Brotherhood Crusade and the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, host a lovely carnival at the EXPO Center – the community is invitedBrotherhood Crusade and the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, will host a free carnival to launch their Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Vocational Training Program, Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Music, dancing, games, free computer classes and crafts for all ages will be available. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy live entertainment and traditional foods and crafts from Latin American Countries during the launch at EXPO Center, which is located at 3980 Bill Robertson Lane (formerly Menlo Ave.), Los Angeles, California 90037.“Although we live in a computer age, it is important to recognize that everyone does not have access to the Internet, or know how to use a computer effectively,” said Belinda Jackson, Executive Director of the EXPO Center. “It is important to Brotherhood Crusade and the EXPO Center to ensure that residents in our community have every opportunity to succeed. Moreover, we want them to have state-of-the-art equipment and well-qualified instruction.” “The BTOP Vocational Training Program represents the first step in realizing our vision for South Los Angeles” said Charisse Bremond, President and CEO of Brotherhood Crusade. “We are grateful to our tremendous partners who made this possible: Microsoft through its Elevate America Community Initiative, Verizon, American Honda, Wells Fargo, Southern California Edison, JP Morgan Chase, The Gas Company, Southwest Airlines, Bank of America, California Consumer Protection Foundation and The California Endowment. It is their commitment to technological literacy, workforce development and economic growth that enables us to make a difference and improve quality of life in our community.”The Latino Heritage Carnival offers free admission and free parking. Brotherhood Crusade is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution founded in 1968 to provide necessary resources, program services and a voice of advocacy to traditionally underserved communities. Our mission is to remove and/or help individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success and facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life, by promoting health and wellness, enhancing educational opportunities, cultivating economic growth and building community agencies and institutions.For more information please call Maybelline SaintJulian at (323) 846-1649.