May 4th Legacy Newsletter


Message from the President

Dear Valued Partners,


I hope this newsletter finds you and your family in good health during these turbulent times.  As an organization, we remain focused on providing a pathway to higher education for disenfranchised African American girls (Torchettes) in South Los Angeles. Utilizing college as a springboard for future achievement, we hope that the girls will apply the knowledge they have learned to become productive global citizens.  In order to achieve that objective, we have expanded our team.  Please allow me to introduce you to Candida Mobley.  She is the Chair of the Executive Board and brings a wealth of non-profit and marketing experience to the organization.

I am also pleased to introduce you to our Junior Executive Board. It has always been my goal to provide the Torchettes who have graduated from college, and have pursued their professional careers, an opportunity to continue the legacy of the organization.  Fortunately, they all had an interest in the non-profit world and they invited their friends to join them.   This dynamic group of young professionals display a high level of enthusiasm and a diverse perspective to the board that has already proven to be invaluable to the organization.  Please welcome our team! Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay positive. 

Sincerely



President & CEO




Board Chairperson Candida Mobley


Candida Mobley

Board Chairperson

Owner, Voices, Inc

I hope this newsletter finds you and your family in good health during these turbulent times.  As an organization, we remain focused on providing a pathway to higher education for disenfranchised African American girls (Torchettes) in South Los Angeles. Utilizing college as a springboard for future achievement, we hope that the girls will apply the knowledge they have learned to become productive global citizens.  In order to achieve that objective, we have expanded our team.  Please allow me to introduce you to Candida Mobley.  She is the Chair of the Executive Board and brings a wealth of non-profit and marketing experience to the organization.


I am also pleased to introduce you to our Junior Executive Board. It has always been my goal to provide the Torchettes who have graduated from college, and have pursued their professional careers, an opportunity to continue the legacy of the organization.  Fortunately, they all had an interest in the non-profit world and they invited their friends to join them.   This dynamic group of young professionals display a high level of enthusiasm and a diverse perspective to the board that has already proven to be invaluable to the organization.  Please welcome our team! Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay positive. 


Meet The Junior Executive Board


Miyoshi Price President Crenshaw High School B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara Miyoshi Price graduated from Crenshaw High School as the Student Body President in 2011 with a 3.98 GPA. Price worked under the leadership of Councilman Bernard Parks in 2009 to better public school education.  In the fall of 2010, Price received early admissions into UC Santa Barbara Class of 2015.

Price declared her major in Film & Media Studies at UCSB. She invested time in learning how to direct, write stories, understand the history of cinematography & production. While studying abroad in Italy, she produced a mini-documentary. In 2015, Price received the Vice-Chancellor Award & earned her degree. Price started developing content for Crystal Cruises & transitioned into television, where she learned overnight programming at CBS Interactive. She is now an Entertainer for the LA Clippers & the Media Asset Manager for NFL Media.



Dedreiana Elliott Vice President George Washington Preparatory High School B.A. California State University, Channel Islands Dedreiana Elliott is a native of South Central Los Angeles. She attended George Washington Prep High School where she was first introduced to the From the School House to the White House Leadership Academy. She served as a Torchette for the program from 2011-2012. Shortly after transitioning out of the leadership academy, she attended California State University, Channel Islands where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Communication. 

After graduating, Dedreiana accepted a job at California State University, Los Angeles as a Recruiter/Community Recruitment Specialist.  As an advocate of higher education, she is now currently pursuing her Masters in Communication at California State University, Los Angeles. She also co-host a podcast called Admit’n, to help introduce and educate professional and personal development options for African American students interested in achieving success.  She’s excited to be connected with the leadership program again and to be able to work toward one of her goals, which is to create pathways to pursue higher education for African American students. 


Roc'kale Bowman Secretary, Washington Preparatory High School B.A. California State University, Long Beach Roc’kale attended George Washington Prep HS where she participated in the From the Schoolhouse to the White House Leadership Program from 2012-14.  After high school, she attended CSULB and received her B.A in Human Development and Human Resources Management. During her time at CSULB Roc’kale created, coordinated, and implemented a teen conference for girls ages 11-18 titled You’re Worth It

Roc’kale also worked for the National College Resources Foundation and lead the Young Black Achievers program in Lynwood School District. After graduating, Roc’kale went on to work with USC’s College Advising Corp to increase the college outcome for low-income, first-generation students. As an advocate of educational equity and social change, she is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Entrepreneurship at USC. Roc’kale is passionate about uplifting her community - South LA. She’s excited to be a part of the leadership program again to pay it forward. 


Dillesha Davis Treasurer Crenshaw High School Dillesha Davis aka “Dee Dee,” was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She is a graduate of Crenshaw High School where she was a Torchette in the Legacy Ladies’ Leadership Academy. She attended college briefly only to find out her true passion was baking, which she learned from her grandmother at the age of seven.  Everyone would go to her grandmother’s house for home cooked meals and desserts, especially during the holidays. Dillesha emulated her grandmother and felt the same joy and happiness.