Seizing the Moment to Transform Education

By Marisa Saunders and Karen Hunter Quartz Back to School Artwork by Miguel, Ms. Gallardo’s Den 1 Class The back-to-school challenge is enormous: re-engage students and families in learning online,…
Rainbow artwork

August 2020 Newsletter

This month, as our community schools prepare to start the school year online, we share a newly released series of images that capture what deeper learning looked like before schools…
Kids and mural

Partnering through Art to Imagine Bright Futures

By:Nawal Salim, Patricia Rivas, Children’s InstituteBlanca Campos Montoya, Mann UCLA Community Schoolwith Marisa Saunders, UCLA Center for Community Schooling Beginning in June, a group approximately 20 rising sophomores and juniors…
Drawing of a wolf

July 2020 Newsletter

This month, we celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision on June 18th to uphold DACA. We are also inspired by the thousands of community school youth and teacher activists who filled…

June 2020 Newsletter

This month, we celebrate the Class of 2020! Graduates of the UCLA Community School are preparing for bright postsecondary futures–61% to 4-year colleges and 32% to 2-year colleges. In our…

Infrastructuring Student Agency

This report highlights how support for student agency at the UCLA Community School was distributed across district policy, school organization, instructional practices, stakeholder collaborations, attention to student identity development, and connections to the broader school community.

We Will Never Walk Alone

By Hector Almendarez I am a high school senior graduating from UCLA Community School (UCLA CS) located in Koreatown in Central Los Angeles. UCLA CS is what I called my…

A Community School in Virtual Times

By Darlene Tieu At Mann UCLA Community School, it has been imperative that what I teach is important and relevant to our students. Why teach about the chemistry of how…