Urban Media Foundation receives $35,000 grant from NBCUniversal
The Urban Media Foundation educates, mentors, and advocates for inner-city students who have an interest in journalism, media technology, and mass communication.
As part of its ongoing commitment to public secondary education in local communities, the NBCUniversal Foundation awarded $200,000 in grants to six nonprofit organizations in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday.
The Urban Media Foundation (UMF) was awarded a grant of $35,000. Other grant recipients included Big Brothers big Sister of Greater Los Angeles ($50,000), City Year Los Angeles ($37,500), Communities in Schools Los Angeles ($30,000) Los Angeles Education Partnership ($21,250) and Project Grad Los Angeles ($26,259).
“Serving the community is critical to the success of any station,” saidCraig Robinson, president and general manager of television station KNBC and executive vice president and chief diversity officer, NBCUniversal. “Whether it’s delivering news that is relevant or partnering with organizations that make a difference in the lives of local residents, being in-touch with and involved in the community you cover is crucial. We are proud to support each of these organizations and the work that they do to promote a brighter future for the youth of Los Angeles.”
“We greatly appreciate the generous donation from the NBCUniversal Foundation for UMF’s Youth Education Programs,” said Sherion Johnson, director of external relations and fund development. “Their partnership and support helps us to provide low-income youth with educational opportunities and needed resources to prepare themfor success in today’s highly competitive global market.”
The UMF offers trainings in multimedia communications, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, college readiness and professional development for inner city youth,ages 13 to 17 years old.
For more information call (323) 905-1335. Online at www.urbanmediafoundation.org or twitter.com/urbanmediala.
Phillip Aubrey, 16, was all smiles recently, after winning the Urban Media Foundation’s (UMF) Junior Business Camp $100 drawing at the West Coast Expo on Aug. 14. Aubrey used laser-like focus to learn as much as possible about becoming an entrepreneur and real estate investor while attending the two-day camp.
He plans to start a one-stop advertising company for small businesses with his business partner Bernard Green, 17, whom he met at King Drew Medical Magnet High School.
Urban Media Foundation (UMF) founder Natalie Cole (center) accepts a grant from Noel Massie, president of UPS’ Central California District. The donation will be used to help purchase a new van to transport program participants. The mission of (UMF) is to educate, mentor and advocate for disadvantaged students interested in media technology, journalism and mass communication.
Students, ages 13 to 17, are urged to attend the “2-Day Journalism and Media Adventure” coordinated by the Urban Media Foundation (UMF) on July 12-13 at the Church of Scientology Community Center Training Room, 8039 S. Vermont Ave. The event, and an opportunity to win $100 in cash, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Young people ages 14 to 17 who want to learn the basics of how to start and grow a business can participate in a free workshop sponsored by the Urban Media Foundation’s Youth Entreprenuership Project. Called Junior Business Camp, the program takes place Aug. 12 and 13 as part of the West Coast Expo planned for the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Young people who pre-register for the workshop by July 15, will be entered into a drawing for a $100 grant to help toward their new business.
The Urban Media Foundation, a multimedia youth development program for inner-city children will hold its Junior Business Camp (JBC) on Aug. 12 and 13 as part of the West Coast Expo.
Participants will learn practical business skills such as team building, leadership development, financial management, professional communication, and business etiquette through interactive lesson and exercises. There will also be a number of presentations and workshops including “Start a Business for less than $100” and “Banking: Make it, Grow it, Stow it!”