Edison Scholars Program

For more than 125 years, Edison International has been committed to build stronger communities through various community investment initiatives, including education. Our Edison Scholars Program offers thirty $40,000 scholarships to assist, low-income and under-represented students in Southern California pay for college students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) fields, helping them develop skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the workforce of the future. As Edison Scholars, the students may also be eligible for summer internships at Edison and can get paired with professionals at our companies for mentoring and guidance throughout the students’ years on campus.

Please share this opportunity with high school seniors, planning to major in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) in college and have an overall GPA of 2.8 or better. They may be eligible for one of the 30 Edison scholarships valued at $40,000 (to be paid over four years). Low-income and first generation college students are especially encouraged to apply. The Edison Scholars application deadline is Feb. 1, 2015.

To apply and get additional eligibility information, please visit:www.scholarsapply.org/edisonscholars.

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MAOF Vehicle Donation Program

The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is a non-profit, community-based organization that was established in 1963 in order to serve disadvantaged individuals and families in the Los Angeles area. MAOF is the largest Latino-oriented, family services organization in the United States, and has achieved this status by providing high quality social services and programs to those communities where the need is the greatest.

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?
Donate it to MAOF!
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36th Annual National Latina Women’s Conference

NLWC_Brochure_PROOF2-1Welcome to the 36th Annual National Latina Women’s Conference. On behalf of the board of directors and the conference committee and with immense pleasure and pride I welcome you to the longest running conference focused on advancing Latina empowerment.

Inspired by the values of MAOF – Education, Excellence, Innovation, Advocacy, Culture and Partnerships – the NLWC offers young professionals, college students and high school students a one day conference that focuses on professional development and networking.

More Info: 36th Annual National Latina Women’s Conference Brochure

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Want to Volunteer?

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Get Certified & Let’s Serve

For more information please visit: http://www.volunteertaxprep.com/

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Report: Child Care Costs Unaffordable For Most

2014_Cost_InfographicChild Care Aware: For the eighth year in a row, data from Child Care Aware® of America’s Parents and the High Cost of Child Care report shows child care costs continue to be a heavy lift for America’s working families. The 2014 report shows that the cost of child care in the United States can be as much as $14,508 annually for an infant, or $12,280 annually for a four-year-old in a center, and does not always guarantee a quality environment.

The 2014 report will be released at a special media event at the National Press Club, where a panel of experts in child care, public policy and advocacy will discuss the key findings from this year’s report.
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