By Kevin Clark
Joe Ellis, a man with a plan to bring automotive engineering to the inner-city, was given the opportunity to open and run an after school program that will focus on building,maintaining, and servicing custom cars. Joe is partnering with LAUSD who is providing the refurbished auto center at Washington Prep and EDU CARE who is providing funding.
“This is and will be an after school program done in STEAM fashion” says Joe . The program will also include field trips to different local, tech-based companies which will increase program awareness as a potential source of needed talent and provide students with a look at real-world job opportunities
Of his experience working with Compton, Joe says “The knowledge I have gained from Compton has helped prepare me for this opportunity. I’m excited and look forward to creating this beautiful course.”