MOLAA School


January 29, 2013 – Hyundai Motor America made a $25,000 donation to the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) on January 24 to match existing museum funding to purchase a bus. This bus would provide service to approximately 5,000 students from surrounding cities each year for free museum tours and art workshops. According to MoLAA, the donation covers the costs of operating the bus for the first year. “Over the past year, many teachers told us that the cost of bus transportation is the barrier that prevents them from bringing their classes to the Museum,” Stuart Ashman, president and CEO of MoLAA, said in a statement. “It seemed to me, that if we could raise the money to purchase our own bus, we could provide our educational school tours and art workshop program to many more students. Thanks to Hyundai’s generous matching contribution of $25,000 to our bus fund, MoLAA on the Move, the Museum will now be able to purchase and operate our own bus.” MoLAA will first target students in the Los Angeles and Long Beach unified school districts as recipients of bus services. Anyone interested in supporting ‘MoLAA on the Move’ should visit http://www.molaa.myevent.com/3/donate.htm. Pictured, from left: Daniel Brezenoff, legislative director for Vice Mayor Robert Garcia; Hyundai’s Zafar Brooks; Ashman; Hyundai’s Walter Rodriguez; and Jode Hernandez of Proyecto Esperanza. (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Thomas McConville)

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