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Palindrome Hosts Los Angeles Salon with After-School All-Stars

Posted by Palindrome Advisors on November 29, 2011



The Palindrome community of advisors, nonprofit partners came together for an evening of networking, discussions on education, charter schools, and the ASAS program.

Guest Speakers included:

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them achieve in school and life.  Our goal is to identify and fuel our student’s individual passions by tying their interests to tailored academic support, enrichment activities and sports.  By creating lasting relationships with our students and incorporating service learning, we equip our All-Stars with the confidence and skills to become productive members of their community.   After-School All-Stars gives its students a safe-haven during the “danger zone” hours of 3pm-6pm – the time of day when youth violence, drug use, and other delinquent behaviors are mostly likely to occur.  We provide effective and thoughtful supports to fight against the high school drop-out and obesity crises and to ready our students for fulfilling careers in the modern workforce. ASAS serves over 81,000 low-income, at-risk youth at 453 Title I schools in 12 major cities across the country — from New York to Hawaii. 90% of ASAS students are minority, 85% qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program and nearly 70% are in the middle school grades
Los Angeles Fund for Public Education

The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education will jumpstart the transformation of Los Angeles Unified School District into one of the world’s most successful public education systems. The LA Fund is an independent non-profit organization that will raise private philanthropic dollars, invest those funds in innovative programs, and engage the public to dramatically improve student achievement.

Bright Star Schools

Bright Star Schools is a growing charter school management organization that operates two tuition-free public charter schools – Stella Middle Charter Academy and Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy – in the West Adams and Lennox/Westchester communities of Los Angeles. Our third school, Rise Ko Hyang Charter Academy, will open in Koreatown in Fall, 2012.  Bright Star' mission is to open minds and doors by providing a strong college-preparatory education, offering our students individual attention and teaching them the skills necessary to make good life choices. Through Bright Star’s culture of personal responsibility, respect and accountability, students learn to be conscientious, compassionate, and creative members of our diverse communities. Bright Star began serving students in 2003 with an enrollment of 120 5th and 6th graders. This year, Bright Star will serve nearly 1000 students in grades 5-12.  Bright Star Secondary earned an API score of 842, ranking it among the top five public high schools in Los Angeles.

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