Only California campuses chosen for White House’s ConnectED Initiative
Bursch, Carver, Jefferson, and Kelly elementary schools along with Walton Middle School are among 114 schools in 29 states nationwide that were selected to receive Apple grants through the White House’s ConnectED Initiative.
The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) board voted unanimously Wednesday to send a letter of support to Gov. Jerry Brown asking him to intervene to help keep Kinkisharyo International, L.L.C. from leaving Palmdale and building its permanent manufacturing facility outside of California.
Annual event raised more than $3,700
An awards presentation ceremony, a basketball clinic for 20 children, and a book signing recently kicked off the third annual DreamMakers Basketball Tournament weekend at the Carson Veteran’s Sports Complex.
Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network, hosted recently the standing-room-only 2014 African American Vanguard Awards reception. The event was created by Lord, Bush & Randolph, LLC. (LBR) to recognize African Americans who have made a positive impact on the city of Los Angeles and surrounding communities.
Members of First AME Church of Los Angeles joined family and friends of Rosie Tilles who celebrated her 104th birthday on Saturday at the Saint John of God Retirement and Care Centerin Los Angeles. She was joined by her two friends who are both centenarians Ruby Norman, age 103, and Eleanor Waller, age 102.
The Taste of Soul Festival hit Crenshaw Boulevard for its ninth year this past Saturday, and the community came out in droves to support an event that features South Los Angeles’ best food, and great Soul, R&B, and Gospel music.
Organizations helping low income, foster and formerly incarcerated youth sought
The California Wellness Foundation has launched a new Advancing Wellness grants program that will focus on three interconnected goals—Bridging the Gaps in Access and Quality Care; Promoting Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods; and Expanding Education and Employment Pathways. The grants program also includes the Opportunity Fund to support innovation in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
In partnership with American Express, the U.S. Black Chambers Inc. invites you to become a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday to help make Nov. 29 one of the biggest days of the year for local small businesses.
With the demand for quality affordable education increasing, Shropshire University, a new online university, adds five graduate programs to its more than 120 courses. Applications open in late October.
Philanthropist Gary K. Michelson gifts $50 million
USC president and prominent philanthropist C. L. Max Nikias and newly recruited scientists today will inaugurate a new era in bioscience research on USC’s campus with the construction of a facility that will fast-track advances in health.