Zoë, an eighth-grade student from Westside Neighborhood School with a love for art, shares her joy, excitement, and talents with fourth-graders at Buford Elementary School, in Lennox. Our first Ember Project recipient provided carefully curated art supplies in a kit for each student to use during her lesson. Read her full story here.
In our search for Lumenaries (educators) and SparQs (students), we seek out individuals doing incredible work for communities in need. Most often, the projects these heroes engage in are long-lasting, working with these communities year over year and touching many lives. As we share their stories and good work, we catch but a glimpse ofContinue reading “Heroes in the Making”
Smiles. It’s all you see, even through the protective masks they wear. Beaming from ear to ear, these young learners have returned to campus after more than a year. For some, like the Kindergarten students, it is their first time stepping foot on campus. The attending student body is at fifty percent capacity to accommodateContinue reading “Lumenary – Sidra Dudley”
In our work to spotlight and support local heroes in education, we reach out to our connections across Los Angeles for leads on potential candidates. We search for educators, students, and others involved in schools that share the following characteristics. A Lumenary is an individual or group that: works at a school or supports anContinue reading “Do You Have a Hero in Mind?”
As we spotlight and support our local heroes, we place them in two distinct categories. The first category is for adults, be they teachers, administrators, or staff, performing a social good. We call them Lumenaries (intentional spelling to match our organization’s name). Support for Lumenaries may come in the form of financial assistance to further enhanceContinue reading “Lumenaries & SparQs”