Category: In The News

‘La Lucha’ Reveals Critical Role of Community Schooling in L.A. and Beyond (via LA Times)

The acclaimed film shares the perspective of marginalized students fighting to get schooled in America. As 2024 brings education reforms in California, the film sheds light on the importance of preserving DASS program community schools. How should society treat the students who have fallen through the cracks? While there have been many documentaries focused on […]

Written by on April 9, 2024

Live Well San Diego Honors Learn4Life for the Schools’ 15 Years of Changing Students’ Lives (via Fox 5 San Diego)

Live Well San Diego hosted a luncheon celebrating 15 years of community partnerships supporting underserved San Diego County students. Hosted by Fox 5 San Diego Anchor Phil Blauer, the event featured a panel discussion, Shared Community to Support Student Success, featuring Community Wraparound CEO Robert Ontiveros, Access Inc. CEO Kristie Buckley, National City Chamber Chairwoman Karen […]

Written by on February 29, 2024

What Do Parents Really Want for Their Children’s Education?

While parents make sure their children go to school, do the required work and attend every day, too many are finding their voice is unheard in discussions about how schools can best serve their students. Let’s listen to what parents want from schools. A recent Harris Poll of more than 5,000 parents¹ found education ranks […]

Written by on January 18, 2024

Helping Teen Parents Finish High School

When Giselle Meza found out she was pregnant, she had no idea when or if she would finish high school. But now, after joining a teen parent program, she’s committed to graduating. EdSource · Helping teen parents finish high school How do teen parent programs help students finish high school and go on to college […]

Written by on January 18, 2024

Hanford program supports teen parents while they finish high school (via EdSource)

Pregnant in high school, 14-year-old first-year high school student Giselle Meza said she feared she’d be judged by her peers. She was one of only two pregnant teens at her school and felt isolated. She missed a lot of classes, falling behind. Statistically, Meza has about a 50% chance of dropping out of school altogether. She hasn’t; […]

Written by on January 11, 2024

How These San Diego Charter High Schools are Re-engaging Dropouts

For Christine W., freshman year of high school was an ordeal. The same students who bullied her in middle school were at her new high school. “The idea of walking through those gates gave me so much anxiety,” she says. “I hated school.” Unable to focus or dedicate herself to her schoolwork, she began to […]

Written by on December 13, 2023

Personalized Learning Program Expands Giving Access to More High School Students in Watts (LA Sentinel)

From left are Eunetra Rutledge, Learn4Life; Dexter Mcleod, CEO of LA South Chamber of Commerce; Adam Ramirez, principal; Lottie Cleveland, board member of LA South Chamber of Commerce; Julie Parra, Area Superintendent; Reginald Fields, case manager for Watts Labor Community Action Committee; and Arnie Corlin, Peelian Consulting and Member of LA South Chamber of Commerce. […]

Written by on July 27, 2023