VIDEO: Nathaniel Ayers Plays the Hall of Administration

Nathaniel Ayers, who is also known as The Soloist, played the Hall of Administration today after being presented with a Scroll of Appreciation by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas. The Supervisor honored Mr. Ayers for representing Los Angeles County at the upcoming 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at the White House with President Barack Obama.

Vote Now To Bring President Obama to the Second District's Environmental Charter High School Graduation

The White House and the Department of Education recently named Environmental Charter High School (ECHS) as a finalist in a nationwide competition – for exemplifying the president’s 2020 goal that every high school student will graduate college ready.

ECHS is one of just 6 finalists from 1,000 applicants selected to compete in a run-off contest to have the President deliver its 2010 commencement address.

Help ECHS Reach The Final Three!

The public now has just 4 days to vote for and rate each finalist school – each of which is featured on the White House website.

The President will pick a national winner from the top three finalists, and has encouraged Americans to help choose the winner.

Public Voting for the Top 3 Finalists Starts Monday, April 26th at 5:00 am PDT, and runs until 8:59 pm PDT Thursday, April 29th.

To Vote for ECHS Online Go To:

Watch the 3-minute student-created videos online (ECHS is the 3rd video!). Rate each school on a scale from 1 to 5. A “5” goes to the school that best meets the President’s Race To the Top Commencement Challenge goals – providing an education where every student graduates college and career ready.

PHOTO: President Obama Lands at Expo Park


Exposition Park on Monday, April 19, 2010.

President Obama Hosting L.A. Townhall On Thursday

President Barack Obama will be holding a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, March 19th at Downtown’s Miguel Contreras Learning Complex located at 322 S. Lucas Avenue. Visit the White House website to sign up for a chance to win a ticket to the 1 PM event via an online lottery. The lottery closes at noon tomorrow.