The Long Beach Community Action Partnership's (LBCAP) Leadership Academy Mentoring Program (LAMP) helps students to develop their leadership and creative skills.
According to Darick Simpson, executive director of LBCAP.The program offers leadership development in tandem with digital arts training in an effort to provide "self-sustainability" for low-income youth from ages 14 to 24.
LAMP is offered year-round; Simpson told the Business Journal that the program includes digital media courses to local teens and young adults as a type of "hook" to then also teach concepts involving critical thinking, leadership and etiquette.
The US Department of Health and Human Services funds LAMP through the Community Services Block Grant. Those interested in applying for the LAMP program or PADNET internships in the fall can visit lbcap.org and padnet.tv, respectively. Read the Entire Article
Selected Grant News Headlines
A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.
Is Education Killing Creativity?
Arinya Talerngsri, Chief Capability Officer and Managing Director at SEAC-Southeast Asia's Lifelong Learning Center, writes how when we go against what we are meant to be or do, we become someone we...more
The Forgotten Art of Teaching the Arts
Penny Swift, executive director of Education Through Music, writes that she champions a new emphasis on ensuring students have access to an in-school, qualified arts instructor.
This new emphasis...more
Transforming Community through Photography
Isaac Biosse, a Kenyan-born Ghanaian photojournalist, is also a social entrepreneur.
He has worked with several companies and charities. He is now the founder and CEO of Aboki Foundation. Aboki...more
The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.