Great Public Schools NOW

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Amount:
$50,000
Year:
2020
Field of Interest:
Vulnerable Populations
Program Name:
One Family LA
Grant Type:
COVID-19 Response
Grant Website
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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Founded in 2016, Great Public Schools NOW (GPSN) is dedicated to ensuring all Los Angeles students receive a high-quality education by accelerating the growth of highquality public schools. GPSN is a philanthropic nonprofit that invests in schools, organizations, and initiatives that catalyze excellence in public education, convene leaders, and uplift public understanding to advocate for great public schools.

GRANT PURPOSE

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Great Public Schools NOW and over 30 of its nonprofit partners launched One Family LA on March 14, 2020 to support the most vulnerable Los Angeles families in meeting their basic needs. One Family LA deploys funds rapidly and directly to low-income families with children enrolled in LAUSD, providing immediate relief and the flexibility to prioritize their needs during this crisis.

One Family LA is grateful for the support of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. This grant enabled us to provide 300 families that were experiencing economic hardship during the pandemic funding to provide for their loved ones by paying for rent, food, and other necessities. Overall, the campaign raised $1.9 million and supported over 4,000 families. 

Ana F. Ponce
Executive Director, Great Public Schools NOW