Summer of Success is designed to help graduating high school seniors navigate the summer months between graduation and starting college.
To help you succeed during your summer, click the links below for exclusive access to resources for incoming college students. Be sure to check out the summer checklist for even more information on financial aid, gaining summer work experience, accessing free college and more!
Sue Cannon published Support COVID College Connect in Content & Other Pages 2020-05-14 11:18:37 -0700
On April 30, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, in partnership with the L.A. Compact, launched COVID College Connect to support L.A.’s graduating high school class of 2020 in navigating their college options and addressing their enrollment concerns during these uncertain times.
How you can help
Sign up to provide college guidance to Class of 2020 students: If you have professional experience in college advising or mentoring students and would like to help follow up with students in the L.A. region who have expressed concerns about attending college in the fall, fill out this volunteer form. We will provide a list of students who have consented to be contacted, a sample outreach script, FAQs and other college & financial aid resources.
Donate to the COVID College Response Scholarship Fund: UNITE-LA launched the COVID College Response Scholarship Fund to provide L.A. area students with the financial resources to say yes to their college dreams. Many college bound high school seniors have decided to put college on hold due to COVID-related hardships, but you can help change that. Your donation could make the difference between enrolling in college or staying home. Donate here.
For general inquiries, please contact Adam Gottlieb, Sr. Manager for Postsecondary Initiatives, at [email protected].
Collaboration to improve postsecondary outcomes for foster youth, supporting expansion of community schools, Mayor Garcetti prioritizes early education and more...
Collaboration to improve postsecondary outcomes for foster youth, supporting expansion of community schools, Mayor Garcetti prioritizes early education and more...Read more
Sue Cannon published Workgroup Update | December 2018 in Workgroup Updates 2019-01-15 09:58:02 -0800
Thank you for your steadfast dedication to improving educational outcomes and closing attainment gaps for children and youth in Los Angeles. We hope the new year brings you a renewed sense of purpose and optimism for the future.
Sue Cannon published L.A. Compact Connection | November 2018 in Newsletters 2018-11-16 13:31:34 -0800
"Foster Youth College Awareness Month", Sharing Successes and Lessons Learned, Young Ambassadors Program and more
L.A. Compact's Workgroup and Collaborative updates for the months of September & October 2018
L.A. Compact's Workgroup and Collaborative updates for the months of May and June 2018
Follow our Workgroup and Collaborative updates for the months of March and April 2018
Promoting College Readiness for Antelope Valley Foster Youth
This story and more in the April issue of the L.A. Compact ConnectionRead more
Updates include LAUSD Strategic Plan engagement, Joint Advocacy legislative priorities, L.A. STEM Hub's new partnership foundation, OYC's Young Leaders, and moreRead more
Welcome to the launch of the L.A. Compact's first bi-monthly newsletter!
Since 2008, the L.A. Compact has convened cross-sector stakeholders to work together across siloes in pursuit of three big, systemic goals:
- All students graduate from high school;
- All students have access to and are prepared for success in college; and
- All students have access to pathways to sustainable jobs and careers.
Today, 17 working groups (and counting!) are engaging hundreds of partners to improve cradle to career outcomes through the power of collective impact. We hope this newsletter will help shine a spotlight on this important collaborative work that seldom makes headlines. Each edition of The L.A. Compact Connection will include a short feature story, timely Compact workgroup or partner updates, and links to relevant news and research. We look forward to your feedback on how we can best utilize this newsletter to share the collective work of L.A. Compact partners.Read more
Established: 2008 | Convened by: UNITE-LA
The L.A. Compact Stewardship Group is comprised of senior staff and deputies representing the L.A. Compact signers. Members serve as stewards of the larger community interest and serve the L.A. Compact’s broader collective vision.
Roles of the L.A. Compact Stewardship Group:
- Identify challenges in education, workforce development, and other public systems and develop joint solutions to improve coordination and service delivery that will advance the collective vision and 3 Goals of the L.A. Compact:
- All students graduate from high school
- All students have access to and are prepared for success in college
- All students have access to pathways to sustainable jobs and careers
- Review and revise the L.A. Compact’s big goals and collaborative strategies as appropriate to ensure continued relevancy in shifting contexts
- Identify a priority list of “sub-goals” and strategies that will contribute significantly to the L.A. Compact’s 3 Big Goals and improved student outcomes.
- Regularly measure progress of the L.A. Compact partners’ collective impact in achieving the 3 Goals by:
- Assessing the continued validity of metrics as predictors of student outcomes
- Advancing improved data collection and sharing between partners
- Identifying new joint metrics of success as appropriate
- Utilizing data indicators to assess progress and need for collaborative action
- Cultivating alignment between measurable objectives identified by individual workgroups and the Compact’s broader joint metrics of success
Mutually Reinforcing Activities
- Identify emerging opportunities for collaborative action to improve student outcomes along the cradle to career continuum
- Support the development and actionable strategies of collaborative work groups within the L.A. Compact “constellation”, including the creation of a formal description of how work group activities and strategies advance measurable goals.
- Regularly update and track progress of institutional commitments outlined in the L.A. Compact partnership
- Share institutional priorities and progress with other L.A. Compact partners to inform collective action
- Stay informed of activities of the L.A. Compact workgroups to identify additional opportunities for alignment
- Develop strong group dynamics for collaborative decision-making by ensuring continuity of representation on the Stewardship Group and attendance at meetings
- Pursue joint funding opportunities to advance collaborative strategies
- The Compact Stewardship Group will be convened by UNITE-LA
- Guide the L.A. Compact in prioritizing strategies for collaborative action while assessing feasibility of new initiatives and building convening capacity
- Assess the L.A. Compact’s success in creating momentum among partners towards a positive common agenda