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Youth Policy Institute: Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood Funder Briefing

Friday, June 21, 2013
12:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy Lab Building, 6322 De Longpre Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028
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"I have been instrumentally involved in the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood for the past three years. It was a historic day for Los Angeles when the Youth Policy Institute was awarded the $30 million implementation grant in December. Promise Neighborhoods is a vital initiative for our City and will be a key component of my community transformation strategy."
-Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti
On behalf of LA n Sync, Southern California Grantmakers, Deputy Mayor Aileen Adams and distinguished co-hosts, you are invited to participate in a luncheon briefing on the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood to learn more about how this innovative public/private partnership will make lasting changes in Los Angeles. 

The briefing will feature:
  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor-elect City of Los Angeles
  • John Deasy, Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Tim Robbins, The Actors’ Gang
  • Dixon Slingerland, Executive Director, Youth Policy Institute


Youth Policy Institute (YPI) was awarded a $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education  in December 2012, one of only seven awards nationwide and the highest scoring application in the country, to build on its successful cradle-to-college-and-career, place-based model, in the communities of Pacoima and Hollywood. 
Participants will learn about the 19 neighborhood schools that will be transformed through Promise Neighborhood as well as the 18,000 neighborhood youth who will be part of this comprehensive effort to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty. 

Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood Funder Briefing Co-Hosts:
  • Aileen Adams, Deputy Mayor, Office of Strategic Partnerships, City of Los Angeles
  • Bob Annibale, Global Director, Citi Community Development
  • Leonard Aube, Executive Director, The Annenberg Foundation and LA n Sync
  • Cara Esposito, Executive Director, The Leonetti/O’Connell Foundation
  • Christine Essel, President, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Nike Irvin, Vice President, Programs, California Community Foundation
  • Magic Johnson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Magic Johnson Foundation
  • Antonio Manning, Regional Executive, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase


This program will be attended by funders and other stakeholders associated with the initiative.



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