By Ed Coghlan
The Los Angeles economy has a problem.
Employers need more workers with bachelor's degrees—and the pipeline isn't nearly full enough. "It is imperative we do better," said UNITE-LA President & CEO David Rattray. "Not only do more college graduates improve individual job prospects, they also can bridge the equity gap that persists in L.A. County, where thousands of families have never had a family member even attend college much less graduate."
This is exactly the type of problem that the L.A. Compact was formed to address. The L.A. Compact, which UNITE-LA convenes, brings together leaders from early childhood, K12, higher education, government, and the labor and business sectors in the region to close the education and workforce gaps caused by system inequities and racism.Read more
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May 5, 2020
MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI AND THE L.A. COMPACT CONNECT COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS TO RESOURCES DURING PANDEMICRead more
The coronavirus is affecting millions of people in unimaginable ways, including loss of work, lack of food supplies and loss of health benefits. So many of our partner organizations across L.A. County are working hard to support students and families affected by the pandemic, especially the most vulnerable. Here’s a snapshot of what our partners are doing on the ground.Read more
Congratulations to Juana Hernandez as she is honored for her work leading higher education initiatives through the L.A. Compact
Mayor Garcetti, LAUSD & LACCD collaborate to send graduating high school seniors joint L.A. College Promise Welcome Letter
As graduation approaches, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) graduating high school seniors are receiving a sweet surprise in their mailboxes this week.Read more
LAUSD Graduation Surges Despite Increased Requirements
In 2016, LAUSD achieved its largest one-year increase in high school graduation - five percentage points - to 77%. (See Figure 1 below)