6HWbNHN-show-poster2x3-c7tgE2Y.png

Artbound

Start watching
MJ250sC-show-poster2x3-Bflky7i.png

Tending Nature

Start watching
Southland Sessions

Southland Sessions

Start watching
Earth Focus

Earth Focus

Start watching
5LQmQJY-show-poster2x3-MRWBpAK.jpg

Reporter Roundup

Start watching
City Rising

City Rising

Start watching
Lost LA

Lost LA

Start watching
Member
Your donation supports our high-quality, inspiring and commercial-free programming.
Support Icon
Learn about the many ways to support KCET.
Support Icon
Contact our Leadership, Advancement, Membership and Special Events teams.

People of Glassell Park: Melinda Luis

Support Provided By
melinda_luis_glassell_park.jpg

My name is Melinda Luis. I'm a teacher and daycare operator. This is very important because these are the formative years for these children in this area. It is nice that I am able to share my knowledge and care for these children to continue what the parents are doing at home. I also tell the parents what else they can do for their children. I've been here since 1989. I started my family daycare in 1996, and I collaborate with head start.

This is not work, this is really just love for the kids. The children are able to see what's outside their home and what's outside their community. We are able to help them look forward to the future, and see that it is a good future for them. We can share all the knowledge and experiences that we have, and show them that there is more out there now that they can get if they work for it.

It is nice to get responses from the parents and children. There is so much to say about the good things about them. These children are so innocent and now we're giving them the best. They like what they see, and I like to help them.

The above interview is transcribed and edited from the following interview:

Support Provided By
Read More
Volunteers handle food donations in Tokyo, Japan

Pandemic Highlights Japan's Poverty and Food Insecurity

As job losses surge due to the pandemic, demand for food handouts has skyrocketed in Japan.
An education worker receives a vaccination at a mass vaccination site in a parking lot at Hollywood Park adjacent to SoFi stadium during the Covid-19 pandemic on March 1, 2021 in Inglewood, California.

COVID-19 Vaccine Effort Expands to Teachers, Other Workers

The pool of residents eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations vastly expanded in Los Angeles County today, with teachers and other essential workers added to the list of those who qualify for vaccines.
Students at Manchester Ave. Elementary School have virtual meet and greet with teacher

State Deal Encourages School Reopening by April; but Local Resistance Looms

Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders announced a multibillion-dollar deal today aimed at enticing schools to resume in-person instruction for young students by April 1, but it's unlikely L.A. Unified will meet that date.