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Los Angeles named recipient of the Citi Foundation/America's Promise Youth Opportunity grant

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The Citi Foundation and America's Promise Alliance selected 12 nonprofit organizations as recipients of the Youth Opportunity Fund

"The future competitiveness of America's cities hinges on the positive economic outcomes of our young people," said Brandee McHalePresident of the Citi Foundation. "We launched the Youth Opportunity Fund to support the innovative work of community partners who are helping low-income youth create the on-ramps that will lead towards career success."

"Partnerships, like those with the Citi Foundation and America's Promise Alliance with Youth Opportunity Fund organizations, will allow cities to connect even more of our most vulnerable young people to skills training, work experience and first-time paychecks," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. "These opportunities will not only help put youth on a path to success but also benefit their families, our communities and our local economies."

 

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Blueprint for Great Schools 2.0

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, unveils a new Road Map for Education

A Blueprint for Great Schools Version 2.0 builds on the groundbreaking 2011 report A Blueprint for Great Schoolswhich helped usher in a new era in California schools that has included major increases in funding, more rigorous state academic standards, online student assessment testing, and greater support for the students and schools with the most needs. 

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Lumina Foundation includes Los Angeles as a Goal 2025 community

 

 Lumina Foundation’s community-based postsecondary education attainment strategy is designed to help communities and regions dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials.

“Research shows a direct correlation between thriving cities and education beyond high school,” said Jamie Merisotis, Lumina’s president and CEO. “Increased attainment delivers stronger local economies, greater individual earning power and better quality of life. Every community in America wants that, and we’ve designed this work to give civic leaders the tools they need to be successful.”

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