The staff at the Cypress Park FamilySource Center watched Estephanie Orduna grow up before their very eyes, first as student, later as a volunteer and most recently as an employee at the city-run community center. It was her first job, and her co-workers said the young woman who was also attending a beauty school in Boyle Heights was beginning to come into her own, according to a story in the EGP News. But, earlier this month, Orduna’s grieving parents showed up at the center to let the staff know that she had died the day before in a fatal street race accident in the 3800 block of Griffin Avenue.
told EGP News. “It’s like losing a child.”
This past week, the Cypress Park FamilySource Center organized a fundraiser to help the Orduna family. “She was one of the local residents on a real road to success,” said center director Michael O’Connell.