29 NOVEMBER, 2018. Margie Buttitta SSL was one of the pioneer founding sisters of South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project (SC LAMP) which celebrated its 25th anniversary on October 20, 2018. SC LAMP was established in the aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, when eight congregations of Catholic sisters came together to find a way to help South Central, the neighborhood most impacted.
Sister Margie Buttitta SSL and Sister Yolanda Vega SSS, a Sister of Social Service, were the first directors. They were hired and commissioned by the board of Women Religious to walk the streets of South Central Los Angeles, to visit and assess the needs of the area. A parenting program in Spanish and English as a second language, was initiated, answering especially to the needs of Latino families, and has continued to exist for the last 25 years.
To read more about the 25th anniversary celebrations, click on the latest edition of Musings, our monthly newsletter - Issue 80.