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October 20, 2014

Lundquist Fellows: Where Are They Now?

Four years ago, Partnership co-founders Richard and Melanie Lundquist  established the Lundquist Fellows program to help develop young leaders in Partnership middle and high schools. As a Lundquist Fellow, students get the opportunity to participate in various Partnership events, a recognition ceremony and career shadowing opportunities, in addition to receiving a $500 scholarship.

In the first Lundquist Fellow cohort during the 2010-11 school year was a driven, trueborn leader: Abi Zambrana. We caught up with Abi to find out how college life is treating her and what she learned as a Lundquist Fellow.

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October 10, 2014

Families Show Up In Record Numbers for Parent College

On a sunny Saturday morning, a line of parents snaked down the quad at Santee Education Complex as droves of parents waited patiently to enroll in the fifth year of Parent College.

The first Parent College launch of the 2014-15 school year in South L.A. was one of the most successful launches to date with over 300 attendees! As music from the Santee drum line filled the air, principals and instructional specialists from all south side Partnership schools greeted parents and prepared for a day of learning alongside their families.

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September 11, 2014

Apply to Be a Lundquist Fellow

The Richard and Melanie Lundquist Fellows Program started in 2010 to help identify young leaders in the Partnership’s middle and high schools. The program seeks to reward students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to their schools, education and communities with an academic scholarship and opportunities for professional growth. 

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September 09, 2014

Parent College Expands, Set to Reach Half of Partnership Families This Year

Parent College is set to launch next month with a new home in Boyle Heights and an ambitious plan to reach up to half of all Partnership families by the end of the school year. 

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September 09, 2014

City and School Officials Visit Partnership Schools on Opening Day

Dolores Huerta Elementary School and Jordan High School received an additional boost of support when city and school leaders visited those campuses to celebrate the new school year.

Superintendent John Deasy and School Board Member Monica Garcia started off their day by visiting Principal Suzie Gutierrez at Huerta Elementary. During the visit Principal Gutierrez emphasized the school’s focus on teacher collaboration and their thriving community of learners.  The group also got an update on the success of the Partnership's teacher leader programs and toured the parent center where they learned about the school’s highly engaged parent community.

At Jordan, Principal Carlos Montes gave Dr. John Deasy a tour of the ongoing redevelopment construction and updated him on the construction progress. Later in the day Councilman Joe Buscaino, joined by Mark Hovatter, Head of the LAUSD Facilities Division and members of School Board President Vladovic's staff, also toured several newly built classrooms and even climbed to the rooftop of a newly erected building. 

It was a great way to kick-off to the new school year with the support of both the city and the school district!

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July 24, 2014

Partnership For LA Schools Adds Four New Members To Board Of Directors

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools today announced the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors. New members to the Partnership Board are Maria Casillas, who retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in 2013 and returned for a short term last Spring as the Interim Deputy Superintendent of Instruction; Peter Sanders, Public Information Director for the Los Angeles Fire Department; Traci Taylor, 99th St. Elementary teacher and Joy Lee, Roosevelt High School math teacher.

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July 23, 2014

DIRECTV Fosters Learning with Math Challenge

Now in its second year, the DIRECTV Math Challenge fosters a love of math in elementary and middle school students through a variety of incentives, including field trips, backpacks, pizza parties and more.  

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July 23, 2014

Community Unites to Makeover Markham Middle School

Nearly 100 volunteers from Creative Artists Agency and the Watts community came together at the Markham Middle School campus last month to makeover the campus. Students, staff, volunteers and community members revamped the campus, covering the school in a lively color scheme, creating inspirational murals across the campus and improving landscaping. Volunteers enjoyed lunch provided by a fleet of food trucks while families enjoyed various kid's activities, including a party jumper.  

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July 23, 2014

New Boards to Advise the Partnership

As we strengthen and grow our model, fostering involvement from our network is crucial to the Partnership's future and longevity. Toward that end, three advisory boards are being developed to ensure we have strong stakeholder voice to drive a broader dialogue on the direction of the Partnership.

 
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July 23, 2014

Teachers, Students and Parents Display Their Talents and Share Their Stories at 2nd Annual "Believe With Me" Gala

Nearly 500 supporters, students and teachers joined us for the Partnership's second annual Believe With Me Gala in downtown LA, to witness the amazing work and talents of Partnership students and teachers.

 
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