Urban League highlights scholarship winner
Mattel awards funding
The Los Angeles Urban League celebrated its 90th anniversary recently during the 38th Whitney M. Young dinner and among the highlights of the event were recognition of Mattel scholarship winners.
Winners Christian Dixon (first picture) and Jose Rivas (second picture) are congratulated by Urban League and Mattel officials.
The Los Angeles Urban League is accepting applications for four $5,000 scholarships sponsored by Mattel, and the deadline to submit a packet is Monday March 25 at 5 p.m.
There are three open-ended scholarships of $5,000 each, and another one for the same amount specifically targeting students at Crenshaw High School.
Contact Nailah Lee for complete details at, 3450 Mount Vernon Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008 or (323) 299-9660 ext. 2208.
Members of the Los Angeles Urban League and 29 Crenshaw students who are part of the organization’s China Initiative program gathered at a press conference at City Hall regarding their upcoming trip to China. The students will share African American culture with students at Beijing’s Renmin University.
In addition, a brief presentation about the 10-day trip was made during a Los Angeles City Council meeting. Both events occurred on Friday.
Who wouldn’t want to spend the summer months sleeping until noon, and the rest of the day scouring the malls for the latest Hip Hop fashion or hanging out at the park shooting hoops?
The 40th Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Dinner will celebrate a “Spirit of Service,” according to Los Angeles Urban League President-CEO Nolan V. Rollins. The event is set for April 26, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The Frederick K.C. Price III Schools is partnering with Stepping in the Right Direction to host “The Black College Fair,” a free Historically Black College and University (HBCU) college fair on Saturday, Dec., 15, 2012, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The fair will feature more than 45 HBCUs from around the country, including Spelman College, Howard University, Morehouse College, Hampton University and Xavier University. The fair will be held in Crenshaw Christian Center’s Youth Activity Center of Price Schools. The church is located at 7901 S. Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles.