A private medical college located in Willowbrook, California, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science was established in 1966 as a result of riots to train minority doctors who could treat the poor in the South Los Angeles area. The school is named after Dr. Charles R Drew, a doctor who revolutionised blood banking during the WWII. It is a Historically Black College and University, as well as a Minority Serving Institution, and is often called King-Drew University, in reference to its former association with the Martin Luther King Jr./Charles R. Drew Medical Center. King-Drew offers certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of medicine, science & health, and nursing. It also has joint and dual degree programs along with the UCLA School of Medicine. Student activities on campus include free yoga classes and Saturday Science Activity, where students facilitate interesting science experiments for elementary school children. The Brookings Institution, in a recent new ranking of schools, ranked CDU as providing the greatest value-added boost to their alumni. While CDU might be a small university, its academically robust medical programs, heavy investment in research, and serving of the disadvantaged makes it stand out from the crowd.