LA’s BEST Announces 5 Winners of first “ShareASale” Alumni Scholarship

June 8, 2012

Five Alumni of the LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program were recently chosen to receive the inaugural LA’s BEST “ShareASale” Alumni Scholarship. Alumni of the after school program, now in it’s 24th year of operation, who are pursuing post-secondary education were invited to apply for one of five $1,000 scholarships made possible by a donation from LA’s BEST supporter Brian Littleton, President & CEO of ShareASale.

The five winners include a UC Davis student studying chemical engineering, a California State University, Northridge student pursuing a teaching career, a California State University, Los Angeles student focusing on sociology and chicano studies, a student from East Los Angeles College studying to become a firefighter, and a Harvard School of Public Health student pursing a Masters in Public Health.

“The LA’s BEST “ShareASale” Alumni Scholarship would be one of the many tools on my belt needed to assure my graduate school career, and pave the way for my future,” said scholarship winner Uriel Serrano, a fourth year Sociology student at Cal State Los Angeles who participated in LA’s BEST while attending Hillcrest Elementary and who has returned to LA’s BEST as a staff member at Alta Loma Elementary.

The annual scholarship opportunity is scheduled to continue until at least 2014.

About LA's BEST

LA's BEST - Better Educated Students for Tomorrow - is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving more than 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program provides a safe haven for children ages 5 to 12 at 186 elementary school sites each day during the critical hours after school — at no cost to parents. Established in 1988, LA's BEST is a partnership including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector. LA’s BEST is part of Beyond the Bell, whose mission is to ensure that all children and youth in LAUSD have access to high quality, safe and supervised academic, enrichment, and recreation programs that inspire learning and achievement beyond the regular school day. For more information, please visit www.lasbest.org.