LACEF supports undeserved children and youth through programs that provide scholarships and financial support that are designed to give students an added advantage to realizing their full potential. LACEF’s partner, the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), offers the following programs:
Advancement Via Individual Determination’s (AVID) mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness in a global society. AVID is a college-readiness system for elementary through post-secondary designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. AVID accelerates student learning, uses research-based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change. AVID serves 35,000-plus students in more than 300 middle and high schools in Los Angles County.
The Migrant Education Program serves migrant families in 32 school districts. The program provides supplementary instructional and support services to migrant students — pre-kindergarten through age 21. It adheres to LACOE’s mission of promoting excellence by providing comprehensive educational services to migrant students. Through the efforts of the Parent Advisory Board and volunteers, LACOE’s Migrant Ed program awards scholarships to students each year.
The LACOROP Outstanding Student Recognition Program is designed to enhance the essential career and technical skills acquired by ROP students and to support their academic achievement. Nominees for the Student Recognition Program are selected from high schools within the 23 county school districts served by LACOROP. Nominees also come from LACOE’s own L.A. County High School for the Arts, iPoly High School and Juvenile Court Schools.
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE REVIEW BOARD Scholarships (SARB) was established by the California legislature in 1975 for the purpose of first making a better effort to meet the needs of students with attendance or behavior problems; Secondly, to promote the use of alternatives to the juvenile court system. SARB seeks to understand why students are experiencing attendance and behavior problems which have not been resolved through school and community efforts. LACOE annually awards SARB scholarships to students.
Through LACOE initiatives and partnerships, LACEF provides fiscal sponsor services for scholarships to support and further education for Los Angeles County students. Scholarships benefit a variety of students and fields of study. Examples include African American Scholarships and Migrant Education Scholarships. For more information on the Dollars for Scholars program contact Evelyn Toliver at email@example.com or 213.637.3150.