Full-Service Community Schools

By leveraging resources with our extensive partnership network, we offer wraparound services at nine schools.


Full-Service Community Schools improve student academic achievement and well-being for low-income families. By leveraging resources with our extensive partnership network, we offer quality services to schools in high-need communities. The program provides wraparound education and community services at nine schools in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.



Service learning, mentoring, tutoring and performing arts are among some of the services that students at full-service schools receive. Programs to strengthen parent’s leadership development are also integral. By engaging parents in school activities they become more involved in their children’s education. Teachers also benefit from professional development opportunities to integrate community school resources.

Since the program began in 2007, all our full-service schools have seen a steady increase in academic improvement. Over the course of the 2011-2012 school year, all nine schools reached an average gain of 24 points in their Academic Performance Index scores. This is the the most recent test data available. Every school works with local partners who tailor programs based on the school’s interests.


  • Virgil Middle School
  • Lockwood Elementary School
  • Alexandria Elementary School
  • Los Angeles Academy for Arts and Enterprise


  • Bert Corona Charter School
  • Vaughn Next Century Learning Center
  • Pacoima Charter Elementary School
  • Maclay Academy for Social Justice
  • San Fernando Institute of Applied Media



Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund offers a parent leadership development class, Parents in Action, and a student leadership mentoring program, My Future.

Friends of the Family organizes a family literacy, parent support and community building program that teaches parents engaging ways to read children’s books. They also provide family support systems that promote a healthier communication lifestyle for students and parents.

The Unusual Suspects Theater Company provides a playwriting and performance workshops for students that are most likely to be disengaged at school and encourages them to make positive life choices.

Other enrichment programs are offered by the National Council of La Raza, Reading to Kids, Phoenix House, Arroyo Vista Clinic, Aztecs Rising, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP), Chivas USA, Families in Schools, Los Angeles Unified School District, MEND, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Planned Parenthood, World Vision and many other local government and community based organizations.


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