Los Angeles Room & Board

End student homelessness and promote college completion among community college students in the greater Los Angeles area.

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  • LIVE ·2021 Grants Challenge

    End College Student Homelessness

    LA Room & Board is on a mission to end housing insecurity among community college students. In 2020, we achieved our ambitious goal to open Opportunity House, an affordable live-learn community in Westwood that helps students overcome barriers and graduate with stability. We formed a strong network of nonprofit partners and quickly filled our space to capacity. Now, in response to ongoing demand, we are scaling our unique model – not just to house more students, but to formalize, with our network, a replicable solution to student homelessness.

  • LIVE ·2020 Grants Challenge

    Open Spaces

    This grant will support our Open Spaces project, allowing us to sponsor 50 community college students with a stable place to live, learn, and grow. Open Spaces fosters partnerships with college student housing programs to reimagine the use of their vacant dorm rooms to provide stability to community college students experiencing housing insecurity. Supportive programs such as academic mentorship, tutoring, and job readiness will get students to self-sufficiency, and equip them with tools for success both inside and outside of the classroom.