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Los Angeles Legacy Project

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The Los Angeles Legacy Project is a program that uses journalism to teach inner city kids soft skills that are easily transferrable to any career and expose them to careers in media/ TV production and journalism.
 
I started The Los Angeles Legacy Project in 2015.  It was created in response to the narrative around the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri.  My goal was to give young Black and Brown students the ability to tell their own stories, versus having to compete with a narrative crafted for them by others, which often tend to dehumanize them and paint them in a negative light.  I want to give them the power of crafting their own narrative, and along the way they will hone soft skills that are transferable to any career they choose. 

We started as a small winter program at the Parks and Recreations department in Los Angeles, California, then moved on to 93rd Street Elementary School, later that Spring. 
 
In 2017 we were invited to Communications and Technology School at the Diego Rivera Learning Complex.  That expansion was facilitated by intermittent funding through the ARTS EDUCATION BRANCH, of LAUSD.  Eventually we took on FOUR additional schools, 1 Middle School and 3 High Schools.  Our growth allowed us to GIVE GRADUATED STUDENTS JOBS as mentors for Middle and Elementary school grades. 

We have been able to win another contract to take our program to even more schools, in order to secure that contract we need higher levels of insurance.  We need your help to raise $5000 to secure that insurance. 

360 donors of $15.00 dollars to help us reach our goal.   Your donation is tax deductible and will help in unimaginable ways. Help us change the narrative

Organizer

Daniel Ferguson
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Los Angeles, CA

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