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Who We Are:

Over the past 10 years, the Community Outreach and Opportunity Programs (CO-OP) has provided at-risk youth and their families with case-managed support services designed to assist in finding the resources they need to succeed!  Servicing the Greater Los Angeles Area, CO-OP is dedicated to assisting the area’s most vulnerable populations.  Our pillars of success include: Academic Achievement, Economic Development, Health and Wellness, and Family Support.


What We Do:

Our educational programs are integrated throughout each of our service areas linking academic achievement and vocational training to success across all levels.  This philosophy is integrated into our staffing procedures, program planning and design, and in our advisement and case-management services.  CO-OP operates multiple programs under the umbrella of its Academic Achievement Division in Los Angeles.  The purpose the Academic Pathways Program is to provide low-income, at-risk, and first-generation-to-college students with a variety of academic support services leading to: 1) successful completion of high school coursework, 2) interpersonal and leadership skill development, and, 3) admission and enrollment into a 4-year college or university.  CO-OP assists over 500 youth each year through its Academic Pathways Program.


How You Can Help:

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all children knew they were guaranteed a solid education?  Wouldn’t schools do better if systems were in place to provide youth with social support for issues outside of the classroom?  Wouldn’t our communities thrive if all students could be prepared for college regardless of their circumstances and ultimately succeed in their chosen professions?


Your gift of $50 pays for 1 week of tutorial services in the After School Assistance Program for a youth struggling in school.


Your gift of $100 would cover the cost of one month’s enrollment for a student deficient in basic skills in the Saturday Academy where they will receive supplemental instruction.


Your gift of $150 would ensure that a high school student receives a career development and training program that would assist them in selecting a major, identifying internships, and securing employment.


Your gift of $500 would provide 25 program participants with a College Tour of a California College or University, where they will be given a tour of the campus, meet admissions representatives, visit residence halls, and observe classes.


Your gift of $1,500 would afford a child the opportunity to attend a 6-week Summer Academy where they will reside on a college campus, receive high school credit for 1 course, participate in evening enrichment programs, and receive intensive college and career planning assistance.