Friends of the Family is a comprehensive family resource center known for pioneering innovative, practical programs where families are recognized as central to a child’s well being and are supported to build on their skills and strengths. US is proud to partner with Friends of the Family to bring our intergenerational Neighborhood Voices community program to residents ages 10 – 65+ to Pacoima since 2009.
An arts education stewarded by a combination of classroom teachers, arts teachers, parents and a collaborative arts community guarantees student access to a world of creative thinking, learning and growing. Through our Arts Community Network, LAUSD supports organizations that enhance our students’ arts education experience. When we send professional teaching artists directly into the classroom, it transforms the learning environment. When students visit a museum, theater, concert hall, or cultural institution, they deepen their understanding of our city and our world.
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH), with a budget of approximately $2.4 billion, is the largest county-operated mental health department in the United States, directly operating programs in more than 85 sites, and providing services through contract programs and LACDMH staff at approximately 300 sites co-located with other County departments, schools, courts and various organizations. Each year, the County contracts with close to 1,000 organizations and individual practitioners to provide a variety of mental health-related services. On average, more than 250,000 County residents of all ages are served every year.
The LA County probation Department runs 13 probation camps and 3 juvenile halls throughout Los Angeles County that house adolescents caught up in the juvenile justice system. US has partnered with LA County Probation to bring our flagship Youth Theatre Residency Program to the minors incarcerated at Camp David Gonzales in Calabasas, Central Juvenile hall in Downtown Los Angeles, Camp Glenn Rockey in San Dimas, Camp Miller (boys) and Camp Scott (girls), also in Calabasas.
Second largest in the nation, the Los Angeles Unified School District serves over 600,000 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade at over 1,000 schools. The District also has over 200 independently-operated public charter schools, authorized by the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education. Mission: Embracing our diversity to educate L.A.’s youth, ensure academic achievement and empower tomorrow’s leaders. We are L.A. Unified
Supervisor Sheila James Kuehl was first elected to represent Los Angeles County’s Third District on November 4, 2014 and was reelected to her second term on November 6, 2018. As a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and immediate past Chair, she has led the way and worked on a great many initiatives and motions to improve people’s lives and reform systems in the County.