City Year seeking help to halt proposed cuts to AmeriCorps
* UPDATED A week ago, the U.S. Senate proposed cutting 20,000 AmeriCorps positions that provide help to schools in unprivileged communities. Now, City Year, which has 309 AmeriCorps members in Los Angeles, is calling on the public to help stop the proposed cuts before decisions are made in the next week. The measure could result in...
By Mike Szymanski | November 20, 2015
U.S. to designate poor L.A. areas a ‘Promise Zone,’ eligible for aid
Via The Los Angeles Times | By Soumya Karlamangla The White House on Wednesday will designate a swath of Los Angeles a “Promise Zone,” a move intended to marshal millions of dollars in federal resources for pockets of poverty under a signature program of the Obama administration. Marking the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s launch...
By LA School Report | January 8, 2014