WestA Education & Enrichment Partners with LATTC to Support Students


On May 23, West Angeles Education and Enrichment Program signed an agreement with Los Angeles Trade-Tech Community College to provide: For-credit college courses for high schoolers and rising freshmen college students.

Intro to Speech and American History courses will be offered for free at West Angeles Youth Center from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. LATTC professors will begin teaching by the end of June 2019.

EEP will assist with marketing and promotion of partnership to help with early student college immersion and ultimately reducing college costs.

Education and Enrichment Center is currently taking applications for their Summer Bridge Program and SAT Prep for middle school, high school and college students.

REPORT: Black students suspended three times as often as white peers

No state in the country has greater concerns with disciplinary discrimination than Minnesota.

In an in-depth New York Times article published on Sunday, it was revealed that nationally, black students are suspended from school at three times the rate of their white peers. But in the state of Minnesota, that number nearly triples, as black students are suspended eight times as often as white students.

A telling part of the story reveals the descriptive language used towards black students as opposed to their white counterparts. White children with behavioral issues were labeled as “gifted but can’t use his words,” or “high strung.” Other descriptions included “had a hard day.”

Conversely, black students were labeled as “destructive” and “violent,” as well as “cannot be managed.

Read the full NY Times story HERE.