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Two Women Lead Metro to New Heights; First Time in 28-Year History
July 15, 2021
Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins and newly appointed Metro Chair Supervisor Hilda Solis outline the vision of Metro in the annual State of the Agency Address.  Solis and Wiggins will be the first combination of women, as chair and CEO to concurrently serve at Metro in its 28-year history. ... read more »
Compton College Supporting the Health, Wellness, and Educational Needs of our Community
March 18, 2021
Compton College has a rich history of providing services to students throughout Los Angeles County, many of you attended Compton College, or a family member or a friend attended Compton College. We need your help letting others know about Compton College and the many opportunities and supports that are available to Compton College students. We have courses available for the spring 2021 second-eight-week session, which begins on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Help us tell our story, consider enrolling at Compton College, tell family members, your neighbors, and your friends about enrolling at Compton College. ... read more »
JPMorgan Chase Commits $30 Billion to Advance Racial Equity
October 22, 2020
“All Americans deserve equitable access to affordable housing and the physical, emotional and financial security it represents,” said Lisa Rice, CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance. “JPMorgan Chase’s new commitments will help make owning or renting a reality for more Black and Latinx families, whose housing access has been impeded by decades of systemic racism and are now disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID-19. Addressing the affordability crisis, now overlaid with the pandemic, will require many players on many fronts, and these commitments are concrete, meaningful steps in the right direction.” ... read more »
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Mike Bloomberg Makes History with the Black Press of America
February 20, 2020
“The Bloomberg campaign’s initiative is groundbreaking, and it goes to significantly increasing the economic health of African Americans by tripling their net worth,” said Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Steve Benjamin, who co-chairs Bloomberg’s campaign. “The Bloomberg model is intentionally focused on creating a million new African American homeowners, 100,000 new African American-owned businesses, and $70 billion in federal capital to go in the 100 most challenged neighborhoods across the country.” ... read more »
Wiggins Leads Metrolink in Connecting People to Opportunity
April 25, 2019
Stephanie Wiggins, the commuter train’s first African American CEO, shares her vision for the agency   Stephanie Wiggins has always believed she could reach her goals. ... read more »
Winners Announced in the ‘I Got Bank’ Essay and Art Contest
September 20, 2018
Officials at One United Bank said they are “proud to announce” the recent winners of the “I Got Bank Essay and Art Contest”.  The ten awardees, ... read more »
Fatima Goss Graves Becomes the National Women’s Law Center’s New CEO and President
July 6, 2017
Fatima Goss Graves began her tenure July 1 as CEO and president of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), a preeminent organization that advances equality and opportunity for women and girls. ... read more »
A Helping Hand For The Community
February 15, 2017
“Our company promotes empowerment, education and growth,” she adds. ... read more »
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TV academy gets first black CEO in its 70-year history
November 22, 2016
A veteran producer is the newly elected chief executive of the Television Academy and the first African-American to hold the post in the organization's 70 years. ... read more »
JP Morgan Chase CEO Talks Economic Challenges, Small Business Support at YWCA
August 17, 2016
Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, visited the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles recently to talk with area small business owners about some of the economic challenges facing the nation and what corporations like JPMorgan Chase are doing to support small businesses. ... read more »
New Metro Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club CEO Plans for Organization’s Growth
August 10, 2016
Calvin Lyons said he is “beyond honored” to now be working as the CEO of Los Angeles’ Boys and Girls Club. Lyons is a Seattle transplant, where he in four years, implemented a budget plan that eliminated the organization’s nearly $10 million in debts and enabled it to recover and grow. He also helped pass King County’s six-year Best Starts for Kids levy, which generates approximately $65 million annually and is considered the nation’s most comprehensive approach to early childhood development. ... read more »
Community Forum Speaks To Metro CEO About Concerns, Issues
June 22, 2016
Transit, gentrification & local hire were the topics at structured South L.A. forum with Metro CEO ... read more »
What Will 2016 Bring for Economic and Political Opportunity and Social Justice
December 29, 2015
The 2016 Presidential election still is more than 10 months off, but already it promises to serve as a referendum on social justice and racial reconciliation, in a year when national attitudes are changing faster than ever - and not always for the better. Pending U.S. Supreme Court decisions and legislation before Congress 2016 will profoundly impact racial consideration in college admissions, voting rights, collective bargaining and criminal justice reform. ... read more »
Metro CEO, Phillip A. Washington Driving MTA into the Future
June 22, 2015
Decorated Army Seargeant chosen to lead nation’s third largest transit authority. The national search to find the next Chief Executive Officer at Metro halted swiftly after the Metro board of directors examined the qualifications of Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) General Manager, ... read more »
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