The Latin American Professional Women's Assn. is offering classes for parents to learn how to help their children with homework.
The organization received a $1,500 grant from the Annenberg Math and Science Project and the ARCO Foundation to buy books and materials, and to send parents to museums and other sites.
The program will involve training designed to increase the parents' awareness of math and science so they can motivate and help their children in these subjects, said Linda Quarry, the group's publicity chairwoman.
"The major problem is children have no one to help with their homework at home," Quarry said. "If they don't have anyone to help, it doesn't get done."
The 10 a.m. classes, which started Saturday, will continue for six weeks. Parents who missed the first class may sign up for the remainder.
The sessions are at the Latin American Professional Women's Assn. home office, 3514 N. Broadway, and are taught by board members.
Information: (818) 576-2743.