About CFY-Los Angeles
Since launching operations in the 2008-09 school year, CFY-Los Angeles has partnered with 45 schools, serving more than 16,000 students plus their teachers and families. These schools are located in low-income neighborhoods throughout the Los Angeles region and represent both district and charter schools.
CFY’s impact in Los Angeles
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Volunteer in Los Angeles
You can help students and families in low-income communities harness the power of digital learning by volunteering with CFY-Los Angeles. Our volunteers attend training with a friendly volunteer coordinator prior to assisting us with the rewarding work of engaging families during our Family Learning Workshops. You also receive a bright orange CFY t-shirt to wear at the workshop and to keep!
CFY’s volunteer program recruits corporate volunteer groups as well as individual volunteers. We make it easy to give back to your community, learn new skills, and get to know other engaged citizens in our city. Consider making CFY a part of your organization’s volunteer plans.
CFY- Los Angeles is currently recruiting volunteers for September – December of 2013. For more information on how you or your organization can volunteer with CFY, and to fill out our online volunteer form, please check out CFY’s Volunteer page here: http://cfy.org/get-involved/volunteer/ You can also reach us at email@example.com. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.
Apply to be a CFY Partner School
Our partner schools for the 2013-14 school year have already been selected. We will begin our partner school selection process for the 2014-2015 school year in early 2014. Please return to this page at that time for more information. You may also reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFY-Los Angeles Local Board
Founding Partner at Innovations Accelerated
Director of Product Development, CTO, Intuit
Educational Technology Consultant
- Bank of America Foundation
- Belkin International, Inc.
- California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)
- Carnegie Corporation of New York
- Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
- John W. Carson Foundation
- Joseph Drown Foundation
- The Green Foundation
- NBC4 Southern California
- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Raytheon Company
- The Riordan Foundation
- Rose Hills Foundation
- Symantec Corporation
- S. Mark Taper Foundation
- U.S. Department of Commerce
CFY-Los Angeles Leadership
CFY-Los Angeles, Executive Director
Neil Spears is the Executive Director of CFY-Los Angeles. Before joining CFY in the summer of 2010, Neil was a sixth grade teacher and Teach For America corps member at El Sereno Middle School in east LA where he helped his students achieve significant academic gains. While teaching, Neil was also the school-side liaison for CFY’s partnership with El Sereno, playing a central role in CFY’s successful launch at our first partner school in Southern California. Prior to teaching, Neil was a Fellow in the innovation department at the headquarters of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life where he helped spearhead a revolutionary national peer-engagement initiative. A Southern California native, Neil holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, San Diego, and a master’s degree in education policy and management from Harvard University.
Kate Gasienica Kimmel
CFY-Los Angeles, Director of Programs
Kate leads CFY-Los Angeles’ Digital Learning Program to ensure a strong, positive, and sustainable impact in our partner communities. She plays a pivotal role in shaping the program vision and managing program execution. Kate’s previous roles at CFY involved management of the Blended Learning Consulting team and the teaching and learning at Family Workshops. Kate’s experience as a 2007 Teach For America Los Angeles corps member, where she taught middle school math and science, inspired her life-long pursuit to close the achievement gap. Prior to joining CFY, Kate was an analyst at a consulting firm that advised high profile philanthropists and high-net-worth individuals on their education reform initiatives. Kate holds a double major in human development, psychological services and African American studies from Northwestern University as well as a masters in secondary education from Loyola Marymount University.
The Digital Learning Program in Los Angeles
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Los Angeles Partner Schools
Current partner schools for the 2013-2014 academic year
- Nava Learning Academy: Arts & Culture
- Nava Learning Academy: Business & Technology
- Skirball Middle School
- Stella Middle Charter Academy
- Valor Academy
Contact CFY-Los Angeles
830 Traction Ave, Suite 3A
Los Angeles, CA 90013
106 ½ Judge John Aiso St. PMB#164
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: 212-563-7300 x300