With only seven percent of robotic engineers being female, leaders from the Engineer Factory and SoLA Robotics are encouraging high school and middle school girls to enter the STEM field.
South LA Robotics
SoLA Robotics is a STEM program that teaches coding through competitive robotics teams.
Girl Scouts promotes education and community service
Local Girl Scouts troop partners with local Black-owned businesses to teach girls leadership skills.
HBCUs impact in Los Angeles
Alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities are making an impact professionally, socially, and culturally in Los Angeles.
The Engineer Factory prepares students of color for STEM professions
This program provides students with the prerequisite resources needed to excel in STEM majors and professional fields.
Youth program creates a pathway into the aviation and aerospace industries
Introductory youth program showcases high-paying careers at the airport.
Better Making of Men and My Black is Beautiful programs mentor local boys and girls
These mentoring programs help Black students succeed academically and in life.
Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center steers children away from gangs with college-ready programs
The youth center steers children away from gangs with their college-ready programs that emphasize STEM fields. It recently received vital funds to install bullet-resistant glass and Kevlar into the walls of the building to protect the children from stray bullets.
Noname Book Club at the Radical Hood Library in South LA's Jefferson Park
The library on Jefferson Boulevard just west of Arlington Avenue features books by radical Black, Brown, and Indigenous authors.
Oak Tree Learning Center View Park Windsor Hills
The preschool encourages their students ages 2-6 years old to develop a real love of learning.
Ian Alonzo is heading to USC to study architecture
The Inglewood native plans to design buildings in his community after he graduates from USC.
Education is Key scholarship program
The non-profit organization gives scholarships to students heading to universities, community colleges, and trade schools.
Black-owned bookstore in Inglewood will be a safe haven for the community
Inglewood native Asha Grant has raised over $80,000 through GoFundMe to open a bookstore on Queen Street, just off of Market Street.
Teen Vogue Summit: Change. The. Future.
The Teen Vogue Summit will be held November 1-3 in Hollywood.
Tuition Gateway helps students pay for college
The creators of College Connect 101 are putting a greater focus on helping students with their financial aid packages.
LA Promise Fund Launches Hello Future Summit
The two-day summit at L.A. Live will address the existing pipeline problem within STEM fields.
Alpha Kappa Alpha financially supports local students
Through their yearly golf tournament, the sorority helps high school and college students pursue their higher education goals.
Local students obtain paid internships from the LA Promise Fund
High school students from underserved communities across Los Angeles County are spending this summer getting paid to intern at some of the most influential corporations.
The Bridge Builders Foundation promotes STEM programs to African American youths
The foundation has a mentoring, tutoring, and scholarship program that links Black students with Black scientists, engineers, architects, and doctors.
Coding Our Future L.A. hosts South L.A. students for a tech camp
In a collaboration of iD Tech Camps, the Annenberg Foundation, and the L.A. Promise Fund, 200 South L.A. students were able to participate in a week-long tech camp at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University.
Black Arts camp promotes Black history, culture, and excellence
The summer day camp will feature fun learning activities that are based on Black culture.
Hamilton High School wins Black Student Union of the Year
For a second year in a row, Hamilton High School was recognized as having California’s top BSU.
Alpha Kappa Alpha raises $140,000 for Black colleges (HBCUs)
At the Far Western Region conference in downtown Los Angeles, the sorority emphasized the importance of supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Bethany Christian Bible College takes a systematic approach to teaching the Bible
This free college offers evening classes at Bethany Baptist Church of West Los Angeles.
Malik Books at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
The Black-owned bookstore has books and gifts that “speaks to our diaspora.”
College Connect 101 helps high school students navigate through the college admission process
The college consultants have sent 95 percent of their students to their first-choice college , and they've saved families between $50,000 - $296,000 towards the total cost of college education through financial aid. They help with SAT/ACT prep and academic tutoring.
Dorsey High School’s culinary arts program opens Cafe Ole’
This program prepares students to work in the culinary arts.
The Links introduces photography to Inglewood High School students
As part of The Links’ arts program, the students will learn a skill that could become a profession.
WokeSTEM encourages young Black people to enter STEM fields
The video series taps into pop culture in a fun and witty manner to make STEM topics exciting.
NCNW helps improve Black children’s reading efficiency
The organization tutors children from kindergarten through 5th grade for free at their View Park headquarters.
Angel City Links’ Achievers program celebrates the success of young Black men
The Achievers program develops leadership skills in graduating high school seniors.
Omega Psi Phi promotes community service at their District Meeting in Long Beach
The fraternity will host a career fair and youth programs that will be open to the public, as well as a golf tournament and various social events. May 3-6.
Sigma Gamma Rho develops teenage girls through their Rhoers mentoring program
SGRho chapters in Los Angeles, Inglewood, Culver City, Compton, and Santa Monica impact the lives of middle school and high school girls.
Cal State L.A. promotes civic and social entrepreneurship
The university hosted the Civic and Social Entrepreneurship Summit, where students presented business plans to improve their communities.
Dorsey HS partners with The Stentorians for firefighting training
The African American firefighters association introduces Dorsey students to careers in the fire department.
Tungsten Proteges mentoring group helps boys make academic and social improvements
Parents see improvements at school and at home from the boys of this mentoring program.
The Black College Expo promotes the importance of attending HBCUs
High school students will pack the Los Angeles Convention Center for the expo on February 10.
Chess creates a competitive spirit and teaches life lessons
Adults at the Ladera Center Starbucks and children in after-school programs take advantage of the mental aspects of the game.
Alpha Phi Alpha hosts used book fair to fund mentoring program
The monthly book fair funds the Baldwin Hills chapter’s Junior Gents and college scholarship programs.
Bethany Baptist Church of West Los Angeles promotes education at annual Thanksgiving Giveaway
The Baldwin Bethany CDC promotes their STEM and after school programs.
100 Black Men of Los Angeles greatly enhances students’ chances of making it to college
The organization features programs such as Young Black Scholars and Pathways to Success.
Bethany Baptist Church partners with UCLA to promote STEM programs
The Launch Academy was created to make math and science fun for children.
Camp Spin-Off is launching careers in the music industry
This DJing summer camp has classes in music production, marketing, and business.
UCLA Black Alumni Association has greatly increased the university’s African American population
After only 96 black students were admitted to the college in 2006, the numbers have been on the rise.
Sanctuary of Hope provides resources for homeless youth
“Our homeless youth are invisible in plain sight.”
First AME Church hosts resource fair for foster care teenagers
The Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation provides clothes, career services, and educational services for teens who are aging out of the foster care system.
The Dwelling Place COGIC discusses higher education
Panelists discussed the sacrifices they made to pursue their college and post graduate dreams.
Sigma Gamma Rho partners with USC to promote STEM programs
The Sigma Youth Symposium promotes technology careers to high school students.
Kappa Alpha Psi provides mentorship to high school and middle school students
The fraternity mentors students through the Kappa League, and they are hosting the Youth and the Law forum.
Divine Nine Toastmasters develops pubic speaking skills
The group meets at Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen on Crenshaw.
Public libraries help to solve adult illiteracy issue
Libraries throughout Los Angeles offer free reading and writing programs for adults.
Dorsey students are trained for careers in video production
This program enhances students’ chances for college and employment.
Omega Psi Phi hosts 23rd annual Youth Leadership Conference
This free mentoring event promotes personal responsibility, leadership, and higher education.
Alpha Phi Alpha mentors students through Alpha Esquires and Junior Gents programs
These free programs mentor boys in middle school and high school and are hosted by college-educated men.