The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Youth Leadership Scholarship, established in 2009, is offering a $2,000 scholarship to youth attending any institution of higher education for professional, academic, or vocational training and development. CLBC’s primary goal in offering these scholarships is to increase the pool of young community leaders by assisting them financially and helping them pursue their educational and personal leadership goals.
From the L.A. Times:
Syliva Drew Ivie has seen schools and a medical college named after her late father Charles Drew, a black surgeon whose pioneering work in the science of blood preservation was key to the development of large-scale blood banks.
But the U.S. Navy’s christening and launching of the massive, 689-feet long dry cargo/ammunition ship Charles Drew from a San Diego shipyard early Saturday may have been the most unusual “edifice” named after him. But it was no less touching, the 66-year-old Drew Ivie said.
The Los Angeles resident acknowledged that some people would find it unusual for a warship to be named after her father, who also serves as the namesake of Willowbrook’s Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Then again, her father’s research on the storage and shipment of plasma is credited with saving hundreds of lives during World War II.
“Even though he was not in the miltary, his name is connected to saving lives in the military,” Drew Ivie said. “Whatever my politics are about the wars the U.S. is engaged in, taking care of people fighting in wars and among our allies was a very integral part of his story.”
Sylvia Drew Ivie serves as Chief of Staff to Supervisor Ridley-Thomas
UPDATE: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas honors the Drew Family at the Board of Supervisor’s meeting on March 2, 2010.
This year’s seniors’ observance of African-American History Month will honor the “Our Authors Study Club, Inc.” Working with elected officials, community groups, educational institutions and the general public, the Club publishes and disseminates information about the contributions African-Americans and their descendents have made to the world’s history, literature and culture.
Entertainment will be provided featuring senior groups and other individuals. The general public is invited and a free lunch will be served. For more information about the program and luncheon, contact Joann Gaines at (310) 603-3358.
Athens Park Auditorium
12603 South Athens Way
Los Angeles, CA 90061