ANNUAL REPORT 2019 - 2020

Cultivating Community Connections


Our Partners

Our partners share our vision, and bring that vision to fruition — and for that we are grateful. We want to thank our partners for trusting us, sticking by us, and being phenomenally flexible throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful to our partners the City of Los Angeles and LAUSD Beyond The Bell for their leadership. As a result, we’ve been able to serve LA’s BEST students and staff without missing a beat. We would like to thank a few partners in particular:

Thank you, LA84 Foundation, for your unstinting support, which enables us to work toward play equity — an issue that’s gaining more attention thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement. We also thank you for your flexibility with the funding, and for your concern for our staff members’ wellbeing during the pandemic.  

Thank you, Spectrum, for your generosity in April 2020, which provided us with operating support we needed during the COVID-19 crisis. We also appreciate that you tell LA BEST’s story in Spectrum News 1 segments, which spreads the word about our work, and about the issues we’re facing.

Thank you, USC Athletics, for hosting amazing events that have inspired thousands of LA’s BEST students to be their healthiest selves: the Family Health Festival, the National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and the Kids Take Over Galen Center Event. We’re also inspired by your work as a COVID-19 first responder.