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Impact Awards Dinner 2019

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  • Date

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Time

    6 PM Cocktail Reception
    7 PM Program Begins followed by Dinner and Entertainment
  • Location

    The Broad Stage 
    1310 11th Street
    Santa Monica, California 90401
For the past 12 years, the Impact Awards Dinner has served as an opportunity to honor our amazing community partners and, most importantly, highlight our accomplished students.
Since our founding 30+ years ago, the Alliance has been able to place thousands of deserving students of color in exceptional educational institutions. An unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion in independent schools is vital to furthering the missions of our organization and those of our member schools.

We would like to thank everyone for supporting our efforts and contributing to such a wonderful event.


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  • Manasa Tangalin

    Founding Executive Director, Independent School Alliance
    While having strong roots in Louisiana, Manasa was born and raised in Stockton, California. Manasa became the founding Executive Director of the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs in September 1984. She led the organization to provide a variety of support programs for families and member schools that dealt with issues of diversity, inclusiveness, multicultural education, equity, and justice until her retirement in July 2013.
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  • Alexa & Alex Amin

    Education Advocates; Co-CEO of Casting Networks
    Alexa and Alex Amin have been married and living in Los Angeles together for nearly 17 years. Born and raised in Woodland Hills, Alexa grew up in a family that valued community and education above all else. Alexa’s mother Sharon was an independent school and LAUSD educator for 33 years and her father Steven was an educator and administrator for 37 years. Alex was raised in a family that similarly shared the values of community and education. He was born and raised in London, England, where his parents immigrated to from Uganda, and came to California several years later to pursue a better life and more opportunity.
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