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News Room & Blogs

Press Release: UNITE-LA, Los Angeles Unified and UTLA Commend Historic State Investment to Expand the District's Community Schools


Did You Know? L.A. Compact

In the early 2000s, when L.A. had dismal graduation rates (and Collective Impact wasn't yet a thing), UNITE-LA was inspired by a model being used for Boston's school district - a district that was outperforming all other urban districts in the country when it came to education outcomes for low-income and students of color. Much of it was attributed to a collaborative effort that sought to bring together cross-sector stakeholders to form a common agenda, with shared responsibility for student success.

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Partner Spotlight: Southern California Center for Nonprofit Management

This month's partner spotlight belongs to the Southern California Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM). Recently, CNM named a new president and CEO, Efrain Escobedo, and UNITE-LA has to admit, we are a bit biased here. Efrain is a dedicated UNITE-LA board member, and was named as Board Vice Chair earlier this year! More than that, he is a fabulous human, with a compassionate heart, outstanding leadership abilities and years of experience that fit his new role perfectly. We are so fortunate to have him on our board, providing thoughtful and steady guidance and inspiration, and we are thrilled for CNM to have him at the helm.

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UNITE-LA Today: CSN and UNITE-LA Putting Workforce at the Forefront

Members of UNITE-LA's Policy Team participated in the California Stewardship Network's (CSN's) inaugural Workgroup Leads Retreat in April to build connections across other work groups and policy areas and identify opportunities for collaboration in preparation for the fall summit.

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UNITE-LA Today: Partnership Proud

UNITE-LA applauds our partners at the California African American Chamber of Commerce (CAAACC) for their support of AB 789 (Berman), the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Bill, which is co-sponsored by UNITE-LA.

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UNITE-LA Today: Smart Justice, Smarter Outcomes

The National Strategic Partnerships team is wrapping its "Business Means Smart Justice" work to engage and support member chambers to learn about, adopt and champion justice reform work.

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UNITE-LA Today: Read All About It...In the ACCE Newsletter

The April edition of the ACCE Education and Talent Development Division Newsletter is here.

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UNITE-LA Today: We Can Use Your Input!

The Los Angeles Digital Equity Action League (LA DEAL), the County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department (ISD), the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), the California Department of Technology (CDT) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) invite you to an upcoming workshop to seek input on the development on the State Digital Equity Plan (SDEP) and the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Five-Year Action Plan.

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Avantus/UNITE-LA Team Up to Create Pathways for an Inclusive Green Energy Future

Los Angeles is poised to establish itself as the nation's capital for green energy and clean technology. The city is home to world-class innovative companies and has the visionary leadership needed to build an unmatched clean energy economy. And Los Angeles' position is only going to be supercharged by the investments made available through bills like the Inflation Reduction Act.

There's just one issue. If you talk with employers these days, they will tell you one of their biggest challenges is finding qualified workers. The workforce challenge is even more acute in the dynamic and fast-growing clean energy sector.

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UNITE-LA Today: 25th Anniversary - Did You Know?

Did You Know?

After our advocating for Proposition 47, and our service as co-chair of the L.A. County Prop 47 Jobs & Services Taskforce, in 2018, in partnership with the L.A. County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services and their Fair Chance Hiring campaign, UNITE-LA launched a pilot workforce development cohort-style program connecting 26 systems-involved 16- to 24-year-olds to job preparation, mentorship and an eight-week, 320-hour, paid internship at a private sector company. This work continues!

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