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Armando Lopez

Educator Spotlight

Mrs. Susan Nolan

February 10, 2015

Focus on Students - Armando Lopez

When Armando Lopez, a senior at Jordan High School, recalls his foster parents, a smile slowly forms on his face. “Hilda and Rudy,” he says with a warm grin. For Armando, 17, foster care was a critical support in his life. 

Armando’s story isn’t unlike any number of LA youth dealt a difficult hand – he, his brother and his mother were homeless until he was about 13, moving from one hotel to another. His mom did what she could to pay for their rooms, sometimes resorting to theft, which eventually landed her in jail and forced Armando and his brother into foster care. 

February 10, 2015

Mendez Receives Communities in Schools Unsung Hero Award

Mendez High School, along with their community partners Promesa Boyle Heights and Communities in Schools Los Angeles, was awarded the Communities in Schools 2015 Unsung Hero Award along with nine other organizations.  

Communities In Schools (CIS) is a national organization, operating in more than 2,200 schools in the most challenged communities of 26 states and the District of Columbia offering services to ensure students have the tools they need to be successful in school and life. 

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February 10, 2015

Culture & Climate Corner: Illuminarte - Building Community Through Art

On Saturday, January 24th, dozens of students, families, and community partners with the Building Healthy Communities – Boyle Heights Health Happens in Schools Workgroup participated and facilitated at “Illuminarte,” an all-day community event at the General Hospital Wellness Center. 

Thanks to our funding for restorative justice from The California Endowment, we were able to participate in the planning and execution of the festivities. Several of our students from Roosevelt and Mendez created and led carnival-style learning games on the School Climate Bill of Rights (SCBOR) and Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). 

October 10, 2014

Show, Don’t Just Tell: Restorative Practices Learning Visits

We don’t just tell people about our work with restorative practices; we open our doors and invite them in. We welcome visitors to participate in circle, interview our students and staff, and engage in deep conversations about the lessons we’ve learned. On September 18th, Roosevelt, Gompers and Markham had visits from two school networks and several community partners eager to see our implementation of restorative practices in action.

September 09, 2014

School and Classroom Environments Shine with Collective Action

Something’s different this year. Walking down the halls of our schools, there’s something notably different about the school and classroom environments. It’s not just the summer deep cleaning or the freshly waxed floors (though they help); there’s something collective about our environment expectations that has shifted the way schools and classrooms look and feel across the Partnership network. 

August 21, 2014

Reflections From Partnership Summer Interns

This summer the Partnership once again welcomed several interns to work alongside our staff to learn more about our turnaround efforts. Interns came from all over the State including Berkeley, CA. Partnership summer interns participated in everything from family and community engagement to assisting the CEO and the executive team. We asked our interns to reflect on their time at the Partnership.

July 23, 2014

Culture and Climate Corner: Restorative Justice at Three Partnership Schools

With the generous support of The California Endowment and the technical assistance of the California Conference for Equality and Justice, Roosevelt High, Markham Middle and Gompers Middle Schools each received a Restorative Justice coordinator to develop and implement restorative practices this past school year.

December 16, 2013

Partnership Teachers Embark on Teaching Fellowship in the Middle East

A colleague once remarked to me that teaching is about enabling connections. We work to connect students to the content, to ourselves, or to their classroom peers in an effort to engage their minds in learning. As educators, we should similarly connect ourselves in as many ways as possible to those who can help us further refine our craft. One way of enabling this is by traveling abroad and fostering relationships with educators of different nationalities. Not only do we gain insight into how different cultures approach the central problems in education, but we see our own society's approach to education with fresh perspective. Such a trip is invigorating both on personal and professional levels.

November 05, 2012

Like Everything About LA, Being Education Mayor Is Different

It's been almost eight years since Antonio Villaraigosa moved into LA City Hall and announced fixing the public schools would be a hallmark of his administration -- even though he had no formal control over the school district. Cynics scoffed and advisors cautioned, but the new mayor was on a mission and the behemoth Los Angeles Unified School District, or LAUSD, would never be the same.

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Parent College- South LA
Santee Education Complex, 1921 Maple Ave., Los Angeles, California 90011
Saturday, Mar 07 09:00AM

Come learn more about how you can increase your influence and power and how to understand your child's academic success.

Childcare, breakfast, lunch, and transportation provided!

For more information, contact Erica Valencia-Adachi:

Erica.Valencia@PartnershipLA.org 

(213) 201-2000 ext. 246

Parent College- Watts
Markham Middle School, 1650 E 104th St., Los Angeles, CA 90002
Saturday, Mar 14 09:00AM

Come learn more about how you can increase your influence and power and how to understand your child's academic success.

Childcare, breakfast, lunch, and transportation provided!

For more information, contact Erica Valencia-Adachi:

Erica.Valencia@PartnershipLA.org 

(213) 201-2000 ext. 246

Parent College- Boyle Heights
Roosevelt High School, 456 S Mathews St., Los Angeles, CA 90023
Saturday, Mar 21 09:00AM

Come learn more about how you can increase your influence and power and how to understand your child's academic success.

Childcare, breakfast, lunch, and transportation provided!

For more information, contact Erica Valencia-Adachi:

Erica.Valencia@PartnershipLA.org 

(213) 201-2000 ext. 246

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