COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS ANNUAL CELEBRATION

May 2, 2018

Last night CISLA celebrated 11 years in Los Angeles and honored 3 Angelenos who have dedicated themselves professionally or through their personal philanthropy to supporting the youth of Los Angeles. I especially connect to this as I work with kids in South Central ( and soon to be teaching in Juvenile Hall – CANNOT WAIT!!!). My dear friend Ashlee Margolis gave the most breathtaking speech and if there was ever someone to WANT TO BE, it’s Ashlee. Incredible event for amazing cause, helmed by wonderful people. More of this please – everywhere. More of what we need in this town.

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Mandy Moore and Chelsea Handler attend Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Selma Blair attends Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Ali Larter and Emmanuelle Chriqui attend Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for : Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Busy Philipps and Zoey Deutch attend Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for : Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Ali Larter attends Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for : Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Zoey Deutch attends Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for : Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Mandy Moore attends Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for : Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Mandy Moore and Chelsea Handler attend Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for : Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

Ashlee Margolis, founder of entertainment and fashion marketing firm, The A List – for her financial support, her and her company’s volunteerism to support career exploration and for providing life changing internships for CISLA students.

Iman Turner, MSW, CISLA Site Coordinator – for her dedication to ensuring that her students have the social and emotional supports they need to achieve.

 

Monica Garcia, LAUSD Board President – for leading the way within LAUSD to ensuring that ALL students have the tools they need to achieve  

GUESTS INCLUDED (alpha by first name)

Allison De Neufville
Ali Larter – Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci
Amy Smart
Busy Philipps – Giambattista Valli, Jimmy Choo bag, Stuart Weitzman
Chelsea Handler – Alice & Olivia

Emmanuelle Chriqui – Alice & Olivia jacket, Aritzia pants, Vince Camuto clutch
Mandy Moore
Oli Hudson
Regina King – Shoshanna, Vince Camuto clutch

Sanaa Lathan

Sasha Alexander
Selma Blair – in Valentino and Vintage Chanel shoes
Shiri Appleby – Alice & Olivia
Zoey Deutch – Fendi and Dries

 

Warner Brothers – Jesse Ehrman

MGMT – Courtney Kivowitz

ABC – Jenny Fritz

Untitled – Stephanie Simon

CAA – Richard Lovett & Michelle Kydd Lee

Blended Strategy – Allison Statter

DBA – Raina Penchansky

Jewelry Designer – Anita Ko 

 

Music by DJ Pookie Chapstick

 

ABOUT COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS

Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s leading high school dropout prevention program whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.  Working nationally with nearly 1.5 million students in 25 states and Washington, D.C., CIS increases graduation rates and decreases dropout rates for the schools in which it serves.

 

CIS of Los Angeles (CISLA) (www.cislosangeles.org), founded in 2007, serves 10,000 students annually in 9 high need middle and high schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District, including 900 high risk students receiving case management from CIS Site Coordinators – trained social service professionals working and building relationships with students IN schools.  Since its founding, over 40,000 students and their families have been supported.  Last year, 100% of CISLA seniors graduated from high school.

 

CIS of Los Angeles’s vision is that every students in Los Angeles’ public schools receives the supports she or he need in order to develop the emotional, social and learning skills required to graduate high school ready for meaningful employment and higher education.  

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