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30 Winners of $1.2 Million in Edison Scholars Program Announced by Edison International
April 9, 2020
Thirty high school seniors in Southern California Edison’s service area have been named 2020 Edison Scholars and will be awarded $1.2 million in scholarships by Edison International to pursue science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) studies.  ... 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 »
Howard University Receives Record Donation for STEM Scholarships
February 20, 2020
“I am proud of Howard’s continued efforts to drive economic development in the District. Adding critical residential and retail amenities transforms vacant and underperforming assets into thriving communities that both improve the fabric of the neighborhood and add vitality to Howard’s mission,” said Howard President Wayne Frederick. “I am also particularly happy that we were able to include Gideon, which is headed up by a strong Howard University Alumni with a history of giving back.” ... read more »
West Point Cadets Educate LAUSD Students
January 30, 2020
The United States Military Academy West Point cadets traveled to Los Angeles to host their annual Leadership and Ethics in STEM Workshop on Friday. The Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity department at West Point partnered with LAUSD to host the event at Stephen M. White middle school. ... read more »
Public Safety Program Helps Youth Find Positive Alternatives
September 26, 2019
Following historic lows in gun violence, the month of May saw an alarming spike in violent crime. Unwilling to accept the rise in violence, including the murder of South Los Angeles’ beloved Nipsey Hussle, Counclimember Marqueece Harris-Dawson launched a robust effort to address the root causes and effects of gun violence in South L.A. Traditionally, the summer tends to display an increase in violence. This summer program meets residents where they are with the resources they need to deal with trauma and intervenes to prevent youth from joining gangs and continuing cycles of violence. ... read more »
Breaking Barriers in Ballet: Misty Copeland Set to Receive Trailblazer Award
September 5, 2019
On Sep. 11, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), will honor Misty Copeland, with their esteemed Trailblazer Award, during the CBC’s annual “Celebration of the Arts” event ... read more »
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Hosts 500 Students for STEM Field Day
June 6, 2019
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and the Science of Sport organization celebrated the first year of STEM education in the Inglewood Unified School District. A group of 500 3rdto 5thyear elementary students participated in interactive STEM experiments led by current and former Los Angeles Dodgers players. ... read more »
Teacher at Compton’s Dominguez High School Uses His Unique Story To Get Students Talking About Trauma and Creating Solutions to Battle PTSD
May 30, 2019
After a near-fatal attack, Vincent McLeod, a teacher at Compton’s Dominguez High School uses his traumatic experience to help students deal with their experiences. Through STEM education he uses his truth to relate to students and help them naturalize post-traumatic stress disorder  (PTSD). ... read more »
Top Music Exec, Noted Community Advocate and Leading California Hospital System to be Honored by Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
April 18, 2019
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) will host its seventh annual Legacy Leaders Spring Gala on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 6 p.m. ... read more »
The Hussle is Real
April 11, 2019
Let’s honor Hussle’s legacy with a hustle of our own. ... read more »
Thirty High School Seniors Awarded $1.2 Million in Scholarships From Edison International
April 4, 2019
Sixty-three percent of the 2019 seniors will be first-generation college students ... read more »
L.A.Clippers Show the Joys of STEM at Science Festival
March 28, 2019
The L.A. Clippers showed the youth of Los Angeles how exciting STEM could be with their first ever Clippers Scifest SoCal science festival. The Clippers partnered with the USA Science and Engineering Festival, an organization who hosts the largest science festival in the country in Washington D.C. ... read more »
NNPA President Moderates Inspirational CBCF Avoice Heritage Celebration
March 1, 2019
In moderating the panel of awardees, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. began with the ultra-popular Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the first Black woman to chair the House Committee on Financial Services. He asked Waters what could be expected from her committee in terms of improving the quality of life in Black communities. ... read more »
Registration Available Now for Winter Classes at El Camino College
December 7, 2018
Registration is now open for the 2019 winter term, which runs Jan. 3 to Feb. 5. The schedule of classes, in both digital and searchable formats, is available online: http://www.elcamino.edu/admissions/schedule.asp. ... read more »
Thirty Youth From NSBE Jr. of Southern California Attend the NSBE Fall Regional Conference in Las Vegas
November 15, 2018
On Friday, November 9, 2018, the Southern California chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers left South Los Angeles to attend the Fall Regional Conference (FRC) in Las Vegas. The theme of the FRC is Explore. Engineer. Elevate. With sponsorships from Best Best & Kreiger LLP and the West Basin Metropolitan Water District, NSBE Jr. of So Cal was able to sponsor twenty-eight young people, ages 9 to 17, to the FRC where they will compete in a math and science competitions as well as the following STEM workshops:  ... read more »
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