ANNUAL REPORT 2019 - 2020

Cultivating Community Connections

COVID-19 Response

March 14 to June 30, 2020

At the onset of the pandemic, LA’s BEST worked swiftly yet strategically to support our staff and families. Our staff went above and beyond to help LA’s BEST families, and each other — and our partners stood by us and donated with their hearts and resources.  


We are grateful for our partners who made donations and donated supplies to increase our staff’s capacity to work remotely, as well as items that complemented LAUSD Beyond The Bell’s efforts to serve families. Many thanks to our generous supporters including, USC Athletics and SoCalGas.


thanks to Simplehuman for donating 360 hands-free dispensers and hand sanitizer.


thanks to TOMS for donating 2,500 pairs of shoes for LA’s BEST staff. 


thanks to LA Sparks for donating face masks to help our staff stay safe.

Grab & Go Food Distribution Centers

Our staff distributed food and other necessities at the LAUSD Beyond The Bell Grab & Go Food Distribution Centers for families across the city. Watch this video of team members in action who served more than 500,000 meals, five days a week — and who continue to do so today.

LA’s BEST Connects

LA’s BEST Connects was created as a virtual platform to engage our community and to provide resources about nutrition, mental health, ongoing learning and meaningful engagement. LA’s BEST Connects also includes personal, fun and educational videos from staff members.