The Al Minturn Humanitarian Site Coordinator Award recognizes Site Coordinators who promote the health, happiness, and wellbeing of those in the LA’s BEST community.
The Carla Sanger Leadership Award honors and recognizes an LA’s BEST employee who demonstrates exceptional leadership and visionary qualities.
This award represents Rebecca's belief that all the staff can make a meaningful impact.
June Sale’s unwavering dedication to social justice and the protection of children’s rights serves as an inspiring example to us all.
Read how Lizzette and her family benefited from LA's BEST because they didn't have the income or time for extracurricular activities.
Mariah Spillers describes the hands-on leadership experience that helped her pursue her career goals.
Edith shares the positive impact of hands-on learning through her experience with building gardens and outdoor learning centers alongside students.
Read how Erendida connects to LA’s BEST as both a staff member and as a parent.
Zach tells us why he relocated his family to work for LA’s BEST.
Maria tells us how, for 27 years, she has felt supported as a professional and as an individual.
Alumni Justin Zepeda shares how his discovery of football at LA’s BEST earned him a football scholarship to college.
Alumni Darío Herrera recounts how his time on the Dance & Drill team impacted his childhood and beyond.
A story of kindness, compassion and leadership.
From “luau day” to handing out stickers, read how George Lee brought a sense of community and joy to the Grab & Go sites.
Read how a student’s love for basketball -- and support from staff member George Lee -- taught him valuable life lessons and helped him succeed in school.
Alumni Miguel found confidence in his writing skills thanks to his LA's BEST Coach's support. Now, he leads a successful career as a journalist, writer, and producer.
Watch this video of Vanessa talking about memories and lessons learned at LA's BEST, and its impact on her and the community.
Alumni Mayra shares how she developed her learning skills and stepped out of her comfort zone to become who she is today.
Denise goes from West Africa to West Los Angeles to find herself "in yet another type of war zone".
How Samantha learned to take the initiative in LA’s BEST.