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

 

Executive Board:
Rachel Harvey – President

Ann Lightman – Vice President

Amanda Walker – Treasurer

Marissa Carrasco – Secretary​​​

Directors:

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).

Our History

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.

© 2018 The Cheremoya Foundation

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