Gooden 6th Grader Natalie Brown Addresses the Pasadena City Council on Homelessness

Published : Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | 1:14 AM

Natalie Brown, 6th grader at The Gooden School, speaking to the Pasadena City Council.

Gooden 6th grader Natalie Brown, winner of the Pasadena Martin Luther King Jr. Community Coalition essay contest, addressed the Pasadena City Council on Feb. 3 on the issue of homelessness. With confidence and resolve, she shared her award-winning essay, and announced she would donate all of her $250 prize money to help establish a local Coalition for the Homeless. Natalie concluded, “I believe that, with God’s help, all good things are possible and anyone can help change the lives of those in need, even a young girl like me.”

Mayor Bill Bogaard’s response? “Very impressive!” Bogaard said.

Established in 1975, The Gooden School is an independent Episcopal school, K – 8, in Sierra Madre. For more information visit,

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