L.A. Unified expands campaign to celebrate schools and promote college access

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Unified School District announced today the expansion of a campaign to further encourage district students to pursue a higher education. Led by Local District East, the campaign features local youth who were admitted to various colleges and universities, and more importantly, represents the determination of students who set a goal to reach their full potential. The expanded campaign also features elementary and middle school students who are participating in many of the academic enrichment programs offered by the district, such as the STEAM Academy, Visual and Performing Arts, and Computer Science. These programs introduce students to college and career pathways and further support the local district’s mission to prepare students as “Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow.” Most of the students featured are or will be the first in their families to attend college.

“We want all students to take the first step toward postsecondary education by staying focused in school and taking full advantage of the multitude of resources the district has to offer,” said Jose Huerta, Local District East Superintendent. “We are excited to feature students from schools such as Bell High School, Nimitz Middle School, Nueva Vista Elementary School, Tweedy Elementary School, Legacy Complex—South Gate, Griffin Elementary, Nightingale Middle School, Lincoln High School and thank them for their support of this project.” “We also would like to thank the City of Bell, City of South Gate, and County Supervisor Hilda Solis for partnering with us and allowing us to display our banners in their respective cities.

The campaign website, also provides an interactive map of all elementary, middle, span, and high schools, including the newest addition to Local District East, Maywood Center for Enriched Studies (MaCES). The website includes all the banners displayed throughout Local District East and a video showing the various programs and career pathways Local District East offers, and testimonials from Local District East students, teachers, and key administrators that highlight innovative programs and partnerships to help students succeed.

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Contact: Shannon Haber (213) 241-6766

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