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JOE ELLIS, DAKAR ALLY, PUSHES THE PEDAL TO THE METAL FOR STEM EDUCATION

By Kevin Clark

Dakar is proud to announce that one our most progressive allies is launching an after-school STEAM program for LAUSD.  We first metJoe Ellis at our second social media week event in 2013.


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.”

Dakar Foundation Presents Joe Ellis to the Compton High School student body for the first time during Social Media Week, September 26th, 2013. (1:42 minutes 38 seconds