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    Interdisciplinary Learning Comes to Life at ECMS

    ECMS students become policy-makers, historians and philosophers to explore social change solutions.

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    2015 In Review

    Join Us As We Reflect on 2015: An Outstanding Year at ECS!

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    Our After School Programs grew significantly in 2015

    This year at Environmental Charter Schools, after school programs have grown on all three of our campuses. Check out a few of the exciting after-school highlights!

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    ECMS-Gardena Welcomes New Leadership

    Join us in welcoming Robert and Tasneem in their new roles at ECMS-Gardena!

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    Celebrating One World, Many Cultures at ECMS-Gardena

    ECMS-Gardena welcomed more than 200 guests and community members to its 2nd Annual One World, Many Cultures – Multicultural Day on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

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    ECMS-Gardena Receives Gold Ribbon Schools Award

    ECMS-Gardena is proud to receive California’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Award.

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    ECMS – Gardena Offers New Tennis Experience for Girls with RAMP Tennis at StubHub! Center – Carson!

    The Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW announces ECMS-Gardena and RAMP Tennis-Carson partnership is a “Sports 4 Life” National Grant Recipient.

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    Weingart Foundation donates $200K towards ECMS Gardena Renovation

    Check out photos from our progress on the ECMS Gardena renovation.

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    First Annual Heritage Festival @ ECMS-Gardena [PHOTO GALLERY]

    ECMS-G hosted it’s first Heritage Festival to celebrate the diversity of our community through food, games, performances, and fellowship.

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    ECMS-G Student Speaker Shines at “Girls to Greatness” Luncheon

    Seventh grader, Daphne Lima, spoke truth at the “Girls to Greatness” EmpowHer Luncheon.

  • In the Press

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    South Bay Magazine Features ECS Students​ as “Earth Inheritors”

    South Bay Magazine featured Environmental Charter Schools in it’s April Issue (second half of article features ECS and Founder Alison Diaz)​.

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    “From The Hallways of Green, Healthy, Sustainable Schools” ECHS’ seniors featured in Green Schools’ Catalyst Quarterly

    ECHS Seniors, Ogechi Hubert and Carolyn Lam share what it means to be an ECS student.

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    CBS LOS ANGELES: UCLA Hosts Event To Highlight Career Opportunities For Women In Science, Technology

    ECMS Inglewood and Gardena send 80 female students to UCLA for the first-ever “Empower Her: STEMDAY”.

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    SLATE MAGAZINE: “Tell Your Second-Grade Teacher I’m Sorry”

    Learn about why K-12 students in America are falling behind in science.

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    VOICE OF AMERICA: Effort Under Way to Expand US Parks, Playgrounds

    Voice of America features ECMS’s KaBOOM! Playground Build Day in a news story.

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    DAILY BREEZE: Environmental Charter School expands footprint into Gardena area

    ECS celebrates the opening of its LEED Silver certified middle school campus in Gardena.

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    [Audio] KNX 1070 – CBS Radio Los Angeles Interviews ECS Founder

    ECS Founder Alison Suffet Diaz talks about ECS’ new middle school campus in Gardena on KNX 1070 — CBS Radio Los Angeles.

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    Building the Green Dream Campus: Environmental Charter Schools Creates a New Middle School in South L.A.

    ECMS-G is featured in EdTech Connect — EdTech’s quarterly newsletter.


    Students Get Global Perspective on Women’s Issues

    The State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program brings foreign guests to charter school’s class for young women.

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    19-country Delegation to Observe Girls-Only Class at EmpowHer

    Environmental Charter Middle School will host a delegation of activists, educators and nonprofit managers from 19 countries as part of a program to empower women through education.

  • Events

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    [PAST EVENT] Green Up Day – May 20, 2017

    Thank you to everyone who joined us at our last Green Up Day of the year!

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    4th Annual Multicultural Festival

    Join us for our 4th Annual Multicultural Festival on Sat, May 13th and celebrate the diversity in our community and learn about the different cultures reflected at ECMS-Gardena.

    ECMS-Gardena Multicultural Day
    Saturday, May 13, 2017
    11AM – 2PM @ ECMS-Gardena
    812 West 165th Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90247

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    Neighborhood Safety Meeting “Comunidad Cercana” May 17th

    Come discuss neighborhood safety on Weds May 17th at 5:30pm.

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    [PAST EVENT] Family Literacy Night

    ECMS-G hosted its 4th annual Family Literacy Night on April 6. The goal of the event was to help families further their love of literacy at home through a variety of workshops and guest speakers.

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    [PAST EVENT] Green Up Day – March 18, 2017

    ECMS-Gardena hosted a fantastic Green Up Day on March 18. Over 100 people teamed up to clean up the Gardena community.

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    [PAST EVENT] Green Up Day – January 14, 2017

    ECMS-Gardena hosted an awesome Green Up Day this past Saturday. Over 75 volunteers participated which included ECMS-G staff, teachers, parents and students.

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    YMCA Rock Band Performance

    Saturday May 14th,
    Strawberry Festival
    1050 W 163rd St,
    Gardena, CA 90247

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    Multicultural Festival on May 21, 2016

    Join us for our 2nd Annual Multicultural Festival and learn about the different cultures discussed at ECMS-Gardena.

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    EmpowHer STEMDAY Bringing Science and Technology to Low-Income Students in Los Angeles; Funding for Stem Programs Grows (PAST EVENT)

    Students participated in an event designed to expose girls to opportunities Science, Technology, Engineering & Math.

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    [EVENT] ECMS Gardena Heritage Festival – May 31st 11am-2pm

    Join us as we learn about and celebrate the different cultures we represent at ECMS-Gardena.

  • Newsletters

  • Oh! The Places You’ll Go!

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  • Jane Goodall Paid Us A Visit (And ECS in the News)!

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  • ECS Students Spring into Action

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  • 2016 is Coming to an End, but We’re Still in Full Swing!

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  • We’re Falling in Love with This Year

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  • Our Partners Keep Us Moving Forward

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  • ECS Wins “Best of Green Schools” Award, Come Celebrate May 27th!

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  • Community Forum and New Technology Spark Engagement at ECS!

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  • Happy New Year from ECS!

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  • All Aboard! The New School Year is Here!

    Find out what we did this summer and what’s next!
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