Southern California Program

Inner City Education Foundation

Los Angeles, CA
$250,000
December 2014

Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF) is a charter management organization that operates 12 schools ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade that serve 4,200 students in South Los Angeles.  The View Park K-8 capital project is the first step in a multi-year process to place all ICEF schools into right-sized, permanent, quality educational sites.  Over the past 15 years, many disparate rented sites have been the home for View Park Elementary and Middle schools.  The goal is to finally unite all these students under one roof, solidifying ICEF’s permanence and organizational strength within the community.  The specific aims of the project are to: (1) Create a permanent home for 1,000 View Park students in grades K-8; (2) Have K-8 students meet or exceed State API targets by 2018; (3) Provide students in every classroom with access to technology based learning by 2015; and (4) Have the multipurpose room become a recognized and utilized center for activities by the View Park community.  The building will be completed in time for the start of the 2015-16 school year.  The W. M. Keck Foundation will help complete ICEF’s $1.5 million fundraising goal for costs related to the multipurpose room, an agency-wide data center, classroom furnishings and computers for students.

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