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.

Applications for the Summer Learning Program 2023 and academic year 2023-24 will be available on Monday. May 1, 2023.

Las solicitudes para el Programa de Aprendizaje de Verano 2023 y el año académico 2023-24 estarán disponibles el lunes. 1 de mayo de 2023.

What's Happening?

Apply to LA's BEST

Enroll your child at one of our afterschool program sites today! We serve nearly 200 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 200 a las escuelas primarias del LAUSD en todo Los Ángeles. Para obtener información importante y completar la solicitud, haga clic aquí.

UCLA CRESST Evaluation Results

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.

See the power of your contributions!

Our Stories

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