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Dodgers Pitcher Trevor Bauer Donates $51K In 1st Payout Of Season-Long Effort
May 4, 2021
Wrapping the first month of his season-long ``Ks for a Cause'' initiative, Dodger pitcher Trevor Bauer donated $51,000 to Think Together, a program that offers after-school STEM and robotics programs for middle school students in southeast Los Angeles ... read more »
Edison International Awards $1.2 Million to 30 High School Seniors Pursuing STEM
May 4, 2021
Black Lineworker Scholarship Names Recipients including Local Minority Students Thirty high school seniors in Southern California Edison’s service area have been named 2021 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 »
South Coast AQMD Air Quality Education Program Goes Virtual
April 1, 2021
WHAM Program brings hands on experiments and lessons to high schools and middle schools ... read more »
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Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Launches Science of Baseball Home Kits to Address Learning Loss
March 11, 2021
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), in partnership with Science of Sport, announced today the distribution of 100 at-home Science of Baseball Kits to support students from Tibby Elementary School in the Compton Unified School District, and the Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) and Boys Academic Leadership Academy (BALA), which are the first only all-girls and all-boys public STEM academies in all of the Los Angeles Unified School District and the state of California. To support the demands on teachers with distance learning and the need to provide STEM resources, LADF and Science of Sport are providing monthly teacher trainings and classroom visits, “Dugout Chats,” from the Dodgers’ Baseball Operations team focused on careers in STEM. ... read more »
Study: Portrayals Of Black Women/Girls Improving In Film & TV, But Work Needed
March 5, 2021
Portrayals of Black women and girls in film are showing signs of progress, with their characters more likely to be depicted as leaders or as working in STEM professions than white women, but issues of ``colorism'' still exist, according to a study released today. ... read more »
The Los Angeles Public Library and Dynasty United Youth Association Team Up for A New Virtual Tutoring and Job Preparation Program for South L.A. Students Affected by COVID School Closures
September 15, 2020
The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) and the Dynasty United Youth Association (DUYA) come together to launch the virtual Accelerated Learning Program Service for South L.A. students in grades K-12. Students can access the free educational support program, Monday through Friday, noon to 8:00 p.m through June 5, 2021. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Susie Fowler
September 3, 2020
Although it was difficult, learning how to be a hurdler was something that Susie Fowler was committed to doing. She had been running track since she was nine but began to learn how to hurdle during her high school years. ... read more »
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 »
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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 »
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