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By Destiny Tafoya, 11/05/2019

Urban Scholar Site Expansion: Antelope Valley

At the beginning of the 2019 school year our Urban Scholars Program expanded to the Antelope Valley Union High School District! Antelope Valley is part of the northeast region of Los Angeles County and includes the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale. Urban Scholars is currently serving three school sites in the district: Antelope Valley, Palmdale, and Eastside high schools. We are working with the school district to improve academic outcomes for youth of color. Throughout the year students will receive heritage based curriculum, academic and career development, and will conduct a youth led community research project.


SJLI’s Urban Scholars Program expansion is part of a cross-sector initiative including Liberty Hill Foundation, California Community Foundation, Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men (BLOOM), the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and Youth Diversion and Development Division, and 11 other community organizations and coalitions.. The countywide expansion is supported in part by the Obama Foundation’s MBK Community Impact Grant.

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