Category Archives: News & Announcements

Center for Powerful Public Schools to Lead Workshops at the 2017 Linked Learning Convention in Oakland

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Five Center for Powerful Public School senior leaders and education specialists will be leading three workshops at the 2017 Linked Learning Convention in Oakland, CA on January 23-25 at the Marriott Oakland City Center. More than 1,200 leaders in education, business, workforce development, and policy gather at the Linked Learning Convention each year. To learn […]


2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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Thank you to everyone who submitted a review to GreatNonprofits.org. With your help, Center for Powerful Public Schools is now a 2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit on GreatNonprofits.org. Each year, GreatNonprofits-a review site like TripAdvisor-honors highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2016 Top-Rated Awards. If you have not submitted a review and would like to do so, click here. […]


Los Angeles High School Students Demonstrate “Linked Learning” Approach for Washington, DC Policymakers

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On October 18th, policymakers representing the federal government and selected state governments will see Linked Learning in action during a visit to two Los Angeles high schools organized by the Alliance for Excellent Education and partner organizations such as the Center for Powerful Public Schools. The Linked Learning instructional approach combines rigorous academics, high-quality career […]


New Linked Learning Alliance Governance to Support Quality Linked Learning

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ellen P. Holton Director of Communications 213.250.1204 eholton@powerfuled.org New Linked Learning Alliance Governance to Support Quality Linked Learning Los Angeles, CA (February 22, 2016) – The Linked Learning Alliance has appointed Jeanne Fauci, executive director of Center for Powerful Public Schools as one of six newly selected members of its Board […]


Listen Up

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Listen Up Congratulations to Leon A. Popa, a 9th grade student and Anne Uphoff, the art teacher at STEM Academy of Hollywood who won the Grand Prize with nearly 2,700 entries in the Triarco Art Contest: “Are you listening?” When asked how he decided to draw the ear, he said his passion to study the anatomy […]


New Partnership with the Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance

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Center for Powerful Public Schools is excited to announce a new community partnership with the Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance. The Center is one of 12 organizations, across 10 nationwide cities that have been rewarded grants from the Youth Opportunity Fund, part of Citi Foundation’s Youth Opportunity Fund. Center for Powerful Public Schools will […]


PREP 4 SUCCESS Summer Bridge 2015

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PREP 4 SUCCESS Summer Bridge The summer before high school is the time where students are typically known to sleep in, catch up on their favorite TV shows and meet up with friends. But for a number of the incoming freshman at 18 Los Angeles Unified High Schools, it’s time for the 2015 PREP 4 SUCCESS Summer […]


Leaving a Legacy

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The transition years are the most difficult for students. One critical transition is the one from middle school to high school. The first 9th Grade linked learning project which students complete at The School for Visual Arts and Humanities not only provides an excellent introduction to project-based learning, but a good way for ninth graders […]


Graduate Profile

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If you know where you are going, it’s much easier to get there. In my work as Linked Learning Program Associate at the Center one of the first services I provide schools is to help them develop a graduate profile. The graduate profile serves as a compass point towards which all of the work of […]


Preparing Our Incoming Freshmen

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Miguel Contreras School of Business and Tourism (B&T) hosts’ incoming freshmen at Summer Bridge 2014 Shortly after 8th grade promotion, a group of eager students began the Center’s Summer Bridge program at Miguel Contreras School of Business & Tourism. The unfamiliar school campus with its long halls and lockers would be their home for the […]