INGLEWOOD — The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles held a ribbon cutting ceremony March 16 at their Inglewood location.
The center is accessible to the more than 10,000 girl scouts, 3,300 adult members and will also be accessible to partners in Inglewood, and surrounding communities.
Federal and local dignitaries were on hand to support the opening of the center.
“Congratulations to the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles on the opening of the Inglewood Innovation Center,” said U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters via video. “I’m so excited for all of you and I remember joining you three years ago when you opened your doors in Inglewood.
“I was so impressed with the services you offer girls in our community, and it’s so appropriate that in this year, your 100th year of serving girls in the Los Angeles area, that you provide this space for girls to discover their strengths.”
The Inglewood Innovation Center features state-of-the-art, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math programming and leadership opportunities for girls ages 5-17.
Also on hand to celebrate the opening was Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles CEO Theresa Edy Kiene and Board Chair Ellen Swarts, Girl Scouts National Board member and CEO of Aerojet/Rockedyne Eileen Drake, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts and City Councilman Alex Padilla.
The center is located at 423 N. La Brea Ave.
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