Director's Message

Director's Message & Special Notice

The Fall 2019 session of Excell was cancelled due to construction work being done on facilities at Cal State Dominguez. The Spring 2020 session as well as the Fall 2020 session was cancelled due to the Covid-19 Virus.  We still hope to resume the program as soon as it is safe. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Excell Program Director’s Message

The Excell Program was started in 1988 to offer grade level students help with Math and Science studies. The idea was to connect students with professionals who had mastered those subjects sufficiently to make successful careers in what were later identified as STEM fields. The creators of the program considered the Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers uniquely capable of providing that connection in the Black Community.

The volunteer STEM professionals are the heart and soul of the program. Engineers from multiple disciplines (like Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical and Aerospace); Biologists; Chemists; Chiropractors; Environmentalists; IT Professional; Medical Doctors; and others (including some parents) volunteer. They gather twice a year to conduct the 10 to 12-week tutoring / exposure / nurturing sessions. Volunteers, including a core group of about 20 who have given time and efforts consistently for decades, deserve most of the gratitude for the success of the program.

California State University, Dominguez Hills supported the program for 30 years by providing facilities used for the Saturday morning classes. The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the City of Los Angeles, and the County of Los Angeles have provided valuable, well appreciated support.

Sincere thanks to all volunteers, supporters, and participating parents.