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Granada Hills Charter High – leading the way in STEM education

Granada Hills Charter High – leading the way in STEM education

Granada Hills Charter High School (GHC) is providing opportunities for high school students to enter growing STEM career fields. The school’s robotics team, Robodox (“robot.. Read More →
The Real Change Movement

The Real Change Movement

The Real Change Movement led by the Flintridge Center and supported by the City of Pasadena is a campaign aimed at tackling the difficult issues.. Read More →
Economic inclusion in Long Beach through “Everyone In”

Economic inclusion in Long Beach through “Everyone In”

Long Beach is the second largest city in LA County, seventh largest city in the state and 36th largest city in the nation. With those.. Read More →
Investing In Our People – Investing In Our Youth

Investing In Our People – Investing In Our Youth

Para Los Niños serves over 6,000 students, from infants to young adults, in over 10 locations throughout LA County. Their six early education centers and.. Read More →
iDream Space: Building a Bridge for International Trade

iDream Space: Building a Bridge for International Trade

iDream Space is building bridges between Chinese and American companies and entrepreneurs by providing a unique one-stop service for its members. According to iDream Space.. Read More →
Relativity Space: Propelling the aerospace industry into the future through 3D printing.

Relativity Space: Propelling the aerospace industry into the future through 3D printing.

Relativity Space is breaking new ground in the aerospace industry, through the use of 3D printing. Founded by former USC classmates, Tim Ellis and Jordan.. Read More →
L.A. Kitchen: Sharing Smart Solutions to Build the Community

L.A. Kitchen: Sharing Smart Solutions to Build the Community

L.A. Kitchen is using the ingenuity of a social enterprise, the compassion of a strong volunteer base, and the business sense of an entrepreneur to.. Read More →
Riding is believing: Metro kicks off Ride Along Program

Riding is believing: Metro kicks off Ride Along Program

By Nolan Borgman, Transportation Planner, Metro Office of Extraordinary Innovation Could a simple bus ride change our perspective on how to solve transit’s toughest problems?.. Read More →
Northrop Grumman, Antelope Valley College, Goodwill create partnership

Northrop Grumman, Antelope Valley College, Goodwill create partnership

Northrop Grumman is creating pathways to success for a population that may otherwise have limited access to career opportunities. Through its program with Antelope Valley.. Read More →
Addressing Homelessness: The Case for Shared Housing

Addressing Homelessness: The Case for Shared Housing

*Based on SPY policies, photos and names have been withheld to maintain privacy for the families. In December 2016, thanks to a connection made through.. Read More →
Arcadia Wins as a Most Business Friendly City!

Arcadia Wins as a Most Business Friendly City!

Congratulations to the City of Arcadia on its Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) EDDY’s win as a Most Business-Friendly City! Arcadia won in the.. Read More →
Interview with Phil Washington, Metro CEO

Interview with Phil Washington, Metro CEO

Propel L.A. had the great opportunity to work with the Metro Communications Department on the following interview with Metro CEO, Phil Washington. Following are his.. Read More →
HATCH Added to LA’s Bioscience Corridor

HATCH Added to LA’s Bioscience Corridor

By Howard Kozloff, Agora Partners, Co-Developer of HATCH Los Angeles has the opportunity to catalyze the city’s growing life science industry by nurturing innovation nodes.. Read More →
VNTANA: Technology and Community Leaders

VNTANA: Technology and Community Leaders

VNTANA is doing ground-breaking work in the field of AR – Augmented Reality a.k.a. holograms. CEO Ashley Crowder and COO Ben Conway have introduced the.. Read More →
Grifols, Inc. Trains Youth in Bioscience Careers

Grifols, Inc. Trains Youth in Bioscience Careers

Grifols Summer Science Academy As a global healthcare and bioscience company, Grifols, Inc. has over a 75-year legacy of improving the health and well-being of.. Read More →
Michael Garcia – Pico Rivera’s Economic Development Ambassador

Michael Garcia – Pico Rivera’s Economic Development Ambassador

Michael Garcia is an ideal ambassador for the City of Pico Rivera. His enthusiasm, passion, and past history as a Pico Rivera resident are inspiring.. Read More →
Kaiser Permanente seeks to CULTIVATE community health

Kaiser Permanente seeks to CULTIVATE community health

Kaiser Permanente provides affordable, high-quality healthcare services to improve the health of its members and the communities they serve. Kaiser Permanente has demonstrated its impact.. Read More →
Interview with JoAnne Golden Stewart, e4 Mobility Alliance Co-Chair

Interview with JoAnne Golden Stewart, e4 Mobility Alliance Co-Chair

Gladstein Nadross & Associates (GNA) is a leading environmental consulting firm, helping communities, business, and government build an environmentally and socially responsible future through advanced,.. Read More →
Jason Crawford, City of Santa Clarita

Jason Crawford, City of Santa Clarita

Through his love of film and the entertainment industry, Jason Crawford stumbled upon the field of economic development. A graduate of California Institute of the.. Read More →
ExporTech Program – Apperson

ExporTech Program – Apperson

By Elizabeth Glynn, CMTC Apperson is a national leader in testing and scoring solutions for the education community. Based in Cerritos and with 125 employees,.. Read More →
A second chance at loving life.

A second chance at loving life.

2nd Call 2nd Call founder, Skipp Townsend, found his calling to help ex-offenders while attending a Jim Brown Amer-I-Can workshop. He realized that his own.. Read More →
Infrastructure via the Center for Sustainable Energy

Infrastructure via the Center for Sustainable Energy

by Michael Terreri, Center for Sustainable Energy As a member of the Advanced Transportation Center located at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation office,.. Read More →
Chai Energy

Chai Energy

Chai Energy is a free mobile app, empowering its users with tools to make smart energy choices. Chai identifies energy-saving opportunities based on a user’s.. Read More →
PBS KIDS – Ready to Learn

PBS KIDS – Ready to Learn

PBS SoCal’s Ready To Learn initiative focuses on parents, teachers and community partners to ensure Southern California’s 1.5 million children are prepared for kindergarten, reading on level.. Read More →
First 5 LA – Welcome Baby

First 5 LA – Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby is a home-visiting program for new caregivers and babies focused on providing support in parenting, breastfeeding, emotional well-being and self-care, and child development.. Read More →