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Powerful Results

We build the capacity of educators to prepare students for the demands of work and life in the 21st century. Since its inception, 4,800 students participated in Prep 4 Success, getting a head start on high school achievement.

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83.7% OF STUDENTS GRADUATED

83.7% of students from LAUSD Linked Learning High Schools graduated in four years, up 4% over other schools, an improvement of nearly 4% over non-linked learning high schools.

 

Our Impact

Under-resourced school Improvement 

We’ve worked side-by-side with hundreds of educators at over 60 under-resourced public schools, building their capacity to improve the educational outcomes of more than 150,000 students.

In an average year, we support 400 educators, benefitting 11,500 students

Ten years ago, the Center helped launch the first two LA Unified Pilot Schools. Today, we advocate for 47 Pilot Schools across the city – representing a sustainable and powerful community-based, teacher-driven reform movement within the nation’s second-largest school district. 

Linked Learning Experts

The Center is one of only six expert service providers nationally that are certified by the Linked Learning Alliance to support school districts and schools in Linked Learning design and implementation.

We supported Linked Learning implementation at 14 LA Unified career academies, as well as Antelope Valley Union School District and Lynwood Unified School District.

Center staff coached four high school career academies to Linked Learning Gold Certification, and eight to Silver Certification, demonstrating high-quality college and career preparation for their students.

Social-emotional Learning & Social Justice 

Over the last 10 years, the Center has partnered with UCLA Center X to prepare over 245 social justice teachers and improve the equitable teaching practices of over 150 mentor teachers.

Since its inception, PREP 4 SUCCESS has nearly 200 teachers, deepening their understanding and practice of project-based learning and team teaching.

Developed and piloted new social-emotional agency curriculum Roots 4 Success.

Huntington Park Institute of Applied Medicine High School credits Prep 4 Success with raising 9th-grade student attendance to one of the highest levels in the district.

 

Advocates

  • Co-led passing/implementation Of Close the Gap to ensure under-served are college-educated and career prepared
     

  • Co-lead Communities for Los Angeles Student Success
     

  • Policy goal development for English Learner Consortium