Our partners are a vital part of the LA’s BEST community. We are grateful to all our partners for their generous contributions, which allow us to support students holistically. We would like to thank a few partners in particular:
AdvoCare Foundation has been a strong ally since 2016 in our health and wellness programming, making it possible for LA’s BEST students to participate in experiential learning in nutrition education and continue to have a wide variety of physical activity options that boost their readiness to lead healthy lifestyles.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has generously supported our critical capacity building endeavors over the last two years, funding key initiatives to benefit both staff and students. This includes grant funds for a dedicated team to explore and lay the groundwork to strategically create career pathways for staff to become teachers. This means more young Angelenos will see people like themselves in positions of leadership.
Our long-time and steadfast partner, Kaiser Permanente, made a significant investment to support us in implementing a new and improved Learning Management System that will complement in-person professional development. It will also increase opportunities for staff to connect and learn from each other.
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, The Green Foundation, and the Danhakl Family Foundation provided generous unrestricted grant support to LA’s BEST during this challenging time, which has been instrumental in our ability to continue to BEST serve our communities and meet immediate needs, while also laying a foundation for our success in upcoming years.