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CCWA Invites You To “City Under The Stars” On May 31st


You are cordially invited to join CCWA at the historic Wilfandel Club House for an Art Deco evening jubilee as we celebrate our inaugural year with live music, lite fare and a silent auction to benefit City Charter Elementary West Adams.

*Festive 20s attire is highly encouraged*


City Charter Elementary School West Adams
Saturday May 31, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT
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Wilfandel Club House
3425 W Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
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$35 per person

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*City Charter Elementary School is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our tax ID number is 45-1347085. For additional information please contact the office.

Rebecca Bernard & Karlyn Johnson
The City School West Adams

Student Debt Crisis

Here is the information Bettye Bryant was talking about at the Stakeholder Meeting last night.  It was info she learned at Rep. Karen Bass’ Town Hall Meeting last week.

StudentDebtCrisis is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to reforming funding for higher education in America.  They are sponsoring a bill – and have a petition up on their website.  Anyone looking for more information may visit studentdebtcrisis.org or sign the petition at http://signon.org/sign/support-the-student-loan-6?source=c.url&r_by=5462310.

Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship

Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation


Eligibility Requirements:
Qualified applicants must be a high school senior, college student, and/or between the ages of 18-25, pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be a US Citizen and complete the on-line application no later than the published deadline date, which is May 15, 2012.

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation is unique in that it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0 and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc. but desire a higher educational opportunity. This group is generally not the recipients of college scholarships and is typically ignored by the Board of Education.

The Shawn Carter Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to any under-served student across the United States who desires a higher education. One of the key questions asked by the Foundation when students apply for a scholarship is: What are your plans to give back to the community?”.

CLICK LINK TO APPLY TODAY!!! http://www.shawncartersf.com/apply/  

Education Town Hall w/ Karen Bass – Sept. 28th in L.A


What Will It Take To Achieve Quality Education?

In 2009, President Barack Obama led one of the largest investments in public education in our country’s history. These efforts enabled reforms at the local and state level across the country on issues like access to college and career-ready standards, and improved teacher evaluation systems. How do we ensure that we reach all students? How has California’s budget crisis impacted the progress of school reform?

Special guest: Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
Some on Capitol Hill say it’s time for government to cut public education funding.

Will you come share what you think our schools need?

Education Reform Town Hall

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

Junior Blind of America

5300 Angeles Vista Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90043
Ample Street parking is available on Angeles Vista Blvd.,

54th Street, Keniston Ave, Valley Ridge and W. 54th Street.

Disabled parking is available from 54th Street entrance.
Click here for directions

RSVP in advance online or call 323-965-1422


How Can You Help? 

Do you know someone who should be involved?  Our sucess is dependent upon participation from our community, so if you would like, take a moment and share this with friends, family and neighbors. 
I look forward to seeing you there!

Karen Bass


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Los Angeles, CA 90010

The City School – New Charter Looking To Move Into The Area

At Monday night’s MINC Stakeholder meeting, we heard from a group of people (some from our area) who are looking to set up a new Charter school (middle, high).  They are still looking for a location – any suggestions would be welcome.  They would like to be somewhere preferably in our Mid-City area.

For the moment, they are doing outreach, and trying to spread the word.  See the two attachments for more details.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please email info@citycharterschool.org or call 323/834-2489 (323/834-CITY).