Ms. Jacqueline Castillo is Founder & President of Legacy Ladies, Inc. which was inspired by her mother, Lessie McKerson, who established a template of philanthropy and community service for Jacqueline to follow early in her life. As a result of her mother’s influence, she established an organization of women committed to empowering the community and families by providing programs and services to enrich their lives. Working diligently to establish a framework for the organization, the members endeavored to change one life at a time and one community at a time, with the purpose of making their “village,” which they define as the Crenshaw and Leimert Park area, economically self-sufficient. Eleven years ago, when she began her journey, the Legacy Ladies were fueled by her passion to served disadvantaged families and youth in our communities, and today the fire is still burning. She has traveled from coast to coast blazing a path of service for disadvantaged families through their Adopt-A-Family program. She has a mission to go beyond the borders of the U.S. to South Africa to support orphans impacted by the HIV/AIDS pandemic with medical and financial assistance to improve quality of life. Also provides empowerment and offer hope to women living in the “tent cities” after the earthquake. She is extremely passionate and dedicated to providing support, help and change to young ladies in Los Angeles communities.