Bringing innovative learning opportunities to LA's BEST students.

Partnerships help make our program more engaging.

Thanks to our partnerships with corporations, small businesses, universities and other non-profit organizations, LA’s BEST is able to offer students activities that encourage exploration and creativity, and nurture their intellectual, emotional and physical development.

Programmatic partners help launch new initiatives that are aligned with our shared values and goals, provide support for ongoing activities and facilitate pilot projects that can scale nationally.

Special thanks to Los Angeles County Arts & Culture for funding artists residencies including hip-hop dance, musical theater and ballet in 2023! 

Author and former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin visits LA's BEST through our JPL partnership.
Since 1999, NASA-JPL has brought hundreds of engineers to meet and mentor students and helped create our Celebrate Science Program. They also donated the Imagine Mars curriculum in which students design a sustainable community on Mars based on analyzing their own community and then present their community to engineers at NASA-JPL (and go on a tour!).
As a generous supporter since 2007, in addition to sponsoring events, Mattel, Inc., donated Hot Wheels® Speedometry™ kits in 2017 that encourage inquiry and real-world, problem-based learning through play, hands-on activities and in-depth lesson plans to every LA’s BEST site. Mattel also funded the training for our staff so they can learn how to use the materials to engage students.
LA’s BEST shares a great point of pride with the LA84 Foundation — we are both legacies of Mayor Tom Bradley. LA84 has been one of our most steadfast partners since 1988, and they continue to provide visionary leadership and financial support to ensure LA’s BEST students are 'Life Ready Through Sport,' and that girls have equal access to the life skills and values developed by participation in youth sports.
LA's BEST former President and CEO Eric Gurna with Renata Simril, LA84 Foundation President and CEO.

We provide a range of opportunities for companies and non-profits interested in engaging our students in meaningful ways and strengthening the greater Los Angeles community.

To explore a Programmatic Partnership with LA’s BEST, please contact Cassandra Krause at or 213.978.0801.

Programmatic Partnerships include:

AARP Foundation Experience Corps
Air Force Association
Bark Avenue Foundation
Brotherhood Crusade
CA Council Economic Education (watch this video of our partnership in action)
California Science Center
California State Parks
Clever Crazes
Common Threads
Girls Too Can Do It!
Girls Who Code
Harold Robinson Foundation
Heal the Bay Foundation
Japan America Society of Southern California
Joy of Athletics
Junior Achievement
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
LA Plaza de Cultura & Arte
LA84 Foundation
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Sparks
Los Angeles Virtuosi
Mama Earth
Marciano Art Foundation
Mattel, Inc.
NASA/ Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ready, Set Gold
Sanford Harmony at National University
Skirball Cultural Center
SOHO Impact
Southern California Youth Ultimate
Super League Gaming
Think Ten Media & Ramon Hamilton
U.S. Soccer Foundation
United Airlines
University of California Cooperative Extension
Viver Brasil
A World Fit 4 Kids