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Program/ActivityOrganizationWhat do they do?Link to informationWho's done it?Note
Hire PSA/PSWLAUSDAbove and beyond what's already in placeGriffith Joyner ES, Carver MS, Gompers MS, Gardena HS, Maywood Academy
Hire Intervention Coordinator/Counselor/Conflict Resolution ExpertLAUSDAs neededCarver MS, Gompers, MS, Markham MS, Stevenson MS
Summer Bridgeschool sitel lGriffith Joyner ES, Gompers MS, Markham MS, Stevenson MS, Gardena HS, Jefferson HS
Advisory Programschool siteI$'ll koGardena HS
Wrap around services for at risk youthDiplomas NowDiplomas Now partners with the school community to reorganize the schedule so each student at risk has caring adults and those adults have the tools to improve achievement. Working with administrators and teachers, a Diplomas Now team sets goals based on students’ attendance, behavior and course performance. They develop a strategic plan, implement an early warning system to identify struggling students and regularly review the data. Teachers and the Diplomas Now team craft individual student plans that include more math and English time and teacher teams with shared planning time.

For the neediest students, Diplomas Now helps form support groups and connects them with community resources, such as counseling, health care, housing, food and clothing.

Full-time young adults welcome students to school, call them if they don’t show up, and offer tutoring. They intervene to help resolve problems and celebrate positive behavior. After school, they help with homework and involve students in service and enrichment programs. MS
Jefferson High
School-wide positive behavior support programSafe and Civil SchoolsWith practical programs and inspiring staff development services, Safe & Civil Schools can help K-12 educators:

*Develop better behavior management strategies in schools.
*Learn effective classroom management procedures.
*Implement schoolwide Positive Behavior Support and Response-to-Intervention for Behavior.
*Design and implement a better school improvement plan.

We can help you foster respect and responsibility in your students and improve school climate and school culture. Train your entire staff to make data-driven decisions on a schoolwide level, in classrooms, and with individual students. Learn how to develop proactive, positive behavior support strategies tailored to your classroom, school, and district.plkk Middle #3 and #4, Gardena HS
Americorp volunteers providing wrap around support servicesCity Yea 'll pooo loopCity Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that partners with public schools and teachers to help keep students in school and on track to succeed. In 24 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, this innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools. Corps members provide individual support to students who need extra care and attention, focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs. Middle
Griffith Joyner ES
Markham Middle
Gompers Middle
Clinton Middle
Not available in all areas
College-readiness program for K-12AVIDAVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change 'll p+ High
Mediation and community buildingCouncil in SchoolsCIS provide training and consultation for educators who wish to integrate the practice of Council, a community building practice of authentic expression and empathic, non-judgmental listening and receptivity, into mainstream school curricula, creative arts, instructional strategies, support services, and school communities. 

The Council in Schools initiative includes numerous national and international projects.  In Southern California, we serve more than 12,000 students with weekly councils in more than 60 public and independent schools. These students come from highly diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.  Our programs also serve the adult members of the school communities (teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, and community members) with opportunities to be trained to lead student councils and/or continue the practice of Council.

The majority (nearly 40) of the Los Angeles public school programs are supported through the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Council Practioners Center (CPC), while independent schools and some of the other public school programs are internally funded and administered directly through the Ojai Foundation. by District, please contact Joe Provisor:
Conflict resolution program that focuses on character-building and socio-emotional development for studentsPlayworksWe believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. Playworks creates a place for every kid on the playground -- a place where every kid belongs, has fun and is part of the game. It doesn't matter if they have never even played the game before, we ensure they have a place that is safe and welcoming, where they can play and thrive, belong and contribute. Our goal is every kid takes this positive experience back to the classroom, back to learning, and back to their communities.

As coaches, teachers, parents and grown-ups who care deeply about kids, every day we witness the powerful, unique ability of play to bring out the best in our children. From fostering imaginations and creativity, to providing opportunities to learn teamwork and conflict resolution skills, play and recess are critical parts of childhood.

Playworks is the only organization in the country to send well-trained, energetic full-time program coordinators, called coaches, into low-income schools to become part of the community through play.

For nearly two decades, Playworks has served schools around the country, using games, bouncy balls, hula hoops and jump ropes as  tools to bring out the best in kids. Through our full-time, direct service model, our coaches enhance and transform recess
and play into a positive experience that helps kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity. Our rock star coaches know nearly every child by name, orchestrating play and physical activity through the five components of the Playworks program every day.

- See more at: Joyner ES,
Community-building, positive school and classroom environmentCapturing Kids' Hearts
Outcomes: Participants will learn proven, repeatable skills that help:Develop safe, trusting, self-managing classroomsImprove classroom attendance by building students' motivation and helping them take responsibility for their actions and performanceDecrease delinquent behaviors such as disruptive outbursts, violent acts, drug use and other risky behaviorUtilize the EXCEL Model™ and reinforce the role of emotional intelligence in teachingDevelop students' empathy for diverse cultures and backgrounds

Approach: CKH is a dynamic, skill-driven, participatory experience. It is not a theoretical or motivational lecture, but the beginning of an important transformational process. Teachers, staff, and administrators learn and practice skills they will use and model in their schools.

Who: Capturing Kids' Hearts is meant for all faculty, staff, and campus-level administrators. CKH is the core of a powerful process that allows every member of the school family to foster and become part of a high-performing, learning community. We encourage schools to get started by sending to Capturing Kids' Hearts training several respected teachers and administrators-influential faculty and staff who encourage and inspire their peers.

When: This is a three-day learning experience. Open-enrollment sessions are available throughout the year in locations nation-wide. We can also schedule client-booked sessions with up to 50 individuals at a time. MS, Markham MS, Stevenson MS