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GLAAACC CREATES A BLUEPRINT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF BLACK BUSINESSES
July 29, 2021
Just as four in ten Black-owned businesses closed their doors permanently during the 15-month pandemic shutdown, there was a marked increase in the number of Blacks opening new businesses.  According to a recent report on early stage entrepreneurship by the Kauffman Foundation, during the pandemic, there were more new Black-owned businesses proportionate to the total population than at any time in the past 25 years. ... read more »
Increasing Diversity in Lineworker Skilled Trades
May 6, 2021
Athennia, 10, Eric Jr., 9, and Aliyiah, 7, know that when there is a storm or a wildfire, their father, Eric Jones, a field supervisor for Southern California Edison - Opens in new window, is going to be very busy and may be called out to work at night. ... read more / view gallery »
Lineworker Scholarship to Help Increase Diversity in Skilled Trades
April 15, 2021
Edison International launches its first scholarship to increase diversity among SCE’s craft lineworkers, with an initial focus on attracting Black participants. ... read more »
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GLAAACC PRESENTS WOMEN IN THE C-SUITE
November 19, 2020
“What does it mean to have a seat at the table?” was the theme for The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce’s virtual Women in the C – Suite conference on November 4.  Décor Interior Design Chief Executive Officer Ronda Jackson moderated the hour-long discussion that centered on the topics of what it takes to maintain a successful career, open doors for other women and propel the next generation of women leaders. Panelists included Sydney Kamlager, Assemblywoman, 54th District; Kim Carter, partner, Kelley Drye, LLP; Christine Keith, resident, Elite Auto Network; Tameka Raymond, founder, Cult De Jour; and Halleemah Nash, founder, Rosecrans Ventures. ... read more / view gallery »
There’s Nothing Haunting About Safe Halloween Decorations
October 22, 2020
Public health officials are not recommending trick-or-treating and other traditions- Opens in new window like haunted houses and parades while banning altogether large indoor and outdoor gatherings and parties with non-household members. ... read more »
Southern California Edison Sheds Light on Future Pathway to Inclusivity
September 3, 2020
In this space of reflection and solitude, Southern California Edison (SCE) illuminates their next moves in their journey towards social change. With over 13,000 employees affiliated to this utility firm, extensive research traveled through the company from the top executive level to their field agents. SCE wanted to know their personal social climate within their working sector; reflecting 70% of their employees being women and people of color. Through the “International and Southern California Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report,” SCE was able to pinpoint and bring a laser focus to opportunities for growth and uplifting their Black constituents that show their loyalty to the company every time they put on the Edison uniform.   ... read more »
GLAAACC LAUNCHES BLACK BUSINESS BOOT CAMP
August 20, 2020
For over a decade, The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce has worked with promising business owners to propel them to the next level in their industry with its Business Evolution Program.  ... read more »
Safe Digging Starts With Calling 811
August 12, 2020
With National 811 Day- Opens in new window on Aug. 11 and more than 200 million miles of underground utilities in the country, calling 811 before any digging project to have underground utility lines marked for free is the safest- Opens in new window and only way to go — whether you’re planting a shrub or installing a fence — to prevent the outages, property damage, injuries and even death that can occur when underground utilities are hit. ... read more »
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Energy and Gas Assistance Funds Provides Utility Assistance to Families in Need
August 5, 2020
More support with energy bills is now available to people directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic due to job loss, closures, illness, or for seniors. United Way of Greater Los Angeles is partnering with Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to administer SCE’s Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) and SoCalGas’s Gas Assistance Fund (GAF) programs designed to prevent people from falling into financial hardship. As COVID-19 puts thousands more at risk of financial insecurity, EAF and GAF have extended and increased its maximum assistance available. ... read more »
Southern California Edison is counting on its customers to participate in the upcoming 2020 Census
March 12, 2020
SCE is focused on reaching hard-to-count populations across its service area. ... read more »
GLAAACC CELEBRATES 27 YEARS OF HONORING BUSINESS LEADERS
February 20, 2020
For twenty-seven years the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) Annual Economic Awards Dinner has been the premiere event of the African American business community.  The event recognizes individuals, small businesses and corporations who have contributed to the economic growth and development of the African American small business community. ... read more »
Dec. 16 is Deadline to Apply for $1.2 Million in Scholarships from Edison Scholars Program
December 12, 2019
There’s still time for high school seniors whose dreams are to power the future and make a difference through the study of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million 2020 Edison Scholars Program. ... read more »
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
October 24, 2019
West Coast’s largest family festival attracts thousands from L.A. area and beyond ... read more »
OCCF Announces Tammy Tumbling as First Chief Operating Officer
October 24, 2019
Former SCE executive brings 25+ years of leadership and operations expertise to OCCF ... read more »
College Dormitory Safety: A Lesson in Preventable Hazards
August 26, 2019
Awareness and education are key to electrical safety on and off campus It might not be up there with calculus, algebra and economics for students, but  ...   ... read more »
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