Creating Persistent Community: The Challenge of Aligning Supports for First-Generation College-going Students

In this report, we study the experience of seven cohorts of students (n=597) from the UCLA Community School and track their pathways to and through college using four measures: (1) postsecondary plans, (2) immediate college enrollment, (3) college persistence (first to second year, and four-year pathways), (4) college completion (within six years). Overall, the school is preparing almost all graduates to enter college and college enrollment and initial persistence rates are higher than the national average.

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November 2020 Newsletter

This week, tens of thousands of California seniors are submitting their applications to the state’s public universities–many the first in their families to do so. In this newsletter, we share…

Embracing Hope and Opportunity Amidst a Pandemic

By Ariana Dimagiba, Bella Martinez (left), and Nyslai Bolanos (right) This November students across the district and state will be submitting their college applications to California’s public universities. While this…

October 2020 Newsletter

This month, we celebrate partnerships, and lead with a story about the power of youth-adult partnerships in afterschool programs. We also share findings from a new research-practice partnership on the process…
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UCLA Community School 2019-20 Annual Report: The Power of Community

This year’s annual report focuses on the school’s strong sense of community and the collective agency of educators, students, families, and UCLA partners in response to the pandemic and Spring 2020 school closure. Alongside our annual demographics and dashboard indicators, we share a set of core practice narratives that bring to life the power of community to support the well-being and education of its members.

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Integrated Data Systems: Informing Student Supports in Community Schools

This brief documents the efforts of two university-assisted community schools—UCLA Community School and Mann UCLA Community School—to systematize the delivery and efficacy of a range of student supports, services and learning opportunities through locally designed integrated data systems (IDS).

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Mann UCLA Community School 2019-20 Annual Report: Preparing Active & Critical Participants in Society

Mann UCLA Community School is a university-assisted neighborhood public school within the Los Angeles Unified School District. In 2016, UCLA partnered with Horace Mann Middle School to help reimagine the school as a K-12 community school, building on the strengths of the community as well as the success of the Robert F. Kennedy UCLA Community School in Pico Union/Koreatown. To share our story and progress during the high school’s third year, this annual report focuses on preparing students to be active and critical participants in society.

September 2020 Newsletter

The 2020-21 school year is underway and we are pleased to highlight how community schools are seizing the current moment to transform teaching and learning. We celebrate the first class…
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