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Aug 18
By LA Promise Fund

This summer, The Intern Project (TIP) connected 52 high school students from public schools across LA County to paid internships at prestigious firms like SpaceX, Participant Media, and Fullscreen. The Intern Project's mission is to level the playing field for students in Los Angeles. TIP empowers student success; the students change the trajectory of their careers.

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Jul 26
By Emma Brownell

Each of the three summer interns (Stephannie, Ian, and Pedro) featured in The Intern Project series has a unique and inspiring story.

These kids are demonstrating the best kind of grit – finding resources that will propel them forward academically and professionally.

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Jul 26
By LA Promise Fund

This summer, 52 lucky and very dedicated LA County high school students are embarking on journeys they might never have taken without The Intern Project.

What is The Intern Project? It’s a program run by the LA Promise Fund, designed to give young, curious, dedicated high school students across LA County the chance to explore a profession at a leading firm. From SpaceX to Participant... Read More

Nov 4
By Jane Margolis

For too long students have been labeled and encouraged to think of themselves as either a math-science or arts student. This needs to change.  As technology has changed every aspect of our lives, these worlds have converged.  

Take fashion as just one example.  During this year’s NY Fashion Week, runway models wearing high tech dresses with light-emitting diodes (LEDs)... Read More

Jul 27
By Ryan Scott, CEO of Causecast

As seen in Forbes...

Summer is the high season for interns, so corporate environments everywhere often look a little younger. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), estimates of the total number of interns range from one to two million – but this is only a guess, since so many businesses don’t document unpaid interns.

The explosion of... Read More

Apr 15
By Tia Shimada

Rushing out the door this morning for an early meeting, I didn’t get a chance to eat breakfast. Fast forward a few hours and I’m staring at a blank computer screen trying to write this blog post on an empty (and distracting) stomach. Fortunately, I can step away from my desk and choose from a number of late-morning breakfast options near my office. The system is working in my favor. ... Read More

Feb 9
By Donna LaCour, Teacher

My name is Donna LaCour, and I have been teaching young children for over 20 years. I have come to learn and believe that with my students, hands-on learning experiences are essential to making personal connections and deepening their understanding of the curriculum. 

Each year we do a unit study on farms, domestic animals and food. Many of my students have never seen actual farm... Read More

Jan 7
By Susan Engel

Here are some words people commonly use these days when they talk about education: “standards," “results," “graduation rates," “skills," “self-control," “accountability," and “tenure”. Here’s a word you rarely hear: “pleasure”. As in, “This is a school where kids get a lot of pleasure from books” or, “When I walk down the hall, I see students who seem really pleased to be there." Now,... Read More

Dec 2
By Leslie Aaronson

I am fortunate that I get to teach my students for three years straight from 10th through 12th grade as their career teacher in the Technology Academy at Foshay Learning Center, a low-income K-12 span school in South Los 

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Nov 3
By Shepard Fairey

I was honored and proud to be a part of the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education's #ArtsMatter public art project last July to inspire creative thinking and learning.  Considering my belief that the arts are a crucial part of education, it was an easy decision for me to be part of this. When they presented the facts- at the time only 2% of elementary school instructional time in LAUSD... Read More

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essential for any truly meaningful education. The arts give us a deeper understanding of
our world and of ourselves. We must fight to keep them alive and well in our public schools.”

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