Rest in Peace Ricardo!
Ricardo was a good hearted kid who struggled to overcome the obstacles he grew up in. He was a member of PassionLA and was in a relationship with one of our other students Sarah. On November 8th, Ricardo was shot to death in Boyle Heights. He was not a gang member, he was a 17 year old kid trying to make positive changes in his life. He always wanted to be a chef, so he got a job dishwashing hoping to earn a position as a cook at a local restaurant. He was walking home from his second day on the job when he stopped to eat some food and was senselessly murdered by two local gang members who mistook him for a member of a rival gang, one of them ended up being a friend he grew up with.
Please pray for our community and for Ricardo's family.