Our Publications

LA's BEST is a nationally recognized model for high quality after school enrichment programs throughout the country. We encourage you to explore and download any information that may be of interest to you.

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Annual Reports

2014-2015 Annual Report

2013-2014 Annual Report


What Leaders in Education and Social Justice Are Saying About LA's BEST

Program Evaluation

LA’s BEST has more longitudinal data tracking its students than any program of its kind.

Click here for a one-page summary of more than two decades of results.

UCLA/CRESST study showed LA's BEST influenced student success into middle school. Click here for a review of the findings. Click here for the executive summary.

What We’ve Learned: A Summary of Recent Reports for LA’s BEST by UCLA-CRESST.

Justice Study UCLA/CRESST found that LA’s BEST students are 30% less likely to commit juvenile crime.

Drop-Out Study UCLA/CRESST found that LA’s BEST students are 20% less likely to drop-out of school.

Latest Newsletter

February 2012 (English)

February 2012 (Spanish)

Parent Newsletter Articles

Bullies to Buddies (English)

Bullies to Buddies (Spanish)

Replication Manual

LA's BEST was pleased to be selected by World Hunger Year (WHY) as the most worthy after school program for which to create a replication manual. Through the efforts of two VISTA volunteers who worked throughout 1997-98, the LA's BEST Replication Manual was created. The program and manual were presented January 13, 1999 by WHY and the USDA in Washington D.C. as part of a day-long workshop called "Innovative Solutions To End Hunger Through Self Reliance: The Replication of Model Programs." Rather than a true replication model, LA's BEST sees its programs as a model for incubation, assuring that the vibrancy of what makes it distinctive comes from local adaptation.

Download the Replication Manual