Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Women's History Month Presentation: Friday, March 28th at Gardena High School

On Friday, March 28th, the young women of Gardena High School's Women's Leadership Project will highlight several historic women who are too often over-looked in mainstream media and many classrooms as well as link the significance of Women's History Month to the realities many women face. We invite you to take part in an enriching discussion!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Men of Color College Forum: #Collegenotprisons

On March 14th men of color college graduates, activists and entrepreneurs from South L.A. will join students from the Young Male Scholars pilot discuss the challenges of college access and success in an era of Black/Latino mass incarceration and school push-out policies:

Campaign for College Opportunity: In Silicon Valley, fount of American technological innovation, fewer than 25% of black and
Latino students successfully complete Algebra. Moreover, only 20% of Latinos and 22% of African-Americans “graduate with passing grades in the courses that are required” for admission to UC and Cal State universities.

Education Trust West: “Only one of every 20 African American kindergartners will graduate from a four-year California university if (these) current trends continue.”

Inside Higher Education: "In 2012 only 75 Black males enrolled at UCLA. UCLA currently has more NCAA championships than African American male students"

March 14, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Gardena High School library