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Carver Middle School Principal Calls for More Equitable Funding in Schools

On March 19th, Principal Latasha Buck of George Washington Carver Middle School published her OpEd in the LA School Report to urge colleagues and LA Unified to more equitably distribute funding for high-need schools, especially elementary schools. On average, at Carver Middle School only 7% of incoming sixth grade students read at grade level. Many...

What We Can Learn from Different Giving Patterns

In a recent article published by Inside Philanthropy, the author, Caitlin Reilly, writes about different philanthropic patterns that we can learn from and how big financial gifts made to non-traditional institutions can have the most impact. In one of her sections she specifically mentions our co-founders, Melanie and Richard Lundquist, for their $85 million contribution...

Partnership Gets Double Feature in LA School Report

On February 21st, Mike Szymanski of the Los Angeles School Report wrote two features about the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. In one, Mike emphasizes the importance of having a well-rounded leader driving your organization and mission forward. In the other, Mike dives deeper by highlighting the Partnership’s model and the progress made over the...

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...

Inside Player: Behind a Unique Effort to Transform a Big Urban School District

Don’t miss Inside Philanthropy‘s feature on the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. Learn more about the Partnership’s operating model and why our co-founders, Melanie and Richard Lundquist, recommitted another decade of financial support to the Partnership.

L.A. Clippers Unveil Playground at 107th Street Elementary

On January 23, 2018, the L.A. Clippers Foundation along with Patrick Beverley and the Braun Family Foundation, unveiled a newly, refurbished playground at 107th Street Elementary School in Watts. Learn more about this partnership and unveiling here. Video by LA Sentinel.

PND: Lundquists Commit $35 Million for Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

In this article, Philanthropy News Digest highlighted the renewed financial commitment to the Partnership by Melanie and Richard Lundquist. Read more here.    

Nonprofit Quarterly: Los Angeles Philanthropists Invest in City’s Public Schools for the Long Haul

In January, Melanie and Richard Lundquist were featured in the Nonprofit Quarterly. Find out why they ‘…like to go where most people don’t…’ Read more here.

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...