Councilman Al Austin invited the Esquires to his campaign office to discuss the importance of community advocacy and being an active participant in the political process in order to effect positive change.
The Alpha Esquires went beyond STEM to the world of STEAMD++ through local workshops and presentations at the Ontario International Airport. Business leaders from various companies and organizations shared the lucrative opportunities in the aviation and space fields.
The Esquires partnered with Corba Youth Adventures to tackle the trails of Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas.
The trails provided a challenge and a historic television shoot location (M.A.S.H) provided a much needed rest spot.
Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are “locked” in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues and escape the room within a set time limit.
The Esquires had to race the clock to escape the Magic Kingdom, Lunar Mission, Secret Mission, and Sky Odyssey.
For the third year in a row the LA Auto Show donated tickets for the Esquires to attend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Esquires were able to enjoy a day at one of the world’s largest auto shows with over 1,000 vehicles on display.
On January 11, 2020 from 10am-12 Noon, at View Park Preparatory Middle Scho0l (5311 Crenshaw Blvd, LA), the Los Angeles Police Department’s Black Police Officers Association, The Oscar Joel Bryant Foundation (OJB), will facilitate a Know Your Rights workshop for the Alpha Esquires. This will be an informative workshop that you will not want to miss
- The Alpha Esquires Pancake Breakfast was a HUGE success! The doors to the Los Angeles Alpha House opened at 8 AM and guest continuously flowed through the doors until noon. The Alpha Esquires served 300 plus breakfast! We want to thank everyone who came out to support! 100% of the proceeds go toward Alpha Esquires education enhancement and mentoring activities! We hope to see you all next year!
- The Alpha Esquires are hosting their 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Los Angeles Alpha House (3712 W. 54th St.) from 8 A.M. – 12 Noon. A $10.00 minimum donation is requested for each breakfast. 100% of the proceeds go toward funding Alpha Esquires mentoring and education enhancement activities. If you cannot attend the breakfast but would like to contribute, donations are can be made by clicking the donation button on the bottom of the page. We look forward to seeing you all on October 19th!
On September 24th, the Alpha Esquires (AE) Intro to Technology Day proved to be a grand success. Technology entrepreneur and AE board member Mrs Tina Fitch, technology guru Tommy Hanks, and Apple software engineer Christopher Ketant, facilitated a workshop the Esquires will not forget. The afternoon began with Mrs Fitch providing information on the absence of African Americans in the technology industry, although their are numerous well paying jobs available. Mr Ketant followed with a story on how he became involved in technology and the numerous road blocks and hurdles he had to overcome to achieve the status he has today. He encouraged the Esquires by telling them they can become whatever they want and to use him as motivation. Lastly, Mr Hanks treated the Esquires to a hands on workshop on code writing. Esquires were allowed to execute a few simple code writing sequences and view how those codes translate into video games they play on a daily basis. The day concluded with 14 Esquires signing up to participate in Mr Hanks’ FREE code writing class. Through Mr Hanks’ non-profit, iFoundry, Esquires will be provided all of the literature and equipment necessary to complete the course…… FREE OF CHARGE!!!! What a day for the Alpha Esquires!
On November 5, 2016, the Alpha Esquires will facilitate a Community Leadership Forum at Crenshaw High School. The symposium will feature with a panel discussion surrounding relationships with law enforcement. The panel is comprised of Judges, lawyers, District Attorneys, and police officers from various agencies.
The Community Leadership Symposium was a grand success. In excess of 100 youth and members of the community members participated in an open discussion with:
The Honorable Allen Webster – LA County Superior Court Judge
Michelle Humphrey, Esq – LA County District Attorney’s Office
Nushaun Neal, Esq – Civil Litigation
Sergeant Aleta Iraldo – Los Angeles Airport Police
Sergeant Dominic Iraldo – Whittier Police Department
Sergeant Arthur Thomas – LA County Sheriff’s Department
Sergeant/Detective Taaj Muhammad -LAPD
Police Officer Deon Joseph – LAPD
Detective Dion Ingram – LA County Sheriff’s Department
Pastor Takim Brown – Faith Inspirational Missionary Baptist Church
The Symposium was moderated by actor/activist, Mr Joseph C. Phillips.
The afternoon was dynamic! The youth were not afraid to ask tough questions, and the panelist were not shy! This event was driven by truth as opposed to political correctness. The panelist were adamant about providing the community with information on how to survive encounters with the police and what to do if civil rights violations occur. The event left the community requesting a follow up symposium! Stay tuned! Our work is not done!