JWA Milestones

Ten (10) television shows entitled Black Youth Taking Charge, created and produced by high school and college students on LA36, a cable outlet with the mission of supporting community building and promoting learning through the development of innovative, high-quality programming. According to their mission statement, “We strive to create value in the Los Angeles Community by connecting education and cultural resources that meet local needs, and by making these resources broadly accessible within the city.

Development of handbooks with funding from The California Endowment, A Training Manual for Volunteers Committed to Promoting Community Wellness, and A Handbook for Volunteers Committed to Promoting Community Wellness.

Saturday Academies at middle and high school sites in South Los Angeles and Inglewood, outreaching over 1,000 youth per season with academic preparation for college admission examinations, assistance with the college application process, and mentoring during the freshman college year.

Black History Month and Cesar Chavez programs at middle and high school sites were implemented by college students and focused on cultural awareness and empowerment.

Scholarships to Las Vegas Students in collaboration with the Village Foundation, Las Vegas, NV, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Greater Las Vegas, College of Southern Nevada CSN).

Ongoing collaboration with Las Vegas Community Organizations: My Brother’s Keeper, Las Vegas, NV, City of Las Vegas, Department of Youth Development and Social Innovation, Nevada State College.

Development of College Course for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)- Healing Racism: An Introspective Journey.

Collaboration in Los Angeles with Blessing Bags Ministry to feed the homeless weekly and provide blankets, clothes, and sleeping bags.

Tutorial, Mentoring, and College Application Workshops in Los Angeles, CA, and Inglewood, CA for first-generation college-bound students.

Scholarship Outreach Program for Inglewood and Los Angeles.

Emergency Fund Support Fund at CSN-Department of Counseling and Retention Services

Traveling Black History Month Mini-Museum for grades K-12 reaching schools in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Inglewood