COMPTON, Calif., Sept. 12, 2011 -- More than 50 volunteers from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) chose to observe the 10 th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with community service.
The Northrop Grumman employees joined hundreds of L.A. Works volunteers on Sept. 11 in helping to refurbish Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum (TAM) in Compton. The volunteers began transforming an old airplane hangar into what TAM leadership envisions will be a great hall, interactive museum and classroom space for after-school tutoring and mentoring programs.
The hangar has been home to grounded aircraft, helicopter parts and World War II memorabilia donated by the Tuskegee Airmen. Volunteers painted a quarter-mile-long mural to add color and life to the space, built museum fixtures and models with a special 9/11 exhibit, refurbished vintage airplanes and organized the donated memorabilia. Finally, they created classroom space and an interactive workspace for robotics and mechanic clubs from local Compton schools.
The hangar currently houses TAM's Aero Squad After School and Summer Learning Program, which offers local children a structured environment to learn about math and science and earn credits to learn how to fly.
Founded in 1997, Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum encourages youth involvement in aviation as an alternative to drugs, gang violence and other self-destructive activities. The program offers elementary, middle and high school students the opportunity to work one-on-one with qualified tutors, mentors and aviation staff five days per week. Northrop Grumman is an official TAM sponsor.
L.A. Works is celebrating its 20 th year of community service and action, and has mobilized Southern Californians to provide more than 1 million hours of service throughout Los Angeles.
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