LA College Promise Works

Empowering young Angelenos to pursue higher education while helping them to start the careers of their dreams with the skills and experience to succeed.

Key Impact

Launched the first LA College Promise Program in 2017 providing two free years of community college which then transferred to state funding in 2018 (AB19); resulted in 56% increase in full-time enrollment for LAUSD first time college students.

In 2016, we partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) to empower thousands of young Angelenos to pursue higher education regardless of cost.

The initiative, known as LA College Promise, has gone on to serve over 20,000 students and help increase enrollment of first-time LAUSD graduates attending LACCD by 56%.

Now, in collaboration with LACCD and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, we’re launching  LA College Promise Works (LACP Works), a new jobs readiness program that will provide wrap-around career services and paid opportunities for LA College Promise students.

LACP Works provides LACP students with a dedicated team of career coaches to help them navigate on-campus career resources, as well as jobs programs through the City and County of Los Angeles and beyond. The program will also offer workshops and training opportunities to help students graduate with the professional skills and knowledge to pursue the careers of their dreams.

To learn more about LACP Works, please visit: http://lacollegepromise.org/lacpworks.html

Issue Area

Economic Development, Youth

Partners

Los Angeles Community College District
The Foundation for Los Angeles Community Colleges
Karsh Family Foundation
LA Dodgers
Gucci America, Inc.
The Eli & Edythe L. Broad Foundation
Union Bank

Programs Similar to LA College Promise Works

  • Launched the City’s first College Promise program, offering two years of free community college to Los Angeles Unified School District graduates, which became a model for all of California.

  • Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council get a chance to interact with law enforcement and explore careers in public service.

  • The Mayor’s Young Ambassador Initiative was created to provide young, diverse Angelenos with the transformative experience of traveling abroad and connect them to global opportunities in L.A. and beyond.

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