What is the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools?
The Partnership began in 2007 as a joint initiative of the city and the school district to improve the city’s lowest performing schools, and is today an independent, non-profit managing 22 public schools in the city of Los Angeles with nearly 16,500 students and 1,500 staff. We are seven schools in Watts, three in south Los Angeles, and twelve in East Los Angeles.
We also are thirty education and business professionals in offices at Wilshire Blvd. and Union Ave. in the Pico-Union neighborhood of LA. Staff biographies are available here.
The Partnership is not a charter operator. The Partnership works within existing attendance boundaries and labor agreements to bring best practices, new resources and advocacy to its schools.
Why the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools?
in 2008, Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa and his office joined with the Los Angeles Unified School District to create a way to bring improvement and resources to our most troubled schools, while at the same time quickly incubating changes that can be rapidly deployed district-wide. The result of this collaboration is the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.
Working independently, yet within the city and district, allows the Partnership to implement needed change without the dislocation and time required by other methods of school improvement. Moreover, this structure - governed by a Memorandum of Understanding - gives the Partnership unique abilities to leverage district and city resources on behalf of our schools, ranging from building maintenance to social services.
What does the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools bring to its schools?
The Partnership works collaboratively with our school communities to create a safe, nurturing, yet disciplined learning environment tailored to the specific needs of a particular school. Our approach is to actively listen to parents, teachers, administrators and staff as we shape known best practices and needed change to the situation at hand. For more information of our educational approach, please go here.
How can I learn more?
More information can be found throughout the website. For additional information please contact:
Patrick Sinclair, Senior Director of Communications & External Affairs
How can I be involved?
You can find ways to get involved by clicking here and filling out the form.