L.A. DIGEST: Toyota to offer John Mack Scholarship


August 30, 2018

Wave Staff Report

LOS ANGELES — In memory of John Mack, the longtime head of the Los Angeles Urban League who died in June, Toyota and the National Urban League are collaborating on the John W. Mack Scholarship Fund.

“Through this scholarship fund, Toyota’s goal is to make it possible for many worthy students to attend college and earn a degree focusing on the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math,” said Al Smith, group vice president and chief social innovation officer, Toyota Motor North America. “Just like John Mack, who inspired our executives by his visionary leadership, we want to help make dreams comes true and encourage students to start their impossible. We encourage others to support the fund.”

It was through Mack’s leadership that Toyota, then headquartered in Los Angeles, became partners with the National Urban League, a partnership that has existed for 27 years.

The National Urban League will administer the scholarship fund and announce more details later this year.

Job fair planned

at soccer stadium

EXPOSITION PARK.–– A job fair for part- and full-time positions in food service will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Banc of California Stadium, 3939 S. Figueroa St.

Available positions include cooks, bussers, dishwashers, food runners and quick serve attendants at The Fields L.A., an urban food hall.

Applicants must be available evenings, weekends and holidays. Competitive pay starts at $14.25 an hour.

Information: https://www.thefieldsla.com/.

Weekend music

festival scheduled

WEST ADAMS –– The three-day West Adams Avenues Jazz & Music Festival kicks off at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 on Adams Boulevard and 7th Avenue.

The 16th annual festival will feature music every evening; activities for children; food vendors; a dance contest; and local arts, crafts and jewelry vendors.

Technology career

moves discussed

WEST ADAMS –– Technology professionals and entrepreneurs will discuss how to change careers from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 30 at 5877 Rodeo Road.

The “Repurpose Your Purpose” panel will feature Lisa Mae Brunson, founder of Wonder Women Tech; Krystina Nguyen, director of strategic marketing at SonoSim; Brett Heeger, lawyer; and Amanda Bender, sales leader at PowerToFly.

Attendees can learn how to find fulfilling careers, learn from successful career changers and connect with professionals and entrepreneurs.

The event is free but participants must register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-change-careers-tech-for-good-tickets-48066469103.

Workshop planned

on transit jobs

COMPTON –– Information on how to optimize the city’s transportation sector will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Center for Sustainable Communities, 1051 W. Rosecrans Ave.

The “Optimizing the Transportation Sector: Infrastructure and Electrification” event is presented by Caltrans, Southern California Edison and the Black Business Association.

The workshop also will provide procurement and career information and will feature several guest speakers.

Information: (323) 291-9334, https://www.suiteevents.com/bbatransportationworkshop.

Block party set

for street survivors

LEIMERT PARK –– People surviving on the streets will be celebrated from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 3 at 4343 Leimert Blvd.

The Refuge Block Party will feature music, activities and food vendors. LA Urban Voices will perform and bundle care packages for those in need will be handed out in the Donation Center.

The event is presented as an extension of Refuge, an exhibition by artist Shinique Smith on view until Sept. 9 at the California African American Museum.

Internships available

for at-risk youth

LOS ANGELES––Youth ages 18 to 24 with criminal records can participate in an internship program that explores career opportunities with them.

The Creating Opportunities and Real Experiences (CORE) Internship Program is a paid two-month, full-time program that offers mentoring, training, work experience and professional development.

CORE is an initiative of the Los Angeles County’s Youth@Work program in partnership with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Apply by Aug. 31. Information: https://workforce.lacounty.gov/core-program/.

Artist displays

work at library

MARINA DEL REY — South Los Angeles artist Al Hornsby will display his artwork at the Lloyd Taber Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, from Sept. 1-8.

Among the works on display is his replica of Mona Liza and the Virgin Mary with child.

Information: (310) 821-3415.

Government contract

workshop planned

COMPTON––A workshop on how to prepare for utilities and government contracts will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Center for Sustainable Communities, 1051 W. Rosecrans Ave.

The event is free and is being presented by the Black Business Association.

Information: https://www.suiteevents.com/bbacontractsworkshop.

Compiled by Dorany Pineda.

L.A. Digest is designed to help promote events, activities and initiatives that are serving the interests of residents in L.A. To submit an item, send emails to newsroom@wavepublication.com.

 

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