Kaiser Permanente Awards $40,000 Grant to Waters Employment Preparation Center

Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center on May 10, presented LAUSD’s Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center with a $40,000 community health grant aimed at helping students pursue healthcare careers as Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs). The new funding will enable LAUSD to purchase brand new training materials for its free Vocational Nursing Program that primarily serves students in Watts. These include Smart Scopes, Integrated Diagnostic Systems, CPR mannequins, and virtual reality medical training gear, all of which are essential equipment needed as part of the students’ LVN training program. Related Stories Clippers HBCU Night Unifies Alums, Informs Youth Lara Adekoya is Bringing

Toni Klugh: Destined for Community

Toni Klugh is in her fifth year as principal of Community Magnet Charter School, a National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished Elementary School located in Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles.

HACLA Joins U.S. DOT Assistant Secretary to Celebrate ‘RAISE Up Watts’ Grant Funding

On Tuesday, August 8, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Christopher A. Coes (U.S. DOT) met with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) executives, local authorities and community members to celebrate the recently awarded grant funding for the “RAISE Up Watts: Catalyzing Connectivity through Active Transportation” project in Los Angeles.