Making A Difference

Education Is Key offers scholarships to inner-city youth

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer When Nicole “Neekko” Lindsey was growing up, she had no plans to go to college. “It wasn’t my goal,” she said. “...

Urban Scholar Academy transforms youth through enrichment

MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer When Alexis and Imhotep Coleman decided to co-found Urban Scholar Academy in Inglewood, it was for practical and personal reasons. Both...

Inner-City Arts helps students become creative

MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Collette Williams Alleyne, the chief education officer for Inner-City Arts, knows firsthand how important it is for a young...

Wooten youth center offers parental workshops

L.A. DIGEST Staff and Wire Reports SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center is presenting a series of workshops designed to empower parents...

Black women are the focus of ongoing film festival

MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Movies helmed by Black women filmmakers are the focus of Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center’s (BHERC) 28th annual “Sistas...

Nonprofit is Turning Point for formerly incarcerated

MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Michelle Perkins, the CEO and executive director of Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Education Program, is very open and...

One Warm Coat Doesn’t Leave Anyone Out In The Cold

MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer According to the calendar, spring is just around the corner, which means a balmier climate is on the horizon. The...

Journey Out seeks to free victims of sex trafficking

MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Black and brown girls as young as 13 are falling victim to the dark underbelly of Los Angeles' sex-trafficking...

Crete Academy instills character, responsibility in students

MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Crete Academy is a nonprofit Los Angeles Unified School District charter school for children experiencing homelessness and poverty. But...

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