Are any other organizations collaborating on this proposal?
Wissip, Algebra genius
Please describe your project proposal.
We are going into our second year of training at risk youth in high school how to create a resume, interview, job skills and job success. We patner with Wissip, Work is Success and local businesses to get paid internships which Ihave A Dream Foundation-Los Angeles pays for during the summer for 10 weeks. Our robust team has already worked with theses students since 3rd grade to raise not only them, but their communities out of poverty. We have helped 7000 students and their families for 35 years
Which of the LEARN metrics will your proposal impact?
College matriculation rates
Proficiency in English and Language Arts and Math
Student education pipeline
Students’ perceived sense of safety at and on the way to school
Suspension and expulsion rates
Truancy rates in elementary and middle schools
Youth unemployment and underemployment
In what areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?
County of Los Angeles
Boyle Heights and Inglewood
Describe in greater detail how your proposal will make LA the best place to LEARN?
As we sponsor entire grade levels at the most at risk schools, we stay with these students that we call 'Dreamers' all the way to and through college and help the graduates to find jobs and succeed. Our new program which teaches our high school students how to succeed at work, helps them to end intergenerational poverty in their families and in their communities.
Please explain how you will define and measure success for your project.
We have been helping at risk youth for 35 years so we have comprehensive metrics on metriculation rates for high school into and then through college as well as tracking their career success through our alumni. We use Civicore to track every single student and we also do case management in order to stabalize the entire family. We have MOU's with dstricts in order to access grades and all other pertinent information on each student. We also had an ROI analysis conducted that shows that for every dollar donated, three dollars is returned in taxes, far less incarceration, far less need for welfare and other markers.
How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed?
Quality improvement research