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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...

Melanie Lundquist and Lundquist Fellow Featured in L.A. Times

“Everybody, I think, has a sense of urgency about our problems and what can and can’t be done about them,” said Melanie Lundquist, co-founder of the Partnership. Read more of Steve Lopez’s interview with Melanie Lundquist and Lundquist Fellow and Santee senior, Jaden Pitts, here. Read it in Spanish, courtesy of Hoy — “Invirtieron $50 millones en...

Partnership Co-founder Melanie Lundquist Joins Milken Institute California Summit Panel (Video)

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools co-founder and board member Melanie Lundquist spoke on a panel at the Milken Institute California Summit on November 8, 2017. The panel, “Investing in California’s Future,” included Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Steve Westly of the The Westly Group and Dominic Ng, Chairman and CEO of East West Bank. Below,...

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.

107th Street Elementary Joins the Partnership: A Case Study

In July 2015, LA Unified invited the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools to manage 107th Street. With only a month to plan before the start of school, the Partnership rapidly assessed the needs of the school, hired a new principal and began supporting 107th Street with its capacity-building and advocacy model. This report details the...

Jordan HS Principal Carlos Montes Writes LA School Report Op-Ed

On October 25th, LA School Report published an opinion piece by Jordan High School Principal Carlos A. Montes, entitled, “School safety means physical, intellectual and emotional safety – How Jordan High School in Watts is transforming school culture,” available here.

The Partnership Receives LA School Board’s “Partner of the Month” Award

On October 17, Board President Monica Garcia honored the Partnership as Board District 2’s “Partner of the Month” at the LAUSD School Board Committee of the Whole.

Unanimously approved! LA Unified Board of Education extends the Partnership’s MOU agreement to 2023

On October 10, 2017, the LA Unified Board unanimously voted 7-0 to renew the Partnership’s master Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for five additional years. The new MOU sets out our agreement with the District to manage and support schools with some flexibilities and autonomy so that we can collectively improve outcomes for our students. The...