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ARC provides comprehensive, afterschool programming for over 23,000 student participants annually: 6 Elementary Schools, 6 Middle Schools, 21 High Schools and more than 80 other schools with LEAD Programming. ARC also collaborates with over 275 youth based, community, organizations—from unified school districts, charter schools, park and recreation departments to religious youth groups, independent schools, YMCA’s, … Read More ARC provides comprehensive, afterschool programming for over 23,000 student participants annually: 6 Elementary Schools, 6 Middle Schools, 21 High Schools and more than 80 other schools with LEAD Programming. ARC also collaborates with over 275 youth based, community, organizations—from unified school districts, charter schools, park and recreation departments to religious youth groups, independent schools, YMCA’s, Boys and Girls Clubs, sports clubs, and other youth development organizations. In twelve years, we have grown from two staff members to over 170 whose individual diversity models the diversity of our LA-based student population. Our award-winning afterschool and Leadership, Experience, Adventure & Development (LEAD) programs have made a difference in the lives of thousands of students in low-income communities in Southern California, created authentic partnerships with schools and closed the opportunity gap for all our kids. Some standout accolades are: -ARC was selected for inclusion in the US Department of Education’s “Best Practices” resource book for older youth after school programs (2010). -ARC was awarded the “California After School Network Innovators Award for Collaboration” -LAUSD’s Beyond the Bell Branch nominated ARC for the Federal Doing What Works in OST website. -In 2009 the League of CA After School Partners highlighted ARC's partnership with Beyond the Bell as a best practices team. -ARC was a runner up for the 2010 Loadstone National Collaboration Prize -A 2009 independent evaluation found that ARC students are 12% more likely to pass the CAHSEE exam then their non-ARC counterparts. -ARC developed the successful Take Action Leadership Campaign: a collaboration of Los Angeles School District - Beyond the Bell Branch, after school providers, and community organizations within Southern California united around a common desire to give students leadership skills, celebrate the arts, serve our communities, and empower students to mentor their peers. http://takeactionleadershipcampaign.org -ARC developed The Teen Adventure Challenge (now in its fifth year) http://www.teenadventurechallenge.com -ARC partnered with CORE and USC’s Writing Program to develop “SOS College,” a website that helps under-served students, grades 8-12, access information about college entrance applications. http://college.sosclassroom.org/ -In 2009, two of the four ARC After School Executive Managers were honored by the CA School Age Consortium for excellence in program design and site management. -ARC's partnership with CORE Educational Services has brought significant private sector money to our ASSETS sites from companies such as Home Depot, State Farm, Bain Capital, Leichtag Foundation, Sound Body Sound Mind, Parsi Accounting, Whole Foods, and many more.

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