“We at CBS are very pleased to be able to give back to the community we serve by joining with the
LA Fund and LAUSD in this important effort. The future will belong to creative problem solvers, and
the #ArtsMatter campaign will help prepare the next generation of those unique and valuable colleagues."
- Three-year initiative highlights and develops the potential of girls throughout LA County.
- Challenges presented to up to 50 teams each year for three years. Teams identify a key problem in their community and engineer a solution. The inaugural challenge event took place at USC on October 27, 2015.
- Girls Build LA highlights local issues as seen through the eyes of young women and showcases their solutions at the closing event, Girls Build LA Expo, planned for May 14, 2016 and the following years.
- The LA County Board of Supervisors declared October Girl Empowerment Month as part of the Girls Build LA initiative.
- Several Los Angeles companies participated in celebrating "Girl Empowerment Month" by hosting Los Angeles school girls for career days at their offices. Some of the companies included Metro, HBO, AT&T, A+E Networks, Getty Museum, ICM Partners, WME, Beverly Hilton, Facebook and more.
- On September 29th almost 7,000 middle and high school girls attended the Launch Event of Girls Build LA featuring the West Coast Premiere of "He Named Me Malala."
- 90 schools from across Los Angeles County were provided free transportation, a day of activities including the screening, speakers, DJs, a resource fair, giveaways, social media booths, and lunch.
- 20 school districts, charter management organizations and independent schools were represented including LAUSD, Compton USD, Pasadena USD, Alliance College Ready Public Schools, and Green Dot Public Schools.
- 20 partners including colleges, nonprofits, and county and city agencies participated in the Resource Fair on Microsoft Square addressing the three pillars of Girls Build LA: Education, Health and Wellness and Leadership and Civic Engagement.