Our Purpose

Creating and sustaining powerful public schools is essential to advancing equity across our society, economy and democracy. Powerful public schools provide every student with a personalized learning experience that is relevant, rigorous in its academics, and effective in preparing each young person for college, career and life.

Center for Powerful Public Schools (formerly Los Angeles Small Schools Center) has been a leader in education since 2003. The Center provides technical and instructional support to schools and school districts in order to improve learning and teaching throughout the Greater Los Angeles region. Our mission-driven approach responds directly to the critical needs of schools by leveraging best practices from applied research and strong partnerships with leaders in the field of business, philanthropy and the public sector. Our primary services include Linked Learning, Instructional Coaching, Extended Learning opportunities, Educational Management and Public School Advocacy.