Los Angeles Education Corps manages seven charter high school campuses in some of Los Angeles County's most impoverished neighborhoods under College Bridge Academy (Watts, Inglewood, Compton and East LA) and The Education Corps (South LA, Pico Union, and Long Beach). Since 2008, promising young people have come to us looking for a second chance at a high school diploma, and then are inspired to reach the impossible dream of a college education. From 2012-2015 alone (our most recent data) 190 students transitioned into post-secondary education. We're ecstatic - especially considering all they have overcome to achieve this goal. But that letter is only the first step: financial aid doesn’t cover the full cost of college survival, such as rent deposits, dorm furniture, and books. Transportation is a huge stumbling block – many of our students can’t afford to travel to mandatory college orientation, much less travel, for example, from Compton to Northridge on a daily basis. Scholarships are hard to come by and, with little or no parental support, our students often end up in a last-minute bind when financial aid can’t be processed or is denied. All of this leads, inevitably, to dropping out – or never attending in the first place. Over 60 LAEC students have been accepted to four-year universities this year. WILL YOU PLEASE HELP OUR STUDENTS GET TO COLLEGE AND GRADUATE? SUPPORT THE LAEC EDUCATION FUND TODAY.