Wooten youth center offers parental workshops

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SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center is presenting a series of workshops designed to empower parents to address their families’ new responsibilities navigating the new learning environment at schools online and onsite.

The free Parent Power Group workshops will be held each Monday in April from 6 to 7 p.m., featuring a variety of presenters focusing on topics such as mental health, budgeting, finding a job during the pandemic, and helping students with homework.

Trainer Andrew Henderson has more than 20 years of experience advocating for youth, training parents and developing programs for foster families. Henderson is a resource family recruiter for Wayfinder Family Services which provides mental health services, temporary shelters and foster care and adoption services to support children, youth and young adults.

The Wooten Center developed the Parent Power Group to provide support and resources for parents, guardians, and grandparents to navigate life during the pandemic and to support students engaged in virtual learning.

To RSVP, visit www.wootencenter.org/events.

For more information, contact the Wooten Center at (323) 756-7203.

Medical students

take part in study

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Charles Drew University students will be among those participating in a study that seeks to evaluate infection and transmission of the virus among college students.

The COVID-19 Prevention Network, headquartered at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will launch the trial study, Prevent COVID U, April 2.

The trial is funded by the Federal COVID-19 Response Program and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. It is intended to determine if the Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine, currently authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, can prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2 — including asymptomatic infection — and reduce transmission of the virus from vaccinated persons to their close contacts.

Investigators will enroll approximately 12,000 college students aged 18-26 years at more than 20 universities across the U.S. — including Charles Drew University — and follow them over a five-month period.

Town hall set on

rising homicides

COMPTON — The National Association for Equal Justice in America will host a virtual meeting on the number of homicides plaguing Compton and its neighboring community of Willowbrook 7 p.m. April 5.

Organizers say a series of monthly anti-crime committee meetings between 2006 to 2015 resulted in an 87% drop in area homicides.

The Zoom id for the meeting is 857 0820 7085 and the passcode is 583487.

Children’s Bureau

plans fundraiser

LOS ANGELES — Children’s Bureau will honor Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month by hosting a virtual dinner with chef Wolfgang Puck April 17.

During the virtual dinner, there will be a cooking demo by Puck that will be hosted by Billy Harris, former Iron Chef judge. Dinner tickets are $500 with access to ingredients and instructions for a four-course meal. Viewing-only tickets are also available for $50.

To get tickets and sponsorship information, visit www.all4kids.org/eatdrinkgive.

Compton church

to mark anniversary

COMPTON – The First United Methodist of Compton will celebrate its 153rd anniversary on April 25 during its 10 a.m. service via Facebook.

The anniversary theme is “Let Us Not Love in Just Word or Speech — But in Deed and in Truth.” The guest speaker will be Senior Pastor Kelvin T. Calloway of Bethel AME.

If viewers cannot listen via Facebook, they can join via telephone at (646) 749-3122. The passcode is 953-944-077. For more information, call the church at (310) 639-0775.

Legal clinic for

businesses offered

LOS ANGELES – The office of City Councilman Curren D. Price Jr will host a small business legal clinic at 5 p.m. April 14.

Glaser Weil LLP’s presentation will touch on topics such as entity information, intellectual property, commercial leasing, COVID relief and employment law. Businesses from the 9th Council District are eligible for a one-on-one consultation after the event. Register by April 7 for consultation.

To RSVP for this event, visit bit.ly/cd9bizclinic.

Candidates forum

planned April 13

LOS ANGELES — The Citizens for Accountable Leadership will host a virtual candidates forum for candidates for the 54th Assembly District from 7 to 9 p.m. April 13.

The event will be moderated by attorney Carl E. Douglass. The six candidates include Issac Bryan, Dallas Fowler, Heather Hutt, Samuel Robert Morales, Bernard Senter and Cheryl Turner. All are expected to attend.

Those who want to attend must register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpfuuqqzMrE91CXKluUWaMXZlFCP1z1N9W.

Compiled by Taylor Goodson.

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