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Education Initiatives


We are very grateful for more than 120 agencies and schools that participated in our monthly case management trainings and peer group meetings from Aug 2020 to Oct 2021.

Our goal was to help empower our participants to engage LAUSD and other students in their at-home learning. Click here for a July 2020 LA Times article on 50,000 African American and Latino students not participating in their virtual classes.

The videos and materials below are available for your continued enrichment and program development. 


"Making Family Care Calls: Steps to Success"
Dr. Angela Parker, director, training and development, Jenesse Center, and Dr. Nate Sessoms, a professor at Loyola Marymount University


This is the first of four case management trainings we conducted in 2020 for more than 100 agency and school representatives. Led by Dr. Angela Parker at Jenesse and Dr. Nate Sessoms at Loyola, the training led participants in discussions on making family care calls to engage students in their at-home learning. Click below to download the presentation and materials.

Jenesse Center Training

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"Developing an Effective Tutoring Program"
Naomi McSwain, executive director, Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center

Naomi McSwain, executive director of the Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center, leads a discussion on learning losses, recovery strategies, individualized instruction, and best practices for an effective tutoring program. Click below to download the presentation.

Developing an Effective Tutoring Program

"Establishing an MOU with LAUSD"
Vivian de la Rosa, coordinator, LAUSD Wellness Programs

LA Unified School District is looking for agencies to aid in the recovery of students impacted by the school closures. All services must be no cost. See the video at left for a case management meeting presentation by the following LAUSD representative:

Vivian de la Rosa
Coordinator, Wellness Programs
Student Health and Human Services

Click here to contact your LAUSD Communities In Schools rep. 


Local District South Representative

Tysha Berzat-Esparza, M.Ed., M.S.

Organization Facilitator, Wellness Programs
Student Health and Human Services

(213) 725-5600 ext. 2424 office

Local District West Representative

Grisell B. Garnica, LCSW, PPSC

Organization Facilitator, Wellness Programs

Student Health and Human Services

(310) 914-2157 Office

LAUSD District Maps

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