2014-09-02

One in five students will drop out of LAUSD before they ever receive a high school diploma. This dropout problem is called a crisis for good reason – it poses a real and urgent risk to our criminal justice system, our workforce, and our economy overall.  But the good news is it’s entirely preventable.

Now you can do your part.

Today, public voting opened for this year's LA2050 Grants Challenge, where City Year Los Angeles and Partnership for LA Schools will compete against 59 other non-profits for $100,000 to support our work at two of L.A.’s most historically challenged schools, Jordan and Roosevelt High Schools. These are schools where kids are far more likely to drop out than get a high school diploma.

With your help, City Year L.A. and PLAS will expand our work to help the most at-risk kids get back on track to graduation. 

All we need from you is 5 minutes.

VOTE for Us 

  1. Visit City Year's project page: cityyear.la/vote
  2. Click "Vote for this idea" to vote for our entry.
  3. Log in with your GOOD account. If you don’t have a GOOD account, it’s free to join. All you need is an email address or a Facebook account to register. (If you use an email address, you will be emailed a link that you need to click in order to verify your address).
  4. Once you’ve voted, you’ll get a notification at the top of the screen and an email verifying that your vote has been counted!

TELL your friends to vote for us too.

Now that you cast your vote, tell others to do the same on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and plain old e-mail. The only way will win $100,000 is if we get enough supporters like you to spread the word and help us get more votes.

Together we can make LA a better place for ALL kids to learn!

Let’s win this.

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