We believe that education is a catalytic agent for improving not only a child's future, but a whole neighborhood. 

Strategic Goals of the Education Working Group

  • Improve school-readiness
  • Improve grade promotion and graduation rates at all levels
  • Improve student preparedness for college and career
  • Increase college readiness, enrollment, and graduation



Jesse Noonan, Ed.D. Chief Academic Officer, YPI
Jesse Noonan, Ed.D., is Chief Academic Officer, providing a broad range of support to schools to dramatically accelerate student outcomes. She also leads the Gear Up and Promise Corps initiatives for YPI. Jesse is a LAUSD graduate. Jesse began her career as a high school English teacher at Locke High School, Los Angeles and subsequently moved into alternative education, earning her Administrative Credential, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice at Loyola Marymount University. 



The Actor’s Gang

Alma Community Outreach


Bard MAT College

Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood

City Year

Communities in Schools

Create Now

Earth Echo International

First 5 LA

Gear UP 4 LA

The Harmony Project

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)

Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC) / Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE)

L.A.C.E.R Afterschool Programs

Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD)

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP)

P.F Bresee Foundation

SIATech, Inc. Charter High School


UCLA Community Based Learning Program (CBL)

USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation

Youth Policy Institute (YPI)