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Sneaker Culture is Focus of Outreach to Youth by ArtCenter College of Design
June 18, 2020
ArtCenter College of Design will provide free Sneaker Science workshops to kids ages 11 through 18 to encourage them to pursue higher education and, ultimately careers in the creative economy. Leveraging the tremendous popularity of the sneaker culture, the College hopes to raise awareness among middle and high school students about degree programs and professional opportunities in the footwear field.  ... read more »
Prioritize the Health of Black Americans
June 11, 2020
Public health concerns have taken a backseat in conversations about reopening our economy and returning to what we fondly remember as “normal life”. Memorial Day historically signals the unofficial start of summer and because COVID-19 cases were on the decline, many hoped it would also mark the beginning of a return to normalcy. Even before the Governor and Mayor began lifting restrictions, some residents dismissed the stay at home orders. On Memorial Day weekend, people flocked to beaches and parks in droves, hosted gatherings with more than ten people in attendance, and did so without wearing protective face masks. ... read more »
JPMorgan Chase teams with Brotherhood Crusade to develop new workforce skills in response to pandemic
June 11, 2020
JPMorgan Chase has made a $160,000 commitment to the Brotherhood Crusade’s COVID-19 community relief efforts in response to the increasing economic disparities in South Los Angeles caused by the pandemic. The firm’s investment will focus on new workforce skills development and training. The funds will help the Brotherhood Crusade to deliver coaching, training and career transition to support disconnected youth, and underemployed and unemployed families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis across South Los Angeles.   ... read more »
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson’s Statement on the Death of George Floyd
June 4, 2020
“As a Black man who watched the George Floyd take his last breath while the 200 lb. weight of a police officer was leveraged on his neck for 8 minutes, I was overwhelmed with pain and anger. George repeatedly pleaded that he could not breathe as two other officers held him down in that fatal position. Another Minneapolis officer watched as his body succumbed to the attack and went limp.  ... read more »
Compton United Offers Help To Residents During Pandemic
May 14, 2020
On Saturday, May 9, Compton United joined Mayor Aja Brown, Councilmembers Michelle Chambers and Tana McCoy in distributing much-needed supplies to residents during the coronavirus pandemic. With events staggered throughout the day in different parts of the city that is home to 100,000 people, residents were able to get diapers, food, hand sanitizer, water, and more for free. Los Angeles Councilmember and candidate for Supervisor Herb Wesson brought hundreds of Mother’s Day gift bags to each of the three events that took place at Gonzales Park, Compton Career Link, and Burrell-MacDonald Park.  Dr. Alan-Michael Graves, Director of National Programs of the Good Plus Foundation, donated thousands of diapers to the event.  ... read more »
California State Senator Steven Bradford Secures $25,000 Contribution from Phillips 66 and Participates in Food Giveaway
May 14, 2020
State Senator Steven Bradford (35th District) helped secure a donation of $25,000 to the Gardena Carson Family YMCA through a grant from the Crisis Response Community Relief Project of Phillips 66. The check presentation occurred at the YMCA food giveaway today. Senator Bradford and over 20 volunteers handed out food and fresh produce to hundreds of residents while practicing safe social distancing. ... read more »
Councilmember Harris Dawson Brings Successful Small Business Accelerator to South LA
May 14, 2020
South Los Angeles businesses are experiencing a renaissance. COVID-19 has presented obstacles and setbacks, however, our community is resilient and local leaders are leveraging every available resource to support entrepreneurs and ensure they can thrive despite this crisis. Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson has partnered with Grid110 to support emerging South LA entrepreneurs and businesses. Grid110 is an accelerator aimed at helping new entrepreneurs build and grow strong, sustainable businesses and established business owners take their ventures to the next level. ... read more »
CHANGE & SAVE WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM SERVES MORE THAN 300 FAMILIES DURING COVID-19 SHUTDOWN
May 14, 2020
In February, West Basin Municipal Water District launched Change & Save, a water conservation program designed to assist communities in West Basin’s service area that have historically lower participation rates in water conservation programs. To date, the Change & Save program has served more than 300 households in Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Gardena, Carson, and Lennox.  ... read more »
Reopen Los Angeles? Communities of Color Will Pay the Price, Says Wesson
May 13, 2020
"People of color are being hit by this pandemic physically, mentally, and financially," Wesson begins. "A long history of unequal access to health care has left Black, Latino, and the working poor in a position to be disproportionately killed by the virus. As we begin to reopen, we need to take a hard look at ways to protect those who will be the most negatively impacted." ... read more »
Bright Star Schools’ Stella Middle Charter Academy, with Brand-New Campus in Baldwin Village, Enrolling 5th Grade for Fall 2020 on a First-Come, First-Served Basis
April 30, 2020
Bright Star Schools, a network of nine high-performing, tuition-free charter public schools across three communities in Los Angeles — West Adams/Baldwin Village, Koreatown, and the San Fernando Valley — ... read more »
Governing Through Crisis
April 30, 2020
“This crisis is presenting new challenges to our community and forcing us to collaborate on new progressive solutions locally as well as citywide, said Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson. It’s vital that residents remain connected and informed to keep themselves and their neighbors safe during this time. The city and state are requiring folks to make sacrifices and stay indoors and I will continue to fight for legislation that will allow our residents to remain safely in their homes and ensure they can return to work after this pandemic is over.” ... read more »
Keeping Vulnerable Homeless Seniors Housed Post-Pandemic
April 16, 2020
“We’re using unprecedented resources to bring people off the streets and indoors during this pandemic,” Supervisor Hahn said. “This is the level of urgency that the homeless crisis has demanded for years and when the day comes that this pandemic is behind us, we need to ensure that we can take advantage of the progress we have made and make sure that the people we have found shelter do not end up back on the streets.”  ... read more »
L.A. Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson Hosts Diaper Grab-and-Go
April 16, 2020
Los Angeles City Council President Emeritus Herb J. Wesson Jr. and Good Plus Foundation hosted a diaper grab-and-go for last Saturday morning at his district office in West Adams. Diapers were given to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority was given to families in the 10th Council District but no families were excluded and cars were lined up down the block and around the corner before the event even started. ... read more »
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Commits $1 Million To Thurgood Marshall College Fund
February 27, 2020
The agreement establishes a partnership that gives Southern Glazer’s access to TMCF’s diverse talent pipeline, connects Southern Glazer’s employees with HBCU students for mentoring and professional development, and provides student leaders with opportunities to pursue future careers with the Company. ... read more »
LADWP Commitment to Fostering Gender Equity Honored by Society of Women Engineers
February 27, 2020
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) was honored with two Society of Women Engineers (SWE) “WE Local” awards this month at the WE Local San Diego conference in San Diego, Calif. The Department received the Sustaining Benefactor award, while its LADWP-SWE chapter was selected for the Outstanding Professional Development Event award. ... read more »
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