For two decades, the Greater Los Angeles African-American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) Education Fund and Foundation has helped more than 150 students achieve the dream of college. The Foundation has awarded over $600,000 in scholarships to students from at-risk communities who are graduating with the skills, passions, and leadership experiences to help their home communities.

One of the foundation’s signature events is the Annual Scholarship Awards Reception, which will be virtually held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 12. Scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to eight deserving inner-city students: Kamarie Brown, Niya Kushner and Michalah Smith from Crenshaw High School; Sara Dolmo and Tyjuaney Johnson from George Washington Preparatory High School; and Dreya Barba, Amir Black and Sarah Djato from Susan Miller Dorsey High School.

All of the honored students have been accepted into institutions of higher learning.

This year, the foundation has invited Mayor Eric Garcetti; Comedian JB Smoove; Baltimore Oriole Dillion Tate; and Supervisor Holly Mitchell to the event. For more information, visit crowdcast.io/e/glaaacc_edfund, or call (323) 292-1297.