Mrs. Janet Chin was re-elected to the Garvey Board of Education in 2011 to a four-year term. She is an advocate of the youth and has founded a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for youth service learning projects. Janet is an U.S. Army Veteran, former actress and casting director, and has a degree in Business Production/Communications. Using techniques as a social entrepreneur, she believes that community partnerships, parent involvement, and after-school programs are key to whole child success. Janet has been honored with many service awards, including Los Angeles Bilingual Directors Association Award, Congressional Women of Distinction Award, Parent Volunteer of the Year, and National Defense Medal. She has served as the Vice President of the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association and is an avid volunteer in schools and community libraries. Mrs. Chin is a Neighborhood Watch Captain, and a member of the Community Emergency Response Team. Janet continues to encourage children to "take ownership of their community" and parents to get involved in their child's life-long education.