Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches
Sabbatical, 2000

Rev. Eugene Williams III is the founder and Executive Director of Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches, a network of small to mid-size African American congregations that span Los Angeles County. LAM’s purpose is to build the capacity of these churches to meet the needs of their communities. It was founded in 1994 to address growing hopelessness and despair in the African American community over joblessness, illiteracy and the rates of incarceration of its young men. In 1998, LAM successfully fought for major prison reform legislation that mandates ex-offenders to work toward a GED as a condition of probation. Prior to 1994, Rev. Williams was an organizer in Philadelphia.

* Rev. Eugene Williams III passed away March 16, 2012.

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