UCLA Community School: Open House at Innovative Pilot School, April 29

The pilot school seeks to shape students into self-directed learners, masters of academic content and skills, and active participants in society.

The UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) and Principal Leyda Garcia welcome the public to an open house at UCLA Community School on Monday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. Students, faculty, and staff will speak to visitors on the School’s vision, achievements, and challenges as a K-12 institution serving a high-density, low income population in the Koreatown and Pico-Union communities of Los Angeles. Following this introduction to the School, there will also be a tour of campus and in-class observations.

Located at the RFK Community Schools Complex on the former site of the Ambassador Hotel, the School opened its doors in 2009. As a vibrant site of engaged scholarship, the school advances UCLA’s mission of teaching, research, and service to the wider Los Angeles community. Hundreds of UCLA students, staff and faculty from more than 26 units across campus have engaged and meaningfully interacted with the school in a wide range of programs and initiatives through the unique partnership among the university, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the local community.

UCLA Community School, one of the first pilot schools in Los Angeles, is positioned as a catalyst for change in K-12 public education within LAUSD, California, and the nation. Its mission is to shape students into self-directed, passionate learners, masters of academic content and skills, and critical, active participants in society. To help achieve these goals, the School provides a bi-literate, bi-lingual, and multicultural environment, where dual language instruction supports learning in Spanish or Korean alongside English.

Admission to the event is free; however, space is limited. RSVPs in advance are necessary.

To attend, please RSVP to Emily Strand at estrand@support.ucla.edu. For more information about the event, please click here or contact the GSE&IS Office of External Relations at 310-206-0375.

To learn more about UCLA Community School, click here.


Photo by Elena Zhokova