February 25, 2014; 7 pm
Community Action of Skagit County presents a screening of the 2013 Academy Award® winner for Best Documentary Short, Inocente, an inspiring coming-of-age story of a 15-year old girl in California. Though homeless and undocumented, she refuses to give up on her dream of being an artist, proving that the hand she has been dealt does not define her; rather, her dreams do.
The film will be followed by a discussion and resources related to homelessness in Skagit County. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Skagit Volunteer Center to recruit 300+ community volunteers for the 2014 Skagit Project Homeless Connect, and Champions of Diversity, a scholarship program at Skagit Valley College.
In 2014, Community Action of Skagit County is hosting a series of community education events (sponsored by Amerigroup RealSolutions) to mark the 35th anniversary of stabilizing lives and helping families exit poverty with local solutions and resources, and the 50th anniversary of Community Action nationally. Community Action’s promise is to create a spirit of hope by “helping people help themselves, and each other.” For more information, see www.CommunityActionSkagit.org.
Advance tickets: $10