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Michelle Obama honors L.A. inner-city program Everybody Dance
Michelle Obama honors L.A. inner-city program Everybody Dance

An after-school dance program serving 2,400 inner-city students in Los Angeles has been selected as one of 12 recipients of the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. The program, Everybody Dance, was founded in 2000 by Liza Bercovici in memory of her daughter, Gabriella Axelrad, who died in a bicycling accident at age 13. Gabriella loved to dance, and Bercovici started Everybody Dance in an affordable housing project near downtown L.A. to reach as many disadvantaged children as possible, from preschool to high school. "This award is the culmination of a 15-year journey occasioned by the loss of my 13-year-old daughter," said Bercovici on Monday from Washington,...

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