Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Los Angeles Port Awards Grants

By Karen Robes Meeks

About 34 organizations will receive grants totaling nearly $1 million from the Port of Los Angeles for projects that improve and enhance the waterfront and communities within the San Pedro Bay.

Recipients of the port’s Community Investment Sponsorship Program for fiscal year 2017-2018 include:

• The Los Angeles Maritime Institute’s TopSail Youth Program;

• The International Trade Education Program (ITEP), which helps area prepare high school students for opportunities in port-related sectors such as trade, transportation and logistics; and

• The Robert F. Kennedy Institute of Community and Family Medicine, which works toward mitigating port-based chronic diseases for visitors, residents and employees.

“Investing and reinvesting in our local harbor communities has been a long-time priority,” said port Executive Director Gene Seroka. “This annual grant program allows the Port of Los Angeles to consistently support projects that we believe have − or can have − a measurable and positive impact on our community and its residents.”