L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Compton Unified School District preparing future leaders

COMPTON — The Compton Unified School District and El Camino College Compton Center will host informational meetings from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 21 and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 to explain how students can potentially earn an associate degree while in high school in their new program, Early College High School.

If interested, parents and students are required to attend one of the two meetings at Compton High School, 601 S. Acacia St.

The program, a four-year commitment, offers high school students the chance to take classes during their junior and senior years at El Camino College Compton Center to match their educational or career goals, officials explained.

STEM club

debuts at school

SOUTH L.A. — Students involved in the Woodcraft Rangers at Carver Middle School have a new robotics club which focuses on numerous science, technology, mathematics and engineering activities.

The students engage in hands-on activities and critical thinking skills needed for STEM careers including computer programming.

School officials expect enrollment to surpass the 250 students already involved in the daily after-school program.

Organizers hold

march for justice

SOUTH L.A. — The public is invited to join the Black Lives Matter March for Justice and Unity at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 in front of the Southwest Division Police Headquarters, 1546 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

A coalition of black churches, political leaders, community organizations and more will march from the police station to Leimert Park to call for an end to police violence and brutality.

Democratic Club

schedules luncheon

LOS ANGELES — The New Frontier Democratic Club will host the 55th annual Installation and Awards Luncheon from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Blvd.

A networking reception with entertainment will precede the event from 1 to 2 p.m.

For more information, call (323) 960-5272.

AIDS Project L.A.

holds viewing party

WEST HOLLYWOOD — AIDS Project Los Angeles will host an Oscar viewing party at The Abbey Food + Bar Feb. 22.

The black-tie event will include a VIP cocktail reception and dinner followed by a public party after the show.

The event has previously raised nearly $2 million for APLA services such as primary medical care, behavioral health care and food pantry programs.

Women’s organization

host breakfast gala

LOS ANGELES — The California Black Women’s Health Project will host the 20th annual Breakfast Gala, celebrating the accomplishments of African American women, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at the City Club, 555 S. Flower St., downtown.

Honorees include actresses Vanessa Bell Calloway and Juanita Jennings. A posthumous award will be given to community activist Lark Galloway-Gilliam.

For more information, call (310) 412-1828.

Artist performs

spoken word

LOS ANGELES — Professional storyteller and spoken word artist Barbara H. Clark will perform “The Past is Always Present” at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Ray G. Clark Theater Institute of Musical Arts Building, 3210 W. 54th St.

Clark is the creator and instructor of Tell Me A Story: Storytelling Workshop and is chair of the institute’s board.

For more information, call (323) 300-6578.

Compiled by Shawnte Passmore.

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