Meet members of our 2018 EXPO Center Summer Youth Job Corps(SYJC) cohort. The Friends of EXPO Center has hired 40 interns, whom have been selected and have attended an orientation night. Along with the orientation, interns and their parents will attend a SYJC Parent Night, and two paid training sessions prior to the start of the internship. The Natural History Museum will continue to partner with the Friends of EXPO, and has hired 20 interns for this summer.
We have also developed two new exciting partnerships for this summer. We are excited to place two interns at the California African American Museum(CAAM), and two interns at Community Services Unlimited(CSU). Interns placed at CAAM will become museum docents, and will work within the production, marketing, and gallery curation departments. Community Services Unlimited(CSU) manages and operates the EXPO Center Urban Farm/Garden. They are also currently building South LA’s first organic grocery store located at 65th and Vermont. Interns placed at CSU will work with their team on marketing, entrepreneurship, and will learn about healthy nutrition, and Farm to Table programs.
The EXPO Center Teen Leadership Program motivates and prepares teens for work readiness, career development, and entrepreneurship through hands-on experiences and vocational life skills development. We recently sat down with three members of the current cohort and spoke with them about their strengths, goals, and what leadership means to them. #futureleaders
The new Soboroff Sports field is nearing completion! Our new, updated sports field features several improvements including new turf, safety netting, and new restroom facilities. It will soon be available for recreational use, just in time for our spring sports season. The existing Soboroff sports field has been relocated to the southern end of Bill Robertson Lane and Martin Luther King Boulevard(still in Exposition Park) to pave the way for construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The Soboroff Sports Field will continue to be operated by EXPO Center, the Los Angeles Departments of Recreation and Parks, and supported by The Friends of EXPO Center.
With the construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art underway, the Los Angeles Football Club’s Banc of California Stadium opening in April 2018, and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s renovation underway, the transformation of Exposition Park has begun.
Join us for our annual Golf Classic benefiting Kids in Sports @ EXPO Center. The event takes place at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles. The event will begin with a Shotgun Start followed by a Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction and Awards Dinner.