WHO WE ARE
We support educators committed to owning their learning and improvement. Through our powerful pathway programs and services, we implement continuous improvement processes and practices to create an equitable classroom experience.
Our mission is to build the capacity of educators in order to create and sustain powerful public schools that prepare every student for college, career, and life.
Founded by Dr. Karen Hunter Quartz, Cris Gutierrez and sponsored by UCLA Center X to create small, personalized schools in Los Angeles
Center receives nonprofit status. Jeanne Fauci becomes Founding Executive Director.
Helped launch the first 10 Pilot Schools (small, autonomous district schools) in LAUSD
Funded by James Irvine Foundation to be first So Cal provider of coaching and technical assistance for Multiple Pathways initiative (later to become Linked Learning)
Became the first regional Linked Learning Center
Launched LA Regional Coalition for Linked Learning
Pandemic- Center pivots to continue providing programs, coaching, and professional development virtually. First online Prep 4 Success takes place Summer of 2020.
Jeanne Fauci retires,
Dr. Alicia Montgomery becomes Executive Director
Gates grant allows us to focus on data and measurement for Continuous Improvement work
Acquires SpeakUp organization, enabling the Center to expand services to families and communities.
Our organization has a long history of working with educators across the greater Los Angeles area. Together, we’ve partnered with many schools and school districts to cultivate a community of innovative educators focused on equity.