Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles / Project LESS

Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles / Project LESS

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In March of 2013, we began lending lab equipment to the science teacher at YouthBuild Charter School in Pacoima. In March of 2013, we constructed a physics demonstration device and donated it to a physics teacher at University High School in Los Angeles. In February of 2013, we successfully arranged for a college chemistry major to volunteer as a teaching assistant and tutor in a local Los An … Read More

In March of 2013, we began lending lab equipment to the science teacher at YouthBuild Charter School in Pacoima.

In March of 2013, we constructed a physics demonstration device and donated it to a physics teacher at University High School in Los Angeles.

In February of 2013, we successfully arranged for a college chemistry major to volunteer as a teaching assistant and tutor in a local Los Angeles high school chemistry classroom (Humanitas Academy of Art and Technology, LAUSD). The following month, we made this arrangement more permanent by establishing a formal partnership between that high school and EPIC (Educational Participation In Communities) of the California State University Los Angeles, whereby college students may earn academic credit for volunteer work at the high school.

In February of 2013, we brought liquid nitrogen to four Los Angeles middle and high schools for use in demonstrations by teachers. We also provided the teachers with appropriate safety gear when necessary.

In January and February of 2013, we acquired valuable lab equipment donations from Dr. Vivian Medina of Baxter Bioscience.

In January of 2013, we acquired valuable lab equipment donations from Luz Rivas of Iridescent Learning.

In January of 2013 and in December of 2012, we planned and ran hands-on science activities sessions at the Zimmer Children's Museum.

In October of 2012, we acquired valuable lab equipment donations from Pasadena City College.

In August of 2012, we became a non-profit project under the 501(c)3 auspices of the Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles, directed by Jacqueline Hamilton.

In May of 2012, we lent our first piece of lab equipment to a public school physics teacher in Los Angeles (James Rice of Humanitas Academy of Art and Technology)

In October of 2011, we opened as a private, profit-seeking business.


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