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Partnership Events

The Partnership sponsors and participates in a host of events throughout the school year. See highlights below of our annual awards ceremony, leadership conferences, Parent College programs, training events, donor activities and more! Read More

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2019 UPawards!

On May 16, 2019 over 500 people joined us as we honored students, parents, teachers, school leaders, and community partners at our annual UPawards ceremony. This year’s theme was “It’s In Our Hands,” inspired by James Baldwin’s powerful words: “Everything now we must assume is in our hands; we have no right to assume otherwise.”...

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Boyle Heights, South LA, and Watts go to University Day 2019!

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, nearly 1,000 parents and children from our network of schools in Boyle Heights, South LA, and Watts joined us for our 9th Annual University Day hosted at Cal State University, Northridge. University Day is an event designed to immerse students and parents into the college experience. The day’s activities featured...

Equity and Justice: Closing Opportunity Gaps in LA Schools in 2019 and Beyond

Updated post (12/17/18): Find the recording of the panel here. LIVE streaming on Facebook Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/partnershipla. The panel discussion will focus on how our current political landscape will impact education equity in 2019 at the national, state and local levels. We will...

Restorative Communities – Third Biennial Convening

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, nearly 300 educators and community members joined us for the Partnership’s third Restorative Communities Biennial Convening, entitled Common Ground, at Jordan High School. Our day began with an energizing drumline performance by students from 99th Street Elementary School, which helped transition into our welcome opening session. Our opening session speakers...

Special Guests from LA Unified Attend Parent College in South LA

On Saturday, September 15, the Partnership hosted its Parent College program at Santee Education Complex for over 150 parents, students, partners, and school staff. We also had two special guests from LA Unified in attendance – Superintendent Austin Beutner and Board President Mónica García. Both guests delivered inspirational words stating that parent power make schools...

Summer Institute 2018

Equity and Access: College Going Culture For All Our annual Summer Institute hosted more than 200 attendees from our 18 Partnership schools, LA Unified, partners, funders, and elected officials for three days of learning at Santee Education Complex. The theme for this year’s Institute was “Equity and Access: College Going Culture For All” and featured...

Boyle Heights, South LA and Watts Families Enjoy University Day at CSULB!

On February 10th, approximately 1,000 K-12 parents, students and community members from Boyle Heights, South LA, and Watts attended University Day held at Cal State University, Long Beach. University Day is an event designed to immerse students and parents into college student life. This year, the day featured a variety of activities, including 13 speakers...

Believe With Me 2017 – 10th Anniversary Gala (Photos)

On October 25, 2017, the Partnership hosted the 10th Anniversary Believe With Me Gala, honoring Partnership co-founders Melanie and Richard Lundquist, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. At the event Partnership supporters came together to celebrate 10 years of empowering youth through education. If you are interested in learning more about the Gala or other...

Los Angeles Rams Day of Service at Figueroa Street Elementary

On June 16th, the Los Angeles Rams came together with the Partnership, LA Unified, and other partners from across the city for their annual Playground Build, revitalizing the entire play space at Figueroa Street Elementary. Check out video from the event here!    

2017 UPawards!

On Monday, May 15th, the Partnership family celebrated our annual UPawards at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes on Olvera Street. Nearly 400 parents, teachers, school leaders, partners, and other members of the Partnership community came together to celebrate continuous improvement and excellence in our schools! Congratulations to all our winners, including the Lundquist Courageous Teacher...