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LA Clippers SciFest

This past Saturday, a few OP Scholars and mentors went to the Clippers SciFest, a Southern California science and engineering festival at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The goal of the Clippers SciFest SoCal is to inspire a new generation of STEM professionals in the...


44th District Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán Visits OP

U.S. Representative for California's 44th congressional district Nanette Diaz Barragán stopped by the Operation Progress offices to speak with our Scholars, staff, and mentors. It was a great opportunity for our Scholars to share their stories with their representative and for them to ask her...


Parent Spotlight: Maria F.

Family is everything to Maria. Mother of two OP scholars, Alexa (4th grade) and Sergio (6th grade), who are both enrolled at St. Lawrence, Maria has lived in Watts for 15 years, but comes from a small town in Jalisco, Mexico. She describes her upbringing...


5th Grade Girls in BLOOM tried Jiu-Jitsu

This past Saturday, our 5th grade girls in our BLOOM program, a social-emotional program to combat bullying in middle school for girls, went to a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class at Carlson Gracie Paramount. The gym donated gloves as well as the class. The girls were hesitant to try...


Alexa – March’s Scholar of the Month

Alexa is in the 4th grade at St. Lawrence of Brindisi. She has a 100% overall average and perfect programming attendance. She is currently in the Building Bridges program. Alexa's favorite subject in school is math because she enjoys learning about new symbols and different...


Officer Gutierrez – March’s Mentor of the Month

Officer Gutierrez has been a LAPD officer for 15 years, with 12 of them being in the Southeast Division. It was a little over 3 years ago when she met her mentee match, Brittney. Since then, Gutierrez has  been an exceptional mentor and a great team player as...