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LLABUILD

A bold initiative to disrupt the cycle of poverty through stable housing, award-winning academics, and workforce development for underserved teens who are committed to constructing successful lives.

WHY HELP LLABUILD?

With your support, LLA student residents will live in a safe, stable, structured environment that significantly improves their prospects for achieving academic excellence and successfully transitioning to productive adulthood.

2017 FUNDRAISING GOAL

Reaching our $5 million fundraising goal will enable us to plan, build, and open stable, supportive housing for 20 students at our current site. To date, our team has secured $990,000 in commitments from city agencies, industry partners, and private foundations.

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OUR PLAN

BUILD FACILITY

This architectural rendering shows a 20-unit residential facility being planned to open on the LLA campus in Fall 2017.

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BUILD RESOURCES

$25,000 per year supports one student to live in a stable home environment while building the academic, professional and life skills necessary to achieve success.

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ALUMNI VOICES

STUDENTS and SUCCESS

LLA Student Demographics

  • African American 53%
  • Latina/o 26%
  • Asian / Pacific Islander 8%
  • White 5%
  • Unknown 5%
  • Mixed 3%

Truancy & Recidivism Reduction by LLA Students

  • Average Days Missed Prior to LLA: 27.9
  • Average Days Missed While Enrolled at LLA: 10.6
  • Anticipated days missed per semester by LLABUILD residents: 2.2

85%

Eligible for free or reduced lunch

42%

Living in unsafe or unstable housing

-50%

LLA students are less that half as likely to recidivate as other juvenile offenders

OUR CORE BELIEF

IF 

LLA students (who do not have safe/stable housing) are offered stable, structured residence, 

WHEN 

students receive an award-winning education, workforce development training, and emotional and community support at home and in school 

THEN 

they will leave high school with significantly improved prospects for ongoing education and paid employment.

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OUR TIMELINE

2015 BUILD SUPPORT

Approval to build from Treasure Island Development Authority

 Statements of support from key stakeholders in government, education, and organizations representing disconnected youth

2017 BUILD RESIDENCE

Fully rendered architectural plan for 20-bed residence on campus

10 boys and 10 girls selected to launch the first tuition-free public boarding school for disconnected youth in California

2020 BUILD COMMUNITY

Deliver an unprecedented suite of services for students whose future depends on receiving comprehensive academic support, career development, and life skills to transcend adversity and achieve success

COMMUNITY OF BUILDERS

Our growing network of individual and foundation BUILDERS has provided statements of solidarity, connections, and direct financial support.

BUILD SUPPORTERS

George Gascón
District Attorney, San Francisco
Jeff Adachi
Public Defender, San Francisco
Jane Kim
Board of Supervisors, City of San Francisco
Hon. Susan Breall
San Francisco Superior Court
Matt Haney
President, San Francisco Board of Education
Allen Nance
Chief Probation Officer, San Francisco
Matt Gonzalez
Chief Attorney, San Francisco Public Defender’s Office
Mimi H. Silbert
President and CEO, Delancey Street Foundation
Denise Coleman
Director of Juvenile Justice Programs, Huckleberry Youth Programs
Scheron Douglas
San Francisco Boys and Girls Home

BUILD DONORS

Louis R. Lurie Foundation
San Francisco Department Children, Youth, and their Families
Newhall Foundation
GGS Foundation
Newburger-Schwartz Family Foundation
Zellerbach Family Foundation
Walter S. Johnson Foundation
Margaret A. Roberts Foundation
Ronda Gruber Charitable Foundation
Kimball Foundation
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HELP US BUILD

Become an LLABUILDER by  joining our list of supporters today, or by visiting our campaign page to help us reach our goal!

For additional information on how you can get involved please contact LLA Development Director Kathryn Morrissey at kmorrissey@llasf.org

Life Learning Academy is a nonprofit organization. Donations to LLABUILD are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.