It was the thousands of individuals, working within and through community organizations, who brought the sometimes elusive dream of rebuilding after last year's quake to reality.
That is the simple truth that Cal State Northridge hopes to honor and encourage next week during a tribute to those who contributed to the city's and the university's recovery.
CSUN has set aside Feb. 17 as Community Awareness Day at the university. Hundreds of community-based, nonprofit organizations from throughout Los Angeles are expected to participate in the daylong tribute.
Participating groups, primarily those seeking student interns and to expand their volunteer base, will set up exhibits on the west side of the Matador Bookstore from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.