July was a busy month! Partnering up with Cal State L.A., El Sereno Community Arts was able to launch a pilot program for our STEAM camp this year. With the assistance of our board member Phillip Thomas, who is a professor at Cal State L.A., we were able to bring local school children to the university campus to learn both art and computer programming. The kids were divided into two groups. Ages five to ten learned the Scratch program developed by MIT, while the eleven to fifteen year olds learned how to make an APP. Both groups were able to learn about different types of art and created manual and computer generated art pieces. This was a great beginning to a program we would like to expand into a full month of learning activities in 2017.