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AUGUST 30, 2023

Join us for a magical evening to Share The Journey on Wednesday, August 30 at BMO Stadium. Together, we will help students and staff chart their journey to become who they want to be and ready for the world.


MARCH 14, 2023

Participate in the California Afterschool & Summer Challenge on March 14, 2023 in Sacramento! Advocate with us to improve the lives of children, families and communities served by LA’s BEST and afterschool programs across the state.

OCTOBER 13, 2022

Los Angeles’ most chic and delicious annual event was on Thursday, October 13 this year. The LA’s BEST Community gathered for garden-infused cocktails and hors d’oeuvres personally created by local noteworthy chefs and was generously hosted by Chef Neal Fraser and Amy Knoll Fraser in their beautiful garden at Redbird | Vibiana. 

MAY 19, 2022

Our 2022 gala Shine Bright was held on May 19th, 2022, at Banc of California Stadium, where we dined, danced and celebrated the impact of our work. It was an exquisite and inspiring evening of fundraising and celebration under the stars.

MARCH 15, 2022

Participate in the virtual California Afterschool & Summer Challenge March 15 & 16, 2022! Advocate with us to improve the lives of children, families and communities served by LA's BEST and afterschool programs across the state.

NOVEMBER 10, 2021

Thank you for joining us for Los Angeles' most chic and delicious event! Locally Grown was a night filled with garden-infused cocktails, hors d’oeuvres personally created by local noteworthy chefs and a foodie-inspired auction in Neal Fraser and Amy Knoll Fraser’s beautiful garden at Redbird.

MAY 13, 2021

Essential Connections was a great success! Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who participated in the virtual event! Please click here to watch the show!. We are honored that Michaela Pereira, our longtime supporter and anchor of Good Day LA, hosted the event. She is joined by heartfelt messages from our staff, kids and parents and videos celebrating our honorees.

JULY 25, 2020

Black Santa, Alumni Baron Davis & LA's BEST Presents: Christmas in July! Celebrate and tune into our live-stream that promotes multicultural learning, highlights community leaders, and supports LA's BEST, hosted by LA's BEST Alumni Baron Davis and Michaela Pereira.  https://www.facebook.com/lasbest/videos/895601747512235

This event is postponed.. We are committed to the health and wellbeing of all our stakeholders and thank Mayor Eric Garcetti for his directives to help keep us safe. Unfortunately, we must postpone our upcoming event, Locally Grown: A Garden Party. We are grateful to our hosts Chef Neal Fraser and Amy Knoll Fraser and to the fourteen participating chefs. Until we confirm the new date, we encourage you to visit their top-rated restaurants when the time is right (and many of them deliver!).

MARCH 29, 2020

Celebrate Science & Engineering Fair has been cancelled.. As an LAUSD partnership, we follow all district policies and guidance. The district announced that as of Monday (3/16) all schools will be closed.

FEBRUARY 08, 2020

Community Jam for Peace ~ A Student Performance Showcase.

Community Jam for Peace is an annual performing arts showcase where students illustrate their visions for a more peaceful and just world and showcase the positive life choices they are making. Groups of students perform skits, dances, poems and songs before their peers, families, supporters and public officials.

MAY 31, 2019

Dine, Drink & Donate in support of LA's BEST. Join influential young professionals for an evening of drinking great wine, beer and spirits, eating tasty treats and bidding on bespoke experiences. Click here to view photos from previous unWINEdLA events.

unWINEdLA, LA’s BEST signature young professionals fundraising event, brings together more than 500 savvy Angelenos who care about LA’s youth.

Community-wide Events

These signature events bring together LA’s BEST families, supporters and city officials from across Los Angeles to highlight our children’s accomplishments throughout the year. Each year, our students participate in the Family Health Festival, Community Jam for Peace, Celebrate Science & Engineering Fair and the Dance & Drill Team Showcase. Community-wide Events expand horizons for our students and give them opportunities for intellectual, social, physical, and creative engagement.

Fundraising Events

Fundraising Events bring together the LA’s BEST community to celebrate the program’s impact and raise funds to provide a safe and engaging afterschool program for students across Los Angeles. Fundraising events include opportunities to engage with LA’s BEST students and programs, as well as other LA’s BEST supporters. Past fundraising events have honored Senator Barbara Boxer, Elizabeth Banks, Baron Davis, Usher, Michaela Pereira, will.i.am, Kaiser Permanente and many others.