Tonight we report on the impact of gang violence on the Los Angeles community of Hollenbeck. Anderson sat down with 10-time world champion boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who was born in Hollenbeck. He is also one of the neighborhood's greatest success stories.
In 1992, he became the only American ever to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing. Since then, De La Hoya has become one of Hollenbeck's most visible philanthropists, working to help the area's teens escape lives of crime and drug use.
He started the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation, which recently partnered with Microsoft to offer computer skills classes to the local community. He is also on the board of Green Dot, a group of 12 California public schools helping high-need, at-risk students make it to college.
Read more about Oscar De La Hoya's philanthropy here, and watch tonight's AC360° at 10p ET to learn more about his plans for Hollenbeck's youth.
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