The Wende Museum’s Glorya Kaufman Creative Community Center in Culver City, Calif., held a topping off ceremony on Aug. 5. Designed by AUX Architecture and being built by Shawmut, the center features a versatile 7,000-sq-ft multipurpose area designed for cultural events, education and social services. It has a live performance theater, demonstration garden and art spaces. Generously supported by the Glorya Kaufman Foundation, the center will offer free community programs in alignment with the philanthropic efforts that have revitalized communities across Southern California. The center is scheduled to open in early 2024.

lined up for success

Photo by Teresa Scribner, Seattle Public Schools

Skanska teamed up with the Office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA) at Seattle Public Schools for a free community event designed to get students ready to go back to school. The Lined Up for Success program took place on Aug. 31 at Judkins Park in Seattle with approximately 90 students taking part. The event, which focused on a positive outlook and great vibes heading into the school year, included free school supplies, free haircuts, free food, professional networking, raffle prizes, flag football and other games. AAMA is aimed at cultivating cultural and academic strengths of African American male students while simultaneously addressing their needs.