Rec and Parks teams up with LAUSD to create Safer at Parks program for underserved kids.

A Place to Learn

On Sept. 2, Rec and Parks announced an innovative and thoughtful program with the LAUSD to bring distance learning and meal delivery to underserved children during the pandemic.

The $10 million Alternative Learning Sites program creates 50 alternative learning centers functioning as educational childcare centers at parks throughout the City to ease the burden on working moms during COVID-19, as well as to provide children with limited Internet access or space at home to effectively do their schoolwork.

Learning programs include supervised learning spaces, free Internet, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack, recreational activities and more.

In the face of a global pandemic, many Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students continue learning virtually from home. This is a challenge for many of the most vulnerable communities. The Alternative Learning Centers are designed to ensure that students have access to resources so that they are able to reach their academic goals in a safe and supportive environment.

The Club loves this innovative, helpful program and congratulates Rec and Parks, Councilwoman Nury Martinez and the LAUSD.