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David Carr is the principal of LA Promise Charter Middle School #1, which opened last year in South LA. The school offers project-based learning, one-to-one technology, free after school, and much more. It’s all part of the LA Promise Fund’s goal to bring essential resources to underserved......

This past Saturday, 500 girls gathered together at our own West Adams Preparatory High for the second annual Girls Build LA Expo, the culmination of Girls Build LA — a year-long effort to identify and then address a challenge in their community or school. The......

On April 5th, hundreds of educators from schools across LA County gathered together at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes to kick off the educational program supporting the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. PST: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and......

Recently, LA Promise Fund staff members joined LA Promise Charter Middle School students and teachers to beautify the Western Avenue campus. Together, they painted a mural of the earth, out of the students’ handprints. It serves as a reflection of how well we all come together when guided by a......

Jorge Campos has spent the last four years at Manual Arts. In the fall, he’ll travel almost 3,000 miles to move to his new home, Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he’ll spend the next four years at Harvard University. During his time at Manual, Jorge has built......

By Fifi Buchanan “Wow, a female engineer! That is impressive.” I hear this often, but I look forward to a day when it isn’t impressive. What I mean is, I look forward to a day when a woman being in a STEM field is no......

Are you an educator with an interest in the arts? Would you like to learn how to incorporate the arts into your curriculum? Join us 4/5  at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes from 4:30-7:30pm for the #PST:LA/LA Teacher Launch, part of the Getty’s Pacific......

What an amazing day. By 8:30 am, thousands of girls were streaming through the USC Galen Center’s gates. The auditorium filled up, and then the magic began. As part of our Girls Build LA program, experts in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) joined the......

West Adams is home to 1,500 high school students – young, vibrant kids who study subjects from calculus to American history, practice cheer after school, and play football on the giant field just north of the 10 Highway. One of these students is Melissa, a senior.......

We have launched Girls Build LA – Year 2. Stay tuned for updates! Nadia was one of the young women to win last year’s Girls Build LA Challenge. She and her team from STEAM Legacy High School modified a stationary bicycle to power a generator. The......

This summer, The Intern Project (TIP) connected 52 high school students from public schools across LA County to paid internships at prestigious firms like SpaceX, Participant Media, and Fullscreen. The Intern Project’s mission is to level the playing field for students in Los Angeles. TIP......

Each of the three summer interns (Stephannie, Ian, and Pedro) featured in The Intern Project series has a unique and inspiring story. These kids are demonstrating the best kind of grit – finding resources that will propel them forward academically and professionally. In this installment......

This summer, 52 lucky and very dedicated LA County high school students are embarking on journeys they might never have taken without The Intern Project. What is The Intern Project? It’s a program run by the LA Promise Fund, designed to give young, curious, dedicated......

By Ryan Scott, CEO of Causecast As seen in Forbes… Summer is the high season for interns, so corporate environments everywhere often look a little younger. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), estimates of the total number of interns range from......

By Shepard Fairey I was honored and proud to be a part of the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education’s #ArtsMatter public art project last July to inspire creative thinking and learning.  Considering my belief that the arts are a crucial part of education, it......

By Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas When former Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest) visited a local high school in my district, he brought more than 900 students to their feet, cheering and clapping at the sight of him. They were thrilled......

I want to talk about a couple of kids you may know. One is a third-grader, and he’s not the easiest student in the classroom. He misses school more than he should, and when he’s there, he’s quick to overreact to things other kids say......