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Los Angeles Metropolitan Organizing Project

Southern California Education Fund

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $400,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2002–August 31, 2004
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Los Angeles

About this grant

The Greater Los Angeles Metro Strategy (LA Metro) works to train community leaders to negotiate for social and economic gains that will produce a more democratic and livable Los Angeles. Since 2000, its primary focus has been a campaign for education reform in Los Angeles public schools.Multiyear funding will enable LA Metro to pursue goals that include expanding the number of schools in the network from 21 to 35; engaging at least two high schools in the organizing network; increasing the number of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) sub-districts in the network from five to seven; and deepening its relationship with LAUSD by addressing school overcrowding and teacher quality.During the first two years of the project, accomplishments included establishing relationships with LA residents through individual and house meetings; encouraging residents to demand a new era for LA schools; assisting parents, teachers, administrators, union leaders and other citizens to commit to a three-point strategy for improving schools and raising student achievement.