L.A. DIGEST: Compton Library receives STEM donation


August 2, 2018

Wave Staff Report

COMPTON — PBS SoCal recently received a $30,000 grant from Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, to create a STEM Library Corner at the Compton Library. The Library Corner will become an educational hub for the community, providing iPads loaded with educational apps, as well as monthly educational services including family coding workshops and bilingual Parent Academies.

The STEM Library Corner was launched July 26, during a ceremony at the Compton Library.

“Through our early childhood education work, we fulfill a critical need for early learning resources to serve the more than 40 percent of Southern California children that don’t attend preschool,” said Jamie Myers, PBS SoCal vice president for education and community engagement. “Compton is a priority community for these services, so we are grateful to Edison International for helping us create this important dedicated STEM Library Corner at the Compton Library, where we will work with area parents and children to provide grade-appropriate STEM concepts and access to critical learning resources.”

The grant from Edison International will make possible a donation of 10 iPads with cases, and a rolling case for use at the Library Corner. Each iPad will be loaded with U.S. Department of Education-approved PBS Kids apps recognized to improve literacy and numeracy. A PBS SoCal Education staff member will visit the library monthly to provide additional support to those using the lab. The grant also provides supplies like STEM tool kits, invention kits, and bilingual worksheets for families and children.

Construction job

fair set Aug. 9

PARK MESA HEIGHTS — A construction job fair will be accepting applications on site from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at 5414 11th Ave.

Presented by PVJOBS, contractors also will be present to discuss current construction projects, offer construction training programs and employment opportunities, and more.

Information: (323) 432-3955 or http://www.pvjobs.org/.

Inglewood

to show ‘Coco’

INGLEWOOD — Pixar’s “Coco” will be the featured film at the city of Inglewood’s 2018 Movies in the Park Series at 6 p.m. Aug.4 at Inglewood City Hall, One W. Manchester Blvd.

The 2017 computer-animated fantasy film follows a 12-year-old boy’s accidental adventure to the Land of the Dead. The film won two Academy Awards.

Church offers free

meals for children

WEST ATHENS — Free meals will be provided for children 18 and younger from 7 to 8:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First New Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 1555 West 108th St.

The free meals are a part of the Summer Food Service program and will be served until Aug. 10.

Information: (323) 756-2541.

Back-to-school

family fest set 

EXPOSITION PARK — A back-to-school health and family festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at Exposition Park’s Christmas Tree Lane, 3911 S. Figueroa St.

Free health screenings, immunizations, haircuts, school supplies and whooping cough shots will be available.

Information: (323) 290-0456.

Group sponsors

summit for girls

CRENSHAW — A free two-day summit to help young girls with professional and personal development will be held Aug. 4 and 5.

The Inspi(Her) summit is open to girls ages 12 to 18.

Information and registration: https://girlswithgifts.org/#.

5K Run to benefit

abandoned cats

GRIFFITH PARK — The Tour de Meow 5-kilometer Run Los Angeles will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Aug.4 at Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive.

Event proceeds will support locally abandoned cats and kittens.

Information: http://tourdemeow.org/.

Wilson to host

comedy show

HOLLYWOOD — Hosted by comedian Charlie Wilson, a comedy show with a lineup of his favorite comics will begin at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Complex Hollywood, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd.

The lineup includes comedian Ron G, Jasmyn Carter and Emma Wilman, among others.

Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/showtime-in-hollywood-volume-2-tickets-48354411346.

Back-to-school

event planned

EL SERENO — Urban 360’s 21st annual back-to-school rally will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at Victory Outreach El Sereno, 4752 S. Huntington Drive.

Free backpacks, haircuts and a bike giveaway will be offered. Discussions about anti-bullying and educational success for minority youth also will be held.

Compiled by Kamerie Gibson.

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