About the K-16 Collaborative

The K-16 Collaborative will convene local K-12 districts, community colleges, CSUs, and UCs to participate in five sub-regional partnerships, unifying leaders across grade level to develop tangible solutions to persistent equity gaps.

Our Regional Cause

Educational attainment is a key driver of economic success and intergenerational upward mobility. Yet students from low-income and historically underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds have poorer educational outcomes: Black and Latinx students are 13-17% less likely to matriculate to higher education after graduating high school. The disparity continues through college, as first-time Black and Latinx CSU students in the L.A. region are 19-25% less likely to earn a Bachelor’s within six years compared to white students. 

We’re failing to provide students with accessible, robust pathways to successful careers.

Health, computing and engineering – high-growth fields – are expected to grow exponentially over the next several years in Los Angeles. We must align resources with strategies that successfully accelerate academic outcomes for students, using a systems-change approach, and closing racial and gender gaps in postsecondary attainment and employment. 

K-16 Collaborative Overview

Learn more about our mission, goals, and collaborative efforts to support students throughout the L.A. Region.

Join the Collaborative

Fill out our interest form to indicate that your organization wants to participate in a subregional collaborative.

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