By Kyle Holland, LA’s Promise
Since 2007, Amgen has made a significant commitment to LA’s Promise schools in South Los Angeles. The partnership provides a first-rate education to students and creates an infrastructure that supports and breeds innovation.
Beyond money, Amgen has provided National Board Certification sponsorship of teachers across LA’s Promise schools. Amgen has also provided LA’s Promise students an opportunity to bring their science classes to life with the Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program.
Ms. WoonjooYang, a five-year Biology teacher at West Adams Preparatory High School who has successfully incorporated the Amgen Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Program into her classroom is convinced of the value of the partnership. “This year I’m using a lot of new strategies that are current in research that I might not have tried if I were not going through the National Board Certification process.”
Check out how and why she enjoys the opportunity to use research grade equipment to give her students a high quality lab experience.
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