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LAUSD and the Ellison Institute Unite to Inspire Next Generation of Scientific Leadership
June 16, 2022
The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced a collaboration on June 13 to engage local students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) and inspire the next generation of scientific leadership through hands-on experience. ... read more »
Mudtown Farms Provides Homegrown Produce to Residents of Watts
April 21, 2022
Fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits are growing on 2.5 acres in the heart of Watts. Formally called Mudtown Farms, the huge urban agricultural park will provide homegrown produce and a healthy environment for local residents. ... read more »
Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland Kicks off Disney’s Dreamers Academy
March 17, 2022
Kelly Rowland proved an inspiration to 100 young and impressionable students who descended upon Disney World for the four-day 2022 Disney Dreamers Academy. Serving as this year’s celebrity ambassador for the program, Rowland led the students – called Dreamers – and others in a parade along Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. “This program really touches me,” Rowland declared. “I know how important it is, especially for students of color, when you think of the STEM aspect of this. We need STEM and STEAM because there’s such a big void there.” ... read more »
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Long Beach Public Library Debuts STEAM Programming
October 6, 2021
The Long Beach Public Library announced today ``CurioCity: STEAM and Beyond!,'' a free in-person series of programs for youth ages 12 and up interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.   "Long Beach is a hub of technology and innovation,'' Mayor Robert Garcia said in a statement. ``We are excited that the library is offering this type of unique programming designed to engage our community and especially our youth in these subjects.'' ... read more »
BlackLine and members of its executive team donate to the Brotherhood Crusade
December 17, 2020
Generous donation to help create 1,000+ internships for local community; BlackLine also to provide technology-focused internships ... read more »
Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces $420,000 in Grants to the Bridging the Digital Divide Fund to Benefit Students in Southern California
November 12, 2020
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond announced that Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), in partnership with The San Diego Foundation, have donated a total of $420,000 to the Bridging the Digital Divide Fund. SDG&E and The San Diego Foundation’s grant of $100,000 to the Classroom of the Future Foundation will address digital divide among tribal K-12 youth in San Diego County. SoCalGas’ portion of $320,000 will be split into five grants to separate organizations in Southern California for specific work to close the digital divide. SoCalGas and SDG&E are part of the Sempra Energy family of companies. ... read more »
Education Icon Dr. George McKenna launches LAUSD re-election campaign
September 12, 2019
Dr. George McKenna kicked off his re-election campaign for LAUSD School Board, District 1, Sunday, August 25th.  Before an energetic and enthusiastic crowd, Dr. McKenna spoke of his intent to continue serving students and families in his district for a second term. ... read more »
Ford Announces New STEAM Column for the Black Press
March 1, 2018
Ford Announces New STEAM Column for the Black Press Focused on Opportunities ... read more »
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Ford Announces New STEAM Column at 2018 NNPA Mid-Winter Conference
February 1, 2018
Ford has enjoyed a decades-long relationship with the Black Press for more than 40 years. ... read more »
Author of “Hidden Figures” Margo Lee Shetterly at the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards
February 22, 2017
Author Margot Lee Shetterly talks about the inception of her book "Hidden Figures" Host: Brandon I. Brooks ... read more / watch video »
Aldis Hodge from “Hidden Figures” at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards
February 14, 2017
"Hidden Figures" actor Aldis Hodge talks about how being an actor impacted his life. Host: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
Magnolia Public Schools Make Headway in Black and Brown Communities
October 13, 2016
The charter school entity is reported to be among a variety of targets between Turkish President Recep Tayyip and his political nemesis Fetuhullah Gulen, a respected Muslim cleric ... read more »
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