Educational Equity for All Students

Serving Los Angeles youth, UNITE-LA is dedicated to preparing our students with the knowledge, skills, and values they need to succeed in college, career and civic life. UNITE-LA’s mission for Pre-K thru 16 education is to build partnerships that make it possible for youth in Los Angeles to have equal access to education and high level job training resulting in a thriving local economy.



Our Approach

Not all students are granted the same opportunities and resources to succeed in life. Unequal access to high quality education and workforce opportunities can be considered one of the greatest civil rights issues facing our nation – and, especially our region – today.  We aim to break through traditional silos to re-focus and re-imagine our education systems to put students first and achieve improved outcomes for Los Angeles’ underserved students.

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Programs & Initiatives

Working on behalf of local youth by providing programmatic support from cradle-to-career

Systems Change & Strategic Partnerships

Brokering partnerships to grant equal access and achieve systemic change

Issues, Advocacy & Expertise

Advocating at the local, regional, state and federal levels to build equitable institutional frameworks serving youth and families

Our Approach

Upcoming Events

October 01, 2016 at 08:30 AM
East Los Angeles Community College in Monterey Park, CA
October 09, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA
November 05, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, 2900 Thurgood Marshall Dr., Oxnard, CA
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About Us

Established in 1998, UNITE-LA is a nonprofit organization that leads collaborative education reform efforts, promotes business-education partnerships, expands college access and provides workforce development opportunities for youth in the Los Angeles area to ensure underserved youth have the opportunity to participate in Los Angeles' 21st century economy.