On Wednesday, Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer, and School Board Member Mónica García joined YPI President & CEO Dixon Slingerland in announcing a new $30 million Promise Neighborhood grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. In the courtyard of Berendo Middle School and Monseñor Oscar Romero Charter School’s shared campus, students, parents, and partners gathered to celebrate one of only six awards in the nation.
The eight Promise Neighborhood schools are located in Pico-Union and Hollywood in the federally-designated Los Angeles Promise Zone, which has generated 55 new grants from 15 federal agencies since 2013. These investments have brought $277 million to L.A.’s place-based approach to fighting poverty, providing essential services to youth and families who need them most. This is the second Promise Neighborhood awarded to YPI and Los Angeles.
$30-million U.S. grant for L.A. students hailed
By Sonali Kohli, Los Angeles Times
As President Trump signed executive orders to strengthen immigration enforcement and deny funding to “sanctuary cities,” L.A.’s mayor and school officials gathered to celebrate a $30-million federal grant to help students in eight schools with large Latino populations and reaffirmed their commitment to protecting immigrant students and their families.