Date Founded



200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Charitable Causes

Vocational & Continuing Education
Childhood Education
Youth Development
Performing & Visual Arts

Employees (Worldwide)



Recreation & Leisure

Company Description

LA’s BEST was created in 1988 by Mayor Tom Bradley to address an alarming rise in the lack of adequate adult supervision of children during the critical hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. We serve 28,000 kids at 189 elementary school sites in Los Angeles in neighborhoods most vulnerable to gangs, drugs, crime and at schools with the lowest student test scores.

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President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Vice Chair

Senior Vice President

Vice President of Development

Vice President Communications

Board of Directors, Governing Board

Board of Directors

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Vice Chair at LA's BEST

Founder at The Riordan Foundation

President & Chief Executive Officer at KUD International LLC

Chief Financial Officer at ZipRecruiter, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at LA's BEST

Member, Board of Directors at LA's BEST

Former Publisher & Chief Executive Officer at Journal Register Co., Inc.

Head of People at Next Plc

Director at LA's BEST

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SYPartners provides strategic marketing, brand development and leadership development services. It offers a set of Web-based tools and advice to help managers keep their teams more connected and aligned to achieve new levels of engagement and performance. The company was founded by Keith Yamashita and Robert Stone in 1994 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Second largest in the nation, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) enrolls more than 640,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, at over 900 schools, and 187 public charter schools. The boundaries spread over 720 square miles and include the mega-city of Los Angeles as well as all or parts of 31 smaller municipalities plus several unincorporated sections of Southern California. All youth achieving, the mission of LAUSD, is reflected in continued double-digit growth on the state Academic Performance Index (API); the upward trend in the graduation rate, progress in the pass rate on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and other academic indicators. LA schools boast more winners of the United States Academic Decathlon championships-12-than any other District in this country. Add to those impressive victories, outstanding individual student and team achievements in: science, mathematics, social studies, language arts, foreign and dual languages, business and entrepreneurial skills, the visual and performing arts, and athletics. Nationally recognized by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for serving healthy, low fat and vegetarian school lunches, LAUSD's standards also call for: whole grains, low sodium, locally grown fruits and vegetables and no trans fat; flavored milk or carbonated beverages. Founded in 1853, the District, today, counts more than 115 new schools and campuses, thanks to the nation's largest public works project, funded by bond measures, a testament to broad voter support.

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