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Current Events


  • Environmental Charter Middle School Receives Funding from The Riordan Foundation

    The Riordan Foundation Awards Grant Funding to ECMS to Support STEM & NGSS.

  • Environmental Charter Schools Statement on the Repeal of DACA

    Environmental Charter Schools remains committed to protecting the educational rights of our students.

  • Bright Beginnings for ECMS-Gardena’s Solar Panels!

    Bring on the sun! New solar panels installed at Gardena are the first part of our larger sustainability plan.

  • First Day Butterflies Turn into Lasting Bonds During ECS Summer Bridge

    Summer Bridge is a fun and immersive experiential program for all ECS students starting Middle and High School.

  • ECMS-Gardena Grads are Empowered and Ready for Action

    The future is bright. Celebrate these students who are considerate, compassionate, and have an understanding outside of themselves.

  • Interdisciplinary Learning Comes to Life at ECMS

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

  • 2015 In Review

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

  • 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!

  • ECMS-Gardena Welcomes New Leadership

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

  • 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.

  • In the Press

  • 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)​.

  • “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.

  • 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”.

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

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

  • 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.

  • DAILY BREEZE: Environmental Charter School expands footprint into Gardena area

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

  • [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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • An Evening with Educators Deborah Meier & Emily Gasoi

    Join us as we welcome MacArthur award-winning educator and author Deborah Meier and educator Emily Gasoi to our campus on Feb. 22!

  • [PAST EVENT] Green Up Day – September 30th, 2017

    Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 4th Green Up Day of the year!

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

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

  • 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

  • Neighborhood Safety Meeting “Comunidad Cercana” May 17th

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

  • [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.

  • [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.

  • [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.

  • YMCA Rock Band Performance

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

  • 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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  • 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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