Five Ways to Make LA the Best Place to LEARN

Posted October 6, 2021 by Team LA2050

LEARN is our vision of a region that will offer abundant, equitable, and diverse opportunities for lifelong learning. By the year 2050, our local education system will be well-resourced and culturally responsive with high-quality, early education programs where families are engaged in their student's learning. Students will graduate college career-ready and equipped to thrive in the workforce of the future.

Below, read more about the five 2021 My LA2050 Grants Challenge grantees making LA the best place to LEARN, and what you can do right now to participate in their work!

$100,000 Winner: DIY Girls provides girls of color in the Northeast San Fernando Valley with hands-on STEM coding and electronics programming, designed to spark their interest in STEM careers as well as support their self-confidence, curiosity, and persistence.

Did you know that only 5 percent of employed scientists and engineers in the United States are women of color? Help to change this statistic and get involved with DIY Girls.

$50,000 Winner: New Earth provides individualized education support and wrap-around services to system- and justice-involved youth ages 13 to 25. In partnership with Da Vinci RISE, New Earth gives young people a second chance to earn a high school diploma.

You can sign up to join New Earth as a volunteer today! And, if you know a young person who could benefit from New Earth's services, direct them to complete this form.

$25,000 Winner: The SEED School of Los Angeles County (SEED LA) is a public, college-prep, boarding STEM high school opening in South LA. Priority admission is given to foster youth, homeless/housing insecure youth, or those with an immediate family member incarcerated.

SEED LA is hosting virtual information sessions on October 6, November 16, and December 7 for those interested in enrolling a student for the 2022-23 school year. Sign up now.

$15,000 Winner: MiMentor, led by Alliance in Mentorship, develops and inspires the next generation of diverse healthcare leaders by supporting Latinx and other underrepresented pre-health students through innovative and exclusive mentoring opportunities.

MiMentor's national online community connects Latinx pre-health students with essential resources, informational events, and peer connections to ensure they can access their dream careers.

$10,000 Winner: Rivet School is a reimagined college experience that creates a pathway for school-based workers to continue working while earning their bachelor's and master's degrees and becoming full-time educators.

Nominate a student today! If you know someone who could benefit from Rivet School's Educator Pathway program, you can complete this form.