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Glendale Community College Planetarium Receives Wells Fargo Grant

Glendale Unified School District kids will benefit from the grant, which brings about 4,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade to GCC's planetarium and science center.

Los Angeles-area kids, including Glendale Unified School District students, will have a chance to explore outerspace. 

Wells Fargo gave the Glendale Community College Planetarium a $20,000 grant for the Science Center Outreach Program that brings about 4,000 kindergarten through 12th grade students to GCC each year. 

Verdugo Woodlands resident and Glendale College Foundation Liz Chai-Chang helped secure the grant, which makes all visits free to the K-12
schools. 

Chai-Chang is Senior Loan Team Manager for California Private Banking at Wells Fargo and is an advocate for high quality local education and for education as a critical pathway to success for recent immigrants, according to a news release from GCC. 

This is the second year Wells Fargo has provided financial support to the program. More than 50 percent of the student visitors are from lower income families and school districts that are in critical need of science resources. The planetarium presentation draws a large number of 3rd and 5th grade classes since the California science standards prescribed the study of the solar system at those grade levels. 

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