November 2013

 The California Endowment grants LA’s Promise $350,000 to launch the Sons & Brothers initiative at

                                                          Manual Arts to support positive attendance and reduce suspensions


                                                                                        September 2013

                  The Amgen Foundation renews grant with LA’s Promise for $3 million over 3 years


                                                                            September 2012

                                                                                          Launch of Promise Parent College


                                                                   November 2011

LA’s Promise Board of Directors appoints Veronica Melvin as President and

                                                                                              Chief Executive Officer


                                                                                      April 2011

                                                                                                                         MLA Partner Schools renames organization to LA’s Promise


                                                                         March 2011

                                                                                                       LAUSD Board of Education votes for MLA to operate John Muir Middle

                                                                                                       School, the biggest feeder school to Manual Arts


                                                               November 2010

                                                                                         The Amgen Foundation grants MLA Partner Schools $4.5 million over 3 years

                                                                                         to invest in “LA’s promise”


                                                   May 2008

                                                                        Manual Art’s parents and teachers vote to join MLA Partner Schools (via the iDesign

                                                                        Schools Division). In collaboration with West Ed, MLA begins the full scale turnaround

                                                                        of Manual Arts


                                         September 2007

                                                          Mentor LA launches West Adams Prep serving 2200 students as the first MLA Partner School

                                                          MLA receives $4 million capacity building grant from Amgen


                            Summer 2006

                                       IE reincorporates as Mentor L.A. Expands its mission to serve schools AND neighborhoods. Start to

                                       design and build West Adams Prep.


                   July 2005

                          IE begins to serve an additional small school at Manual Arts-500 more students and 18 more teachers


       July 2004

          IE launches the first “Prep School” at Manual Arts, serving 500 students and 18 teachers


July 2003

Center for Innovative Education (aka IE) founded. In July 2003, IE launches 60-students cohort of “IE Prep” at Manual Arts High School



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