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Wells Fargo gives $1 million in scholarships to bridge financial gaps faced by students amidst COVID-19
September 17, 2020
The program, which began accepting applications on Sept. 14, will be administered with long-standing partner APIA Scholars to students entering college and current college undergraduates for the Spring 2021 semester. The financial aid will be able to help cover costs of education like books, computers, materials to support distance learning, tuition, and housing. ... read more »
The Los Angeles Public Library and Dynasty United Youth Association Team Up for A New Virtual Tutoring and Job Preparation Program for South L.A. Students Affected by COVID School Closures
September 15, 2020
The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) and the Dynasty United Youth Association (DUYA) come together to launch the virtual Accelerated Learning Program Service for South L.A. students in grades K-12. Students can access the free educational support program, Monday through Friday, noon to 8:00 p.m through June 5, 2021. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. ... read more »
Masks are the fastest way back to jobs and school
September 10, 2020
It’s a simple thing we can do that’s good for our families and our community. ... read more »
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Los Angeles City College Supports Black Lives Matter
September 10, 2020
In response to the rising movement for Black Lives Matter, Los Angeles City College (LACC) has implemented several initiatives to fulfill their commitment to pursue racial justice. ... read more »
Rams Player Donates Laptops to Youth in Need
September 10, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic transforming education into virtual learning, internet and computers are a must-have for students. Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Sebastian Joseph-Day is donating laptops and internet hot spots to four Dreamer Scholar students in Watts from the I Have a Dream Foundation-Los Angeles (IHADLA). ... read more »
Los Angeles Rams Quarterback Jared Goff Commits to Help Address Education Inequities For Inglewood Unified Students
September 10, 2020
In an effort to help level the educational playing field for Inglewood youth, Los Angeles Rams Quarterback Jared Goff has made a commitment to support Inglewood Unified School District to address education inequities. ... read more »
Suit Alleges Teacher Abused Boy Because He Was Black, Disabled
September 8, 2020
 A lawsuit filed against Los Angeles Unified on behalf of a Black boy with a speech and language impairment alleges he was verbally and physically abused by his white preschool teacher in 2019 and that the principal did nothing about it.  ... read more »
Dodgers, MLB Front Office Employees Tells HBCU Students About Sports Industry
September 3, 2020
To celebrate the legacy of Jackie Robinson, the Los Angeles Dodgers partnered with the L.A. Dodgers Foundation (LADF) to host a career panel for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students. The career panel was to show students the various occupations in Major League Baseball. ... read more »
UCLA: Vickie Mays Named Special Advisor to the Chancellor on Black Life
September 3, 2020
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block announced  that Vickie Mays, a professor of psychology and health policy and management, has been named special adviser to the UCLA chancellor on Black life. ... read more »
LAUSD Reports Decrease in Attendance, Kindergarten Enrollment
September 3, 2020
With virtual instruction well under way in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the superintendent said today average daily student attendance is at 88.4%, compared to 91.8% last year, with kindergarten classes seeing a major decline. ... read more »
LA County Library Offers Computer, Hotspot Loans
September 3, 2020
Los Angeles County residents in need of a computer or internet service can now borrow them, the LA County Library announced today. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Susie Fowler
September 3, 2020
Although it was difficult, learning how to be a hurdler was something that Susie Fowler was committed to doing. She had been running track since she was nine but began to learn how to hurdle during her high school years. ... read more »
L.A. Community Colleges Extend Enrollment for Free Tuition ‘Promise’ Program
September 1, 2020
The Los Angeles Community College District has reopened enrollment for its College Promise program -- which offers free tuition and guaranteed admission to first-time, full-time students – through Sept. 15 for the fall semester. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Sunday August 30, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
August 30, 2020
Black Fact of the Day: Sunday August 30, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365 Wilberforce University, was established by the AME Church and became the first HBCU founded by African Americans, 1856 Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
LA City Council Approves $30M For Free Childcare, Programs At Parks
August 27, 2020
The City Council voted today to use $30 million to provide childcare relief to low-incoming working families in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ... read more »
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