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.

Community Connections Scholarship

The LA’s BEST Alumni Scholarship helps alumni continue to create lives full of choices beyond their time at LA’s BEST. Are you currently involved in an organization that serves the greater Los Angeles community? Apply today for the $500 LA’s BEST Community Connections Alumni Scholarship!

Click here to apply! 

Applications are due Monday, June 7, 2021 by 9PM. LA’s BEST employees are encouraged to apply, but can’t use employment with LA’s BEST as part of the application.

For more information:

Scholarship FAQ

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Alumni Scholarship June 2021


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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