KPMG fosters love of learning with donation of literacy

KPMG fosters love of learning with donation of literacy

Above, KPMG volunteer Alyse Hayashi reads to first-graders at Ninth Street Elementary School. For Ninth Street Elementary School fourth-grader Jacob North, tackling a “chapter book” or peeling back the cover of a science fiction comic book is like opening...
‘Youth Dreaming’ enchants as LD-Central students showcase their talents

‘Youth Dreaming’ enchants as LD-Central students showcase their talents

Above, clockwise from bottom left, Viver Brasil wows the crowd with its interpretation of the African diaspora; and ballet dancers from the BrockUsRED Dance Company give an emotional performance. (Photos courtesy Dave D’Lugo) It may have been cold and drizzling...
Fear turns to cheer as aspiring dentist pursues her dream

Fear turns to cheer as aspiring dentist pursues her dream

Above, dental screenings are an important part of the third annual Tooth Fairy Convention, held this month at Exposition Park. It was sponsored by the L.A. Trust for Children’s Health. Like most kids, Brenda Garcia used to hate going to the dentist. She found...
New state law allows schools to ‘pass it, don’t trash it’ when it comes to cafeteria leftovers

New state law allows schools to ‘pass it, don’t trash it’ when it comes to cafeteria leftovers

It’s mealtime at Broad Avenue Elementary School in Wilmington, and the students are deciding what they want – and don’t want – to eat. A couple of minutes later, bins set up in each of the classrooms are filled with fruit, uneaten entrees and unopened cartons of milk...