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Russell Westbrook Why Not? Academy

Our schools are supporting students and families in South Los Angeles.

Russell Westbrook Why Not? Middle School

Russell Westbrook Why Not? High School


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  • The Intern Project (TIP) hosted the first-ever “Be A Host” event, where current TIP employers and former TIP interns shared their experiences with a group of potential new business partners. Started in 2014, this year marks the 8th summer placing Los Angeles-based high school students......

  • Russell Westbrook along with his wife, Nina, and longtime business partner, Donnell Beverly has partnered with LA Promise Fund to launch the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Middle and High Schools, known collectively as Russell Westbrook Why Not? Academy with the goal of ensuring students in......

  • In celebration of Black History Month, LA Promise Fund’s Career Pathway Connections teamed up again with our industry partners at Disney to host a virtual screening and conversation with the stars and executive producers of ABC’s mixed-ish: Tika Sumpter (“Alicia Johnson”), Arica Himmel (“Rainbow Johnson”),......

  • For many of us, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the “unofficial” start to the holiday season. This year, it’s imperative #GivingTuesday be the official start of the giving season. Donate Today Today, you can help to ensure that learning does not stop for our......


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