Explore. Engage. Expand.
LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program plays a vital role in the lives of unique and talented elementary school students who attend nearly 200 LAUSD schools in neighborhoods with the fewest resources yet the greatest needs.
Every school day, each LA’s BEST student receives a nutritious meal, help with their homework and the opportunity to participate in a wide array of enrichment activities.
We are hiring!
Work in your community (from San Pedro to Pacoima, and Venice to East LA) and be a role model for kids! LA’s BEST offers great benefits and professional development. Start your dream job today! Click here for more details.
LA’s BEST engages children creatively, emotionally, intellectually and physically, empowering them to explore and discover the opportunities in their lives. We inspire and prepare children to create lives full of choices.
Responding to COVID-19
Our mission to keep kids engaged, provide social and emotional connection and support working families remains paramount.
Los Angeles’ most chic and delicious annual event was on Thursday, October 13, 2022. The LA’s BEST Community gathered for garden-infused cocktails, hors d’oeuvres personally created by local noteworthy chefs and generously hosted by Chef Neal Fraser and Amy Knoll Fraser in their beautiful garden at Redbird | Vibiana. Check out photos on Facebook/Meta and Instagram Highlights!
Apply to LA's BEST
Enroll your child at one of our afterschool program sites today! We serve 198 LAUSD elementary schools throughout Los Angeles. For important information and complete the application, click here. ¡Inscriba a su hijo en uno de nuestros sitios del programa después de clases hoy! Servimos 198 a las escuelas primarias del LAUSD en todo Los Ángeles. Para obtener información importante y completar la solicitud, haga clic aquí.
President & CEO
David Anderson is the new President & CEO of LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program. Born and raised in Los Angeles, David is an energetic leader in the afterschool field. David has two decades of experience in the sector and a business mind woven in passion and care for positive change. Read more about David here.
LA's BEST Featured on In Focus SoCal from Spectrum News1
Learn more about our impact across Los Angeles and response to the COVID-19 pandemic from Site Coordinator Carlos Munoz on In Focus SoCal on Spectrum News1! Prior to our segment (which starts at minute 11:20) is an interview with new LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.
LA's BEST Connects
LA’s BEST Connects provides engaging content for students, vital resources for families, and an avenue for LA’s BEST staff to reach out and connect with the communities we serve. LA’s BEST Connects proporciona contenido atractivo para los estudiantes, recursos vitales para las familias y una vía para que personal de LA’s BEST se comuniquen y se conecten con las comunidades a las que servimos.
UCLA CRESST Evaluation Results
The recently published UCLA CRESST research report finds that elementary school children who attend LA’s BEST were less likely to drop out and more likely to graduate high school than those students who never participated in the program. Click here to for a summary of the study or click here to read the full report.
A curated collection of stories that shows the impact of LA’s BEST across Los Angeles.
Explore how our staff are connecting with students and families and the long-term influence LA’s BEST has on the lives of our alumni.Read About Our Impact