The Metropolitan Center for Research on
Equity and the Transformation of Schools

Time for Equity Webinar #4: Collaborating for Equity: A Conversation with Funders about Los Angeles

AISR Wednesday,January 7,2015

The fourth T4E webinar featured an exciting conversation with Sanjiv Rao, Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, and Peter Rivera, Senior Program Officer at the California Community Foundation, about the role that philanthropy plays in collaborating for educational equity in the rich Los Angeles education ecosystem and can play in a larger national movement for education justice. The discussion was based on AISR research Collaborating for Equity: A Scan of the Los Angeles Educational Ecosystem conducted last year to understand the strengths and needs of the partners in Los Angeles working on community schools, Linked Learning, and Promise Neighborhood approaches, with the goal of informing partner organizations, including community-based organizations, the district, funders, and others, how to better align, support, and expand these approaches and maximize their impact. The webinar kicked off with a brief presentation of the scan’s findings, which, along with an executive summary of the report, can be found here.

You can listen to the webinar here