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Charles Drew University Receives Historic $50 Million Allocation
July 22, 2021
A historic moment occurred in the life of Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science with the institution’s receipt of $50 million to fund its own four-year medical degree program. ... read more »
PVJOBS AMONG 56 NONPROFITS RECOGNIZED BY L.A. SUPER BOWL HOST COMMITTEE AS ‘UNSUNG HEROES’ IN LEAD UP TO SUPER BOWL LVI
July 22, 2021
In its journey to Super Bowl LVI, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee has selected PVJOBS as part of the official Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program – Champions Live Here. PVJOBS is among a total of 56 local “Champion” organizations that were designated for the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program. These “Champion” organizations will receive grants and marketing recognition to support their work that represent diverse focus areas, including youth engagement, workforce development and social justice across the Los Angeles region. ... read more »
Project 43 Team Post Center Opens in South L.A.
July 15, 2021
 A huge crowd turned out for the grand opening of Project 43 Team Post Center on 68th Street and Crenshaw Blvd in South Los Angeles. The event, held July 10, offered food, music and opportunities for the surrounding neighborhood and local businesses. ... read more / view gallery »
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Bryan Takes Oath as New 54th District Assemblymember
July 1, 2021
As the 54th District assemblymember, Bryan will represent the neighborhoods of Baldwin Hills, Cheviot Hills, Crenshaw, Century City, Culver City, Ladera Heights, Mar Vista, Palms, Rancho Park, Westwood and sections of South Los Angeles and Inglewood.  ... read more »
L.A. Care Health Plan Commits $5 Million to a New Medical Degree Program at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
June 24, 2021
This new grant is a continuation of L.A. Care’s partnership with CDU through the Elevating the Safety Net initiative. With more than $8.4 million in funding from our initiative, CDU has awarded full scholarships to 16 medical students and has funded residents and faculty salaries while expanding its Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Programs. ... read more »
When we get past the test, we can see the full picture
May 27, 2021
This past year has shown that when those who are ‘sick and tired of being sick and tired’, say no more, change is bound to occur. For countless admissions cycles, the SAT was a rite of passage, something every student, regardless of their background, felt was critical to their future ... read more »
Oscar-Nominated Short Film ‘A Concerto is a Conversation’ celebrates Local legend Horace Bowers and Bowers & Sons Cleaners
April 22, 2021
“A Concerto is a Conversation” tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather Horace from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Cuts Ribbon on Angels Walk Central Avenue
April 15, 2021
New walking path highlights South LA community as the cultural, social and commercial center of Black life in Los Angeles ... read more »
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Tanisha Hall Founder of White Hall Arts Academy Revamps HeARTBeats Virtual Arts Program for Virtual Classes Nationwide
April 1, 2021
As the nation continues to pivot to make room for pandemic safety precautions, the White Hall Arts Academy (WHAA) does its best to keep student learning and evolving through music. Relaunching its acclaimed Music4LA program, now called HeARTBeats Virtual Arts Program, the WHAA is opening its doors virtually to students across the nation. ... read more »
Fighting COVID-19 Means Fighting the Cycle of Homelessness
March 25, 2021
A senior citizen living alone in a hotel room he can barely afford. Families staring down eviction because a parent is one of the millions of Californians to lose their job this year.  More than 269,000 K-12 students currently experiencing, or on the brink of homelessness across California, enough to fill Dodger Stadium five times over. This is the picture of homelessness in Los Angeles today -- a crisis that has been allowed to fester for decades, and has greatly worsened due to COVID-19. ... read more »
Macedonia Baptist and Drew Child Development Corp. Host COVID-19 Pop-up Clinic
March 24, 2021
Charles R. Drew University and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles co-sponsor the community event During this unprecedented time of economic and racial unrest, the situation is compounded by daily media reports that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacted Black and Latino communities and these ethnicities are receiving COVID-19 vaccines at a dramatically lower rate than other communities. ... read more »
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Receives $500,000 BOFA Grant to Train and Hire More Healthcare Professionals in South L.A.
February 11, 2021
To help meet the increased demand for highly-trained nurses and essential healthcare workers in medically-underserved areas like South Los Angeles, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) announced it has received a half million dollar grant from Bank of America to expand its healthcare worker career programs.  ... read more »
Slauson and Co. Launches Inaugural Fund for Untapped, Innovative Founders
February 4, 2021
Slauson & Co.​, a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm driven by intentional inclusion, today announced the launch of its early-stage venture capital fund. The firm has received backing from PayPal, which recently made a big commitment toward racial equity. Ashton Kutcher, will.i.am, True Capital Management and Alpaca VC are also early supporters, along with veteran technology investor Ron Conway who will advise Slauson’s founding partners. ... read more »
ST. JOHN’S WELL CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER LEADING THE WAY IN VACCINATIONS IN LOS ANGELES
January 21, 2021
Located on Avalon Blvd., just South of Gage, sits a small medical facility that has been waging a fierce fight in the war against COVID-19 from the very beginning. The battle started with the need for testing kits which originally were delivered to the West side of the city before South Los Angeles, mainly because Westside residents have better health insurance coverage than those residing in South L.A. ... read more »
Congressmember Karen Bass Named YouthBuild Champion
January 14, 2021
YouthBuild Champions are congressional leaders who advocate for funding and policies that benefit opportunity youth and their communities. Every year, these elected officials author and lead the signing campaigns of Dear Colleague letters that signal Congress’s strong bipartisan, bicameral support for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) YouthBuild program. ... read more »
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