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Grant to aid students seeking careers in health, technology

Schools across Los Angeles County are participating in an $18-million state grant over the next four years in a push to connect underrepresented students with careers in health and technology. Five California State University campuses in the region will be a part of the LA Region K-16 Collaborative grant and will receive $3 million in grant money, according to the Los Angeles Daily News

The schools involved will have to meet specific goals across the four-year period to ensure accountability as they work toward building pathways and setting up resources. The funding, facilitated by local nonprofit UNITE-LA, is meant to address both education and workforce gaps fueled by inequities and racism.