUNDATION
The Cheremoya Foundation (CF) is an area-wide movement of parents and community supporting historic Cheremoya Elementary School, located below the Hollywood Sign.
Founded in 2009, The Cheremoya Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that is run by volunteers who commit their time and resources to support students, teachers, and administration.
The Cheremoya Foundation is open to anyone interested in joining — $10 annual dues for base membership, with a variety of additional contribution levels and categories in which to participate.
The board is comprised of effective leaders from every segment of the area demographic.
Elected board members for 2019-2020
Rachel Harvey – President
Ann Lightman – Vice President
Amanda Walker – Treasurer
Marissa Carrasco – Secretary
Ann Lightman & Aida Galoussian – Director of Events
Claudia Tarpin – Director of After School Programs
Cynthia Kaschak – Director of Communications and Social Media
Laura Rocchio – Director of Design
Laura Eckert – Director of School Grants
Cindy Guzman & Rouzanna Achemyan – Director of Parent Outreach
Tommy Woelfel & Amy Parsons – Director of Room Parent Liaison Program
Angela Fuentes – Director of Campus Greenery
Do you have time to volunteer? If so, please contact us.
(We could especially use a director of corporate funding and a director of parent volunteers!)
We partner with local groups:
Academics and the arts
Physical education (Got Game Sports), nutrition and environment.
Additional languages, math & science
After school programs and expansion opportunity in all fields.
Literacy, comprehension, writing
Capital improvements, endowment, and additional personnel funding via Hollywood Arts Council, Enrich LA, Hollywood Orchard, and Hollywood United Neighborhood Council (HUNC).
Nestled below the iconic Hollywood sign off the streets of Franklin Avenue and Beachwood Drive, Cheremoya Avenue Elementary has been Hollywood's community school for over a 100 years. Cheremoya opened just 10 years after Hollywood was annexed to Los Angeles and only two years after the Los Angeles Aqueduct started supplying water to the area. The school's name comes from the surrounding agricultural area when in the late 1800s to early 1900s orange groves, pineapples and cherimoya trees lined the hills of Beachwood Canyon. There are two cherimoya trees on the school's campus today.