HOW THE FUND WORKS
The L.A. Education Recovery Fund is a collective philanthropic effort, managed by Great Public Schools Now, focused on expanding quality programs that address the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on low-income students in Los Angeles. These impacts have exacerbated historical inequities and surfaced an urgent need to provide our most impacted students access to comprehensive recovery support to make up for learning loss, provide access to enrichment, and support their emotional healing.
The L.A. Education Recovery Fund is a multi-year initiative with an immediate focus on increasing access to summer enrichment programs.
The Steering Committee is an advisory body that makes funding recommendations and provides critical input to guide the work of the L.A. Education Recovery Fund. The Steering Committee is in formation but will include representation from Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Unified School District, City of Los Angeles, local philanthropic institutions, community-based nonprofits, parents, teachers, and students.
The L.A. Education Recovery Fund is primarily staffed by members of the Great Public Schools Now team but also has staffing support from other Steering Committee organization members. The Working Team is responsible for identifying, funding and overseeing investments, leading fundraising efforts, coordinating media outreach, and convening partners to influence longer-term solutions.