$25,000 Grant Will Help Prepare Carmelitos Youth for College

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Southern California Edison presents the CDF with five laptop computers refurbished by Technology Training Foundation of America. Photo courtesy of Angelina Romero.

Southern California Edison presents the CDF with five laptop computers refurbished by Technology Training Foundation of America. Photo courtesy of Angelina Romero.

The Los Angeles County Community Development Foundation (CDF) received a grant from Southern California Edison in the amount of $25,000 to help prepare youth and young adults to attend and complete higher education, prepared for career. In addition, the CDF received 5 laptop computers from Southern California Edison.

CDF Executive Director, Jennifer Blackwell-Trotter, stated “we are excited to continue this long-standing partnership with Edison – a business leader supporting educational programs that emphasize science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Together, we are preparing youth to excel in STEAM careers.”

With the support of Edison, the CDF will continue to provide low-income students living at Carmelitos public housing community in Long Beach and other public housing communities throughout Los Angeles County with its “Project: Scholars” initiative, a program that focuses on STEAM education and creating a college bound and career exploring culture for students in disadvantaged communities. Participants of “Project: Scholars” are eligible for college scholarships, attend afterschool programming and SAT/ACT exam preparation, receive mentorship from college graduates, and participate in career and life skills workshops.

To hear more inspiring stories or to provide donations, please contact Jennifer Blackwell-Trotter at the Community Development Foundation 626-586-1899 or visit www.lacdf.org.

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