Meet the LEARN Grantees!

The LEARN category encompasses learning at all ages, from birth to college and beyond.

This category and its metrics represent our vision that by the year 2050, all LA children will have access to high-quality early education programs, every student will graduate college- and career-ready, and all families will be engaged and empowered to direct their children’s learning. Our local education system will be equitable, inclusive, and culturally-responsive.

Plus, check out our virtual learning guide for educators, families, and students below.

Pediatric Therapy Network
$100,000 Winner: Pediatric Therapy Network (PTN) helps children with special needs and medical conditions by providing therapies that increase children’s abilities so that they can live more fulfilling and independent lives. 

Each year, PTN provides 150,000 hours of therapy to 5,500 children and families. When COVID-19 limited in-person operations, PTN created dozens of videos with at-home activities for children to practice motor skills, sensory regulation, and more. Check the videos out!
$50,000 Winner: Southern California College Access Network (SoCal CAN) is a network of 85 organizations working together to increase the rate at which low-income students access and complete college.

Through Project SOAR, SoCal CAN invests in the college and career dreams of students living in public housing by placing counselors on public housing sites to provide one-on-one college advising. Find resources for students applying to college on the @ProjectSoarLA Instagram.
Reading Partners
$25,000 Winner: Reading Partners is a national program that helps children become lifelong readers through individualized instruction with measurable results. Last year, 81 percent of students participating in Reading Partners LA met or exceeded their literacy growth goal.

If you’re interested in becoming a Reading Partners volunteer and dedicating at least one hour a week to one-on-one, virtual tutoring to help students improve their reading skills, fill out this volunteer interest form.
LA Audubon
$15,000 Winner: Los Angeles Audubon promotes the enjoyment and protection of wildlife through outdoor education programs and hands-on conservation initiatives. 

LA Audubon has an abundance of virtual resources on urban nature available on its website. You can find everything from tips on native yard-scaping and bird-friendly tree trimming to a directory of wildlife rehabilitation resources. On Oct. 14 at 7:15 pm, join LA Audubon for The Journey of Birds Across Space and Time, a virtual event.
$10,000 Winner: CARECEN promotes the human and civil rights of Central Americans and all immigrant communities through educational services, legal services, advocacy, and organizing to transform policies.

In response to COVID-19, CARECEN created the Immigrant Families Fund to raise and distribute crucial resources for food, housing, and basic needs to a population often left out of government relief programs. Contribute to the fund and check out CARECEN’s COVID-19 community resources.
There's no doubt that virtual instruction has made learning even more challenging. In response, we've compiled a virtual learning guide for educators, families, and students in Los Angeles. The guide features a range of resources including programs for low-cost internet, at-home educational content, and virtual-friendly curricula for teachers. Check it out, and be sure to share!
Multiple Positions, Community Partners
Los Angeles Program Director, Up2Us Sports
Assistant Director of Decommodified Housing, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy
Intern/Volunteer, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy
Contracts Associate, Foundation for California Community Colleges
Sr. Project Manager, Student Housing, Foundation for California Community Colleges
California State Deputy Director, Council For A Strong America
Senior Health Educator, Partners In Diversity Inc.
Program Manager Community Schools, Los Angeles Education Partnership
Engagement Manager, Run Across Series, WORK
Operations Manager, 18th Street Arts Center
Nursery Sales Associate, Theodore Payne Foundation
Digital Communications Specialist, USC Schaeffer Center
Program Director, The Unusual Suspects
Program Officer, Strategic Funding (Homelessness Initiatives), United Way of Greater LA
Program Coordinator, Homeless Initiatives (Seniors), United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Human Resources Manager, Los Angeles Education Partnership
And more at:
Oct. 6, 1pm | Self Help Graphic's Virtual Community Art Workshop: Paper Marigolds
Oct. 6, 6pm | Technology for Good: Easton Center Innovation Challenge Kickoff
Oct. 7, 5:30pm | California Clean Air Day Workshop for Youth
Oct 8, 10am | How Public Agencies Can Innovate to Address the Revenue Gap
Oct. 8, 11am | The Music Center Town Hall and Special Announcement
Oct. 8, 1pm | The Future of Democracy: Building the Facebook ad moratorium
Oct. 8, 2pm | Getting the Message Out: Voting in Los Angeles for the 2020 Election
Oct. 9, 8:30am | USC Sol Price Center 2020 Social Innovation Summit Session One
Oct. 9, 10am | Artists' response: demonstrating value in the moments of crisis
Oct. 9, 10am | Three of the World's Top Female Ocean Explorers Talk Trailblazing In Ocean
Oct. 9, 12pm | RBG and the Politics of the Supreme Court
Oct. 9, 12:15pm | Grand Park's LUNCH Á LA PARK YOGA reTREAT
Oct. 9, 2pm | EveryoneIn Student Advocacy Workshop
Oct. 9, 7:30pm | LACMA's The Moth Virtual StorySLAM: Home
Oct. 10 | At Rivers Edge, Return to the River
Oct. 10, 6:45pm | AltaSea Project Blue presents the Blue Hour
Through Oct. 11 | Rock the Vote Los Angeles Civic Content Create-a-thon *Deadline extended!
Oct. 13, 9am | XPRIZE Alumni Team Stories and Networking Session
Oct. 14, 10am | How To Use Data To Address Food Access
Oct. 14, 2pm | Election 2020: Get Ready to Vote California
Oct. 14, All Day | LACMA's National Women’s Rights Convention: Reimagining Equality in the 21st Century
Oct. 16, 6pm | WJC Presents Empower, an evening of conflict resolution, equity and community
Oct. 20, 12pm |USC Price Talks: Behavioral Decision Research and Pandemic Disease
Oct. 23, 8:30am | USC Sol Price Center 2020 Social Innovation Summit Session Two
Oct. 23, 11am | LA2050 Workshop: COVID-19 and the Digital Divide
Oct. 23-25 | Las Fotos Project Presents The Foto Awards
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