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Watts Girl Scout Troop Comes to the Board

When Janet Frias, 34, moved from South Central to Watts three years ago, she worried how her 6–year-old daughter would adjust.  Her daughter, Aliayah Gonzalez was shy when she first began preschool at Grape Street Elementary School, but after enrolling her in Girl Scout Troop 19785, she noticed a remarkable change in her daughter. “She […]


Shakespeare in Watts

As a sophomore at George Washington Prep, Javier Gutierrez flirted with gangs, never contemplated going to college and rarely ventured outside of his West Athens neighborhood. But then he met the Bard. Cast as the lead in a high school production of Romeo and Juliet, Javier became so attached to the works of William Shakespeare that […]