We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our 20th program, in which we will be supporting 60 students at Frank D. Parent School in Inglewood. We need your help to ensure that we are able to offer our newest students the same in-depth and comprehensive support we have been providing to under-served youth for the last 30 years. From college field trips and arts programs, to academic tutoring, counseling services and mentoring, we work with our students all the way to high school transitioning into college and beyond, to provide everything in our power to help them achieve lasting success.
The students of Program 20, like all of our students, come from an under-resourced community:
- 21% of the population lives below the poverty level.
- 74% of Frank D. Parents’ students qualify for free or reduced meals.
- 68% of the school’s students did not meet state testing standards for English.
- 85% did not meet state standards for Math.
Program 20 will be led by Chaznae Walker, a dedicated IHADLA staff member who’s worked as a Program Coordinator in Inglewood since 2006.
“We are so excited to work with these wonderful young people in the coming years in order to help them reach their full academic and professional potential,” said Pamela Miller, IHADLA’s CEO. “We believe that our programming model, combined with our fruitful partnership with IUSD, provides an effective method for breaking the cycle of generational poverty. Most importantly, we are dedicated to helping our newest students achieve their dreams,” said Miller.