LA’s BEST Alumni making connections.

Did you attend LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program?

LA’s BEST continues to support you – long after you’ve graduated from elementary school! Join LA’s BEST Alumni: Leading LA so you can:

  • Pay it forward by supporting current LA’s BEST students.
  • Reconnect with childhood friends and build community, both personally and professionally.
  • Impact Los Angeles with the network’s collective energy for good.

Join LA’s BEST Alumni: Leading LA to receive updates on upcoming events and resources!

Click here to join the LA’s BEST Alumni Network Facebook Group! You will connect with other alumni, receive updates about events, share LA’s BEST stories and photos and learn about resources and opportunities.

Click here to RSVP for the networking event by Monday, October 4th.

Save the date and join us for LA’s BEST’s Alumni Networking Event on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30PM! The event will start with a panel discussion followed by breakout rooms for Q&A.


Bill Mayne | Senior Vice President Operations, Milani Cosmetics

Isabel Galbraith| Former English Lecturer at Howard University

Mona Sobhani | Cognitive Neuroscientist, Author

Robin Manzer | Director of Institutional Giving Development, LA’s BEST

Alumni Mirla Urzua, Hillside Elementary 1990 and Education Consultant, with Dante Urzua, Hillside Elementary 1990 and Teacher.
“I first got involved with LA’s BEST when I attended Hillside Elementary in Lincoln Heights in the third and fourth grades. The program truly served as the blueprint that laid the foundation to my career as a writer. In just two years I benefited incredibly, and now I want to do my part so that these programs not only survive, but thrive and continue shaping young, bright minds.”
– Miguel Melendez, Writer/Producer, TMZ, LA's BEST Alumni & BEST Friends Board Member
LA's BEST alumni Baron Davis, South Park Elementary 1990 and two- time NBA All Star, with Eric Gurna, President & CEO, LA's BEST.

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For more information and how to get involved, please contact Zoe Coate at or call 213.978.0801.

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