Deserving CD 9 Students Surprised with New Laptops

In a time of so much uncertainty, many students are having to seek out unconventional ways to  maintain their school work without the luxury of having the necessary tools. During a caravan on Aug. 3, Councilmember Curren Price joined Community Build, Inc. and the owners of People’s Republic of South Central, Craig Bowers and business partner Samuel Chawinga, to present five lucky students in District 9 with a huge surprise to help support them on their educational journeys, brand new Chromebooks. 

The group of students, selected by the nonprofit Community Build, have been through struggles no child should have to endure. The loss of both parents, one to COVID-19, having to do homework on a cell phone, having to share one device among six siblings, or trying to hone their craft in design. 

“With the shortage of laptops in the school system, it is the community at-large that has the power to immediately effect change not only in the way these students are able to do their school work but also has the power to connect the entire family,” said Councilman Price. “The landscape of their educational journeys has changed so much, but I am confident that they will now be on track to achieving their goals for their futures.” 

With a gracious donation of brand new laptops by the owners of People’s Republic of South Central, they wanted to find the best way to give  back to the community.

South Central is the heartbeat of Los Angeles, the community is filled with multi-generational households and front line workers; this is an idea of celebrating the hard work, values and work ethics of the people that live here,” added Bowers. “With LA bearing the brunt caused by COVID-19, we could not think of a better way to help during this time of need.”

Local families in need of resources, can call Councilmember Price’s District Office at (323) 846-2651. 

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