The District is proud to recognize LAUSD senior Aimee Persales, who Edison International recently awarded $50,000 as part of the Edison Scholars program. Aimee, who attends John A. Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, won the prestigious award for her dedication to reducing plastic waste that ends up in oceans and beaches. After recognizing the growing problem of increasing plastic pollution at local beaches, Aimee decided to dedicate her future career to helping fix the growing issue. Aimee plans to complete her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at a four-year college and wants to serve as a role model for her East Los Angeles community.
Breathe SoCal, an LAUSD greening partner, hosted a beautification event (BUL 5761) at Norwood Elementary School on Saturday, March 18th. Fifty(!) volunteers from the local school communities got together to pull weeds, plant 200 California native and drought tolerant plants, and paint twelve cement planters around the school.
Breathe Southern California has roots in Southern California since 1903 and has delivered outcome-driven programs supporting lung health and air quality improvement for underserved populations for 120 years. Breathe Southern California’s mission is to promote clean air and healthy lungs through research, education, advocacy, and technology. BlueSky LA is a partnership between Breathe Southern California and Climate Cents to improve air quality, mitigate heat, and reduce climate emissions of the greater Los Angeles by the 2028 Olympics and beyond through local community-based volunteer projects. The current sponsors of the program: South Coast Air Quality District and Tesla Motors.
Thank you to the Norwood Elementary School Community and Breathe SoCal for greening the school!
LAUSD opened the new Nature Explore garden at Gledhill Early Education Center (EEC) on March 3, 2023. The total site area improvement is over 12,000 square feet which includes areas for: movement and music, balance and climbing, messy materials, gardening, and nature art. To learn more about the LAUSD Nature Explore gardens at EECs, visit the ECED website.
Above: Plants at the Horticulture Program at Sylmar HS