L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: United Way to hold 10th HomeWalk

LOS ANGELES — The United Way of Greater Los Angeles will host its 10th annual HomeWalk Nov. 19 at Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., downtown.

The five-kilometer family run-walk is designed to raise public awareness and funds to end homelessness.

Over the past nine years, 75,000 people have participated in HomeWalk, raising more than $6.5 million. Every dollar raised goes directly toward ending homelessness and, thanks to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, every $5,000 a person or team raises will be matched with another $5,000 (up to $400,000).

This year’s goal is to raise $1 million with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Challenge.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the opening ceremony follows at 8 a.m. The run-walk starts at 8:45.

Registration is $25. Those 18 and younger may participate for free.

Math tournament

planned in Carson

CARSON – A math tournament for students grades 3 – 8 is slated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Carson Community Center, 3 Civic Plaza Drive.

The free event, called the “Mother & Son, Father & Daughter Math Maze Game Tournament,” is hosted by the Academic Preparation Squad and 100 Black Women of Carson.

Winners will be acknowledged in an awards ceremony following the tournament. Reservations are required.

Information: (310) 355-8795.

Workshop offered on

government contracts

LOS ANGELES – U.S. Rep. Karen Bass presents a small business workshop for business owners interested in contracting with the government from 8:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd.

The workshop, entitled “Crack the Code,” offers help for business owners navigating the contract process. Those attending also will receive a list of products and services that the government buys, and tips for expanding small businesses and competing for contracts.

Information: (323) 965-1422.

Women’s institute

extends class deadline

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute has extended its deadline for class of 2017 applicants to Nov. 18.

The institute prepares women for corporate leadership roles, positions in government and public affairs, and in public policy.

Graduates often pursue careers as corporate leaders, elected officials, and campaign consultants, public affairs consultants, members of boards and commissions, business leaders, and activists.

Information: (323) 954-3777.

South L.A. church

to feed homeless

SOUTH LOS ANGELES – A local church is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner to feed the homeless from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 24 at Church of Christ Vermont, 7911 S. Vermont Ave.

In addition to feeding the homeless, the church extends an invitation to lonely community members and anyone in need during the holidays. The dinner entrance is at the rear of the church at 79th Street and South New Hampshire Avenue.

Information: (323) 751-8787.

Baptist church

to host summit

LOS ANGELES – An L.A.-based church is hosting a two-day summit to support community members with transforming their lives Nov. 27-28 at Pilgrims Hope Baptist Church, 7106 Compton Ave.

The event, billed as a “transformation summit,” supplements the regularly scheduled service and features guest speakers throughout the day.

Speakers include the host church’s Rev. T. Delbert Robinson and several other pastors from visiting churches.

Information: (323) 581-7672.

Tuskegee airmen

mark anniversary

LOS ANGELES  – The Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen Experience at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at Bop Hope Patriotic Hall, 1816 S. Figueroa St.

Original Tuskegee airmen, Olympians and elected officials will be in attendance.

The Tuskegee Airmen Experience began in 1941 with the first African-American aviator-graduates. By the time it ended in 1946, it had become one of the most decorated military groups in the history of the Army Air Corps. More than 1,000 pilots graduated from the program.

Information: (213) 276-7827.

Compiled by Billie Jordan.

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