Local College Program to Seek Solutions to Gang ViolenceNovember 15, 2010
INGLEWOOD, Calif., Nov. 12, 2010 -- Challenging the greater Los Angeles community to find solutions to the problem of gang violence among local African-American youth, the Los Angeles Campus of the Springfield College School of Human Services will screen the documentary “Gang Violence: Why Should They Stop? Alternatives!,” followed by discussion with the film’s director Reuben L. Nevels Sr., on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at noon, at the campus, at 111 North La Brea Ave., Inglewood.
The program is the first in a series being planned by the community advisory board (CAB) of the campus to stimulate creative and collaborative solutions to community issues. The CAB includes key community members who advise the campus leadership, serve as liaison between the campus and community, and assist in student recruitment.
Los Angeles has the largest and most established gang population in the country. The 2007 documentary, filmed in Los Angeles at sites including the county coroner’s office, blends interviews with civic leaders, law enforcement officials and current and former gang members.
The program is open to the public free of charge. Seating is limited and may be reserved by calling CAB Chairperson Terra Phelps at (323) 399-6520.
The Los Angeles Campus of the Springfield College School of Human Services offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in human services with weekend classes. The educational program is designed to build the leadership skills of human services professionals while they are serving their communities. Most students are adults with prior learning from work experience and educational programs.
The school’s undergraduate program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education. Springfield College, founded in 1885, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Other campuses of the Springfield College School of Human Services are located Springfield and Boston, Mass.; San Diego, Calif.; Wilmington, Del.; Tampa, Fla.; Manchester, N.H.; Charleston, S.C.; Houston, Texas; St. Johnsbury, Vt.; and Milwaukee, Wis.