Green Design STEAM Academy community makes dreams come true for the Class of 2017

Green Design STEAM Academy community makes dreams come true for the Class of 2017

Above, thanks to the generosity of teachers, local businesses and nonprofit organizations, the senior class at Green Design STEAM Academy was all decked out for prom. Alex Adams Social Studies Teacher and Senior Adviser Green Design STEAM Academy I was fortunate this...
Class of 2017 spotlight: Narbonne grad follows her mother’s advice to a career defending her country’s honor

Class of 2017 spotlight: Narbonne grad follows her mother’s advice to a career defending her country’s honor

Roysha Rowland remembers her mother suggesting for years that she join the U.S. military after high school. Roysha resisted the message, practically turning a deaf ear to the idea, until starting 11th grade. Having reached a tipping point by then, the message sank in,...
Class of 2017 Spotlight: Motivated 15-year-old graduates from Carson High, heads to UCLA as a sophomore

Class of 2017 Spotlight: Motivated 15-year-old graduates from Carson High, heads to UCLA as a sophomore

Anthony Mercado is too young to drive a car and, for that matter, to shave the peach fuzz from his face. Yet he will graduate next month from Carson High School, after completing all of his required courses – plus a year-and-a-half worth of college – in only two...
Yoobi donates supplies for 27,000 students in Local District South

Yoobi donates supplies for 27,000 students in Local District South

Above, Local District South Superintendent Christopher Downing passes out supplies to students at 92nd Street Elementary School. In a day that brought smiles to all, Arcadia-based Yoobi school-supply company has given L.A. Unified one of the company’s largest-ever...
Local District South offers dual-enrollment pathway to Los Angeles Southwest College

Local District South offers dual-enrollment pathway to Los Angeles Southwest College

Above, an event at Los Angeles Southwest College included guests, from left, John Larson, Dr. Denise Noldon, Christopher Downing, Michelle King and Dr. George J. McKenna III.  For a growing number of students, the pathway to college leads through Local District-South....
Leland Street Elementary embraces military children like family

Leland Street Elementary embraces military children like family

Above, Emma Adams and Carlos Caraballo are among the nearly 70 students at Leland Street Elementary School whose parents serve in the military.  The month of April honors the military child. Perhaps the best example of serving those students in L.A. Unified  is Leland...
Saturday classes launch San Pedro High students on STEM career trajectory

Saturday classes launch San Pedro High students on STEM career trajectory

Look through job listings and there’s no shortage of openings for those with a background in science, technology, engineering and math. Typically, these are not just any jobs either. They pay well, offer health insurance, other benefits and opportunities for career...