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.
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.
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.
Jessie shares how she built a meaningful relationship with a troubled student, which made the student's mother feel supported.
Alumni Dennise Amaya tells us about how she found safety and support at LA's BEST.
Alumni Ashley Ramirez-Martinez explains how LA's BEST helped her navigate the educational system, and how it empowered her to pursue a career in medicine.
Alumni Arturo Flores reflects on the impact of LA's BEST on his life, family, and community.