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LA Unified Board of Education Recognizes Melanie and Richard Lundquist

Our co-founders Melanie and Richard Lundquist received special commendation on February 14th from the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Board of Education for their contributions to District schools and students. We are eternally grateful to the Lundquists for their generosity and commitment to our schools! See video here.

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...

Lundquists Announce Renewed Financial Commitment

On Thursday, January 18, 2018, Melanie and Richard Lundquist publicly announced their renewed financial contribution of $35 million toward another decade of school transformation by the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (Partnership). This brings their contribution total to $85 million — the second largest personal contribution to public schools in a single school district. Also...

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...

Wasserman Foundation Hosts 7th Annual Serve Day at Markham Middle School (Video)

On October 19, 2017, the Wasserman Foundation hosted the 7th annual Wasserman Serve Day at Markham Middle School. This was the biggest Wasserman Serve Day to date with projects happening in 11 cities across the globe, including Los Angeles, Carlsbad, Miami, New York, Portland, Raleigh, San Antonio, Dubai, London, the Netherlands and Toronto.

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...

Donor and Partner Convening

The Partnership held its 6th annual Donor and Partner Convening on March 23, 2017, at Jordan High School in Watts. The event was a great way to update the broader Partnership family on the progress at our schools, and bring our network together to share insights and next steps. This year, we were happy to...

By LJ Carusone, Director of Development

Restorative Communities Convening

On March 4, 2017, the Partnership and the Dignity in Schools Campaign hosted our second community convening on school culture at Santee High School. The day was focused on circles and conversations on building restorative communities at our schools in our districts and with our families, and featured 200 students, parents, educators, district administrators, and...

By Tanya Franklin, Director of School Culture and Restorative Communities

University Day 2017

On February 18, 2017, hundreds of parents and families from 27 Los Angeles schools came together for the Partnership’s annual University Day at Occidental College! University Day is a part of the Partnership’s larger Parent College programming, and includes participation in a Campus Tour, Admissions Workshop & Student Life Panel, as well as included transportation,...

By Diana Wiley, Manager of Family Engagement Programs