Read how Lizzette and her family benefited from LA's BEST because they didn't have the income or time for extracurricular activities.
Read how Erendida connects to LA’s BEST as both a staff member and as a parent.
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.
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.
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.
How Cristina found a sense of belonging and a family at 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.
A former LA’s BEST staff member describes how she still feels very connected to our organization and how her love for our organization has inspired her current work.
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 Wendy Ruiz tells us how LA’s BEST introduced her to a world she never knew.