Partner with Us in Building a New Generation of Scholars and Leaders.
Like any California public school, Los Angeles Education Corps benefits from Average Daily Attendance (ADA) funding that covers the majority of our school costs. However, the innovative components that make our pedagogy relevant to students who failed to thrive in traditional schools comes at a high cost. For example, in order to keep our class sizes between 15 to 20 students each, we need to hire more teachers (per student) on average than other schools. In order to adequately prepare our students to compete in the post-secondary education world, we have made it a goal to have a SMART board in every classroom and a laptop or tablet/iPad for every student. This, too, becomes expensive, especially since technology is constantly changing. We also need funds to hire high-quality tutors to assist students who have previously undiagnosed learning disabilities. We need innovative equipment in our math and science labs to retain students who fear those disciplines. Students need Metro TAP cards, rent assistance, eyeglasses and other items that we need to find additional resources to cover. Field trips and essential college tours can't be covered by traditional school funding alone. Facilities and maintenance costs on six campuses, as you can imagine, are astronomical. In short, we need your donations, your products, your connections to resources.
Your tax-deductible gift will be utilized to meet the most critical needs of our students. Whether you give to day-to-day operations of our schools, or to the LAEC College Fund (more info below) or to our LAEC Adult Vocational Training Center, your donation will be gratefully received.
GIVE TO THE LAEC COLLEGE FUND! From 2012-2015 alone (our most recent data) 190 students transitioned into post-secondary education. We're ecstatic - especially considering all they have overcome to achieve this goal. But that letter is only the first step: financial aid doesn’t cover the full cost of college survival, such as rent deposits, dorm furniture, and books. Transportation is a huge stumbling block – many of our students can’t afford to travel to mandatory college orientation, much less travel, for example, from Compton to Northridge on a daily basis. Scholarships are hard to come by and, with little or no parental support, our students often end up in a last-minute bind when financial aid can’t be processed or is denied. All of this leads, inevitably, to dropping out – or never attending in the first place. Over 60 LAEC students have been accepted to four-year universities this year. WILL YOU PLEASE HELP OUR STUDENTS GET TO COLLEGE AND GRADUATE? Choose LAEC COLLEGE FUND from the drop-down menu in the donation box to the left.