Historic Opportunity

The Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood (LAPN) grant is a historic opportunity to transform the city. Since confirming that YPI received a $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement President Obama’s signature education and poverty eradication initiative, YPI has been abuzz.


Leaders across Los Angeles have recognized that this is a great victory for the region. In fact, Los Angeles is now the largest city across the nation to receive the highly competitive award.

“This significant federal grant award to the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood and the Youth Policy Institute clearly demonstrates the power of partnerships in Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “It is a winning combination when the City, the nonprofit community, and philanthropy work closely together. This $30 million award recognizes that L.A. is a model of collaboration and cooperation and we are proud to have stepped up to the plate to support this beneficial project for Angeleno youth.”

YPI’s immediate plans include the addition of more than 70 positions to implement cradle-to-career services across the communities of Pacoima and Hollywood. LAPN will focus on transforming 19 LAUSD and charter schools into full-service community schools while opening numerous resource centers.

To learn more about LAPN, click here.

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