The majority of children assisted by After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles are from low-income families that often cannot afford to purchase the school supplies necessary to keep kids confident and well-equipped. To help students succeed academically, ASAS-LA distributes academic kits filled with donated supplies to students in need. Each kit contains essential tools such as a backpack, notebook, folders, writing utensils, and a pencil box, helping students to stay organized and focused in school.
Step 1. Purchase your Groupon using the buy button on this page.Step 2. Locate your redemption code, which differs from the Groupon number and can be found in the center of the voucher. The voucher is viewable in the mobile app or by going to My Groupons and clicking the print link.Step 3. Visit the site that corresponds with the product printed on your Groupon:Step 4. Select the size that corresponds with the product printed on your Groupon, select "Add to Cart," and enter the redemption code located in the center of your Groupon into the "Coupon Code" field before proceeding to checkout.Step 5. Enjoy!
Xai Verandah Lounge infuses palates with Mediterranean flavors and soothes minds with aromatic tea by pouring cups steeped with loose-leaf, organic, and fair-trade blends. Chatting groups settle into cushioned white chairs, spreading brunch menus across sleek ebony tabletops to mull over Xai's fried-egg bagel sandwich, stacked with spicy greenery and Boursin cheese, or to visualize crawling beneath a cozy blanket made of fluffy smoked-salmon omelets. A traditional Lebanese mezze plate strains beneath a heavy cornucopia of eggs, fresh-cut cooling vegetables, feta cheese, zahtar, and other favorites alongside warm pita bread. Parties of four or six can break flatbread, savoring styles from the sumac-spiced zahtar to the lahm bi ajeen strewn with generous helpings of seasoned beef and lamb. Dining clusters savor their fare beneath the ivory-toned curtains and diffuse warm light of Xai's interior or inhale the breeze and argue with the sky around cobalt tables and tumbling curtains of ivy on a shaded brick veranda.
Since 1995, Bang Comedy Institute and Theater has trained performers in the art of the extemporaneous. In the process, it's built up a history of boosting the careers of comedic actors such as Jane Lynch, Jeff Garlin, Janeane Garofalo, and Fred Willard and the personal joke writers of several heads of state. Hailing from backgrounds in film acting and writing for shows including MADtv, the faculty turn students into confident stage performers in classes that sharpen skills in character development, long-form scene structure, and physical awareness. Many students go on to star in shows on the company's stage.
TRAIN West Hollywood offers group cycling classes seven days a week and provides top-notch equipment. Specialty classes such as Just Dude It! fuel students' calves and craniums with rock ‘n’ roll beats, and the late-night danceCYCLE class culls the club spirit from within, releasing it to the atmosphere to bond with ambient sweat beads. Group cycling classes are scheduled daily throughout the day; a complete schedule is available here.
When learning a foreign language, spoken conversation is one of the most important skills—and one of the most difficult to master. That’s why Rocket Languages’ online courses focus on listening comprehension and pronunciation, rather than dry written work, using techniques that let students learn a new tongue in as little as half the time of traditional teaching methods. Students of any experience level can practice chit-chatting in 11 available languages, including Hindi, Mandarin, Spanish, and Italian, or engage with English-as-a-second-language courses designed for native Spanish or Japanese speakers. With lifetime access to their chosen courses, participants have unlimited chances to practice more than 30 interactive audio activities per level, and time to take in enrichment lessons on cultural topics, such as how to cook a country’s cuisine or identify its soil by mouthfeel. Though the lessons are administered online, they don’t lack a human element: a native speaker hosts each course, bilingually guiding students through the material.
Rocket Languages had been positively reviewed by The New York Times even before a major 2012 upgrade that introduced games and apps that are compatible with iPhones, iPads, and Android tablets and smartphones. Since then, these interactive improvements have garnered an Editors' Choice award from PCMag and a BESSIE Award for Best Foreign Language software. Popular features include Rocket Record, where users can record their pronunciation of phrases and compare them to recordings of their tutor saying the same phrase, and a progress tracker where students can compare their progress to other students in the same level.