Educational Institutions

LA's Promise

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • www.laspromise.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to graduate every student attending an LA's Promise neighborhood school college and career ready. Through a robust school turnaround model, LA’s Promise partners with a cadre of schools committed to ensuring that students growing up in poverty receive an excellent education.

Main Programs

  1. College-Ready, Neighborhood Schools
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Through an innovative performance based contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District, LA’s Promise transforms historically underperforming schools into beacons of high quality education and community hubs for struggling families. Comprised of John Muir Middle School, Manual Arts Senior High School, and West Adams Preparatory High School, the 8.2 square mile enrollment zone that represents the LA’s Promise Neighborhood is located deep in the heart of South Los Angeles and serves more than 5,000 students.

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Veronica Melvin

Keywords

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School Management Organization

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EIN

20-4562686

 Number

2952097656

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

Urban, Community (S31)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

College-Ready, Neighborhood Schools

One of the most impacted communities in South Los Angeles is undergoing transformation, anchored by MLA Partner Schools(http://www.mlapartnerschools.org/) ,
a nonprofit with a deep connection to the children, families and
history of this community. MLA and its partners turn public schools
into community beacons, offering a college-ready education, wraparound
services and the support needed to ensure that every neighborhood child
leads a healthy, successful life.
 
MLA's primary goals are to
significantly increase retention, college-readiness, and college
matriculation for the children of LA's Promise Neighborhood. To achieve
these goals, MLA places emphasis on meeting each student's social,
physical and emotional needs as well as academic needs. Schools in the
MLA family serve as the hub of wraparound services to support the whole
child and family. Over 50 specially screened partners providing over
200 services work together to address the comprehensive needs of the
school community. A "universal referral system" ensures that community
members of LA's Promise Neighborhood easily connect to MLA's service
providers. Of particular importance are community health clinics that
will operate at each flagship high school. These clinics will provide
basic services (such as eye and dental care) to every child enrolled at
MLA schools.

Category

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Through an innovative performance based contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District, LA’s Promise transforms historically underperforming schools into beacons of high quality education and community hubs for struggling families. Comprised of John Muir Middle School, Manual Arts Senior High School, and West Adams Preparatory High School, the 8.2 square mile enrollment zone that represents the LA’s Promise Neighborhood is located deep in the heart of South Los Angeles and serves more than 5,000 students.

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MLA PARTNER SCHOOLS
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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LA's Promise

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Veronica Melvin

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Stephen Prough

Salem Partners

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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