AD64 Budget Wins 2021

Asm. Gipson Brings Home $2.238 billion for AD 64

  • $3 million for Carriage Crest Park in the City of Carson for improvements on existing facilities and renovations of the recreational building.
  • $10 million for Center Avenue in the City of Compton to help improve stormwater management, increase recreational opportunities, and expand green space along Compton Creek.
  • $10 million for Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital to support critical treatment services focused on the aftermath of COVID-19, an increase in behavioral health counselors, and overall workforce development.
  • $15 million for the Student Success Coach Grant Program to support AmeriCorps partners, like City Year LA, in addressing the social-emotional and academic needs of low-income students. (AB 235 - Student Success Coaches)
  • $50 million for Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for infrastructure development.
  • $300 million commitment by the Governor to dedicate ongoing funding for public health, including Health Equity, beginning in 2022-2023. (AB 1038 - Health Equity Fund)
  • $350 million for the Teacher Residency Grant Program to recruit and retain new teachers, and to increase diversity in the workforce. (AB 520 - Diversifying the Teacher Workforce)
  • $1.5 billion for the new Educator Effectiveness Block Grant Program to support teacher and staff professional development, offering structured feedback and coaching systems around social-emotional learning, promoting teacher social awareness, and to create diverse learning environments. (AB 520 - Diversifying the Teacher Workforce)

Free Carson conference for at-risk youth open for registration

An excerpt from The Daily Breeze

Rapper Jay Rock, a former gang member turned Grammy-winning musician, will be the keynote speaker for Saving Our Sons, a one-day event Saturday, Aug. 3, for at-risk youth at Carson’s Cal State Dominguez Hills.

The event’s official description says the conference will examine “active solutions to assist our boys of color.”

CDU Receives $7.5 Million Appropriation From California Legislature

A road trip to Sacramento and testimony before the Senate Budget Committee on May 9, 2019, by CDU leadership and seven students and alums produced a $7.5 million one-time appropriation for the University. Of the allocation, $5 million is earmarked for enrollment growth and student support services and $2.5 million for academic facilities upgrades.

Assemblymember Mike Gipson Offers New Hope for Sickle Cell Disease in California – A Patient’s Story

An excerpt from the LA Sentinel

At two years of age, my mother was worried because I cried almost constantly.  She noticed that my finger looked broken, which we would soon discover was a result of bone deterioration.  What she was about to discover after rushing me to the hospital shocked her.  She was told her two year old boy was suffering from Sickle Cell Disease.  It was 1988 and newborn screening only started in California in 1990.

State Budget for 2019-2020 Passes the Legislature

SACRAMENTO, Calif --- Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, Democratic Caucus Chair, released the following statement regarding the passage of Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019-2020 State Budget: