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Achieve LA aims to enhance educational equity and upward mobility in our most underserved and under-resourced communities by offering a pathway for persistence to graduation and career for youth in Los Angeles.
BACKGROUND Launched in 2018, Achieve LA is a partnership between Cal State LA and the LA Y to provide local youth pathways for persistence toward higher education and career.
Achieve LA leverages the YMCA’s Cradle to Career Success Initiative that targets the four YMCA Metro LA branches facing the greatest academic and community needs: Crenshaw Family, Southeast-Rio Vista, Weingart East LA and Weingart Wellness and Aquatic Center YMCAs.
PROGRAMMING STATEMENT Achieve LA offers a menu of core and customized programming to PK-16 students and their families year-round.
Cal State LA and the LA Y are committed to making college awareness and preparation central to youth and parent programming.
INTENDED PARTICIPANTS Achieve LA is intended to support both students and parents along the pathway to college or career success.