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February 6 2019

Nominations for the 2019 awards are now open until March 1

MELA provides up to $75,000 in total grants annually for projects that impact student achievement and improve our school communities.

October 26 2018

These companies join 41 other local businesses and organizations as our 2018 Community Partners

October 8 2018

Edison High School senior Jasmine's moving speech at our Evening of Excellence

October 6 2018

Step Up alum Nahom Kebede's inspiring speech at our Evening of Excellence

October 1 2018

This new award recognizes individuals who demonstrate leadership and commitment to our work through outstanding contributions of time or resources, and who go above and beyond to further our mission.