Public Partnerships

There are few responsibilities more important and more complex than educating our children. For more than ten years, Campbell Hall has formed partnerships with surrounding public schools focusing on collaborative learning experiences among students and adults.

Public and private schools are better and stronger when working together toward shared goals, be it student engagement through the arts and academics, peer-to-peer mentoring, college access, or simply a mutual understanding across neighborhoods. Public and private schools have common ground — we all want what’s best for children. Yet we also have unique challenges. The public school sector faces declining enrollment funding for traditional public schools, mixed success in charters, a dramatic and growing teacher shortage and a treadmill of curriculum change. Private schools fear they will become enclaves of privilege, and that by insulating young people we are limiting them in their understanding of their world.

Inequity of educational opportunity exists across Los Angeles, and most educators and certainly parents know this. But what can individual citizens do to remedy the situation? Or even individual schools? In pursuit of these questions, and in a belief that we must all do our part, Campbell Hall’s partnerships with public schools were launched in 2006 and continue to grow each year.

We are better together!

Eileen Powers
Director of Public Partnerships

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  • Eileen Powers

    Director of Public Partnerships

Under Campbell Hall’s public partnership umbrella, here are seven programs that enrich the education of Campbell Hall and public school students alike.

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  • 20-20

    Loyola Marymount University Family of Schools
    Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet

    In 2010 Campbell Hall and LMU came to a mutual conclusion—teenagers are curious about each other. 20-20, seeing the world through each other’s eyes, is an exchange program pairing the African American affinity groups at Campbell Hall with students at Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet, which has a majority black population. The program begins with an all-day symposium at Loyola- Marymount University with the theme of identity as an African American young man or woman in today’s world. Each group then attends classes at each other’s schools for a day. Of special interest to the students is how it feels to be in a school where they are the majority, or minority demographic. Their insights about different school cultures, race, and how both affect personal growth were the themes of two documentaries “Education Unlocked” (young men) and “Portraits of a Black Girl” (young women).

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  • Campbell Scholars Program

    The Campbell Scholars Program is a tuition-free academic enrichment and college access program designed to support low-income, high-achieving public school students aspiring to be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college. The program extends Campbell Hall’s core resources, learning philosophy, and opportunities to underserved students from 6th grade through college graduation. The first three years of the program focus on preparing middle school students for rigorous, college preparatory coursework in high school. Once students complete the Summer Enrichment phase, they matriculate into the College Access Program to help prepare them for college and beyond. Once in college, the program will continue to support students through academic counseling and internships. 

    The program is run by experienced Campbell Hall teachers who engage students in hands-on, project-based learning designed to promote collaboration and teamwork. Campbell Hall high school students and college-aged alumni serve as mentors, providing another level of support and encouragement to participants.


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  • Executive Prep Academy of Finance: Speech + Debate

    Co-founded by Campbell Hall alumnus Damon Glymph ‘92, Executive Prep is a public charter high school with a focus on closing the financial literacy gap within the minority community. Its mission is to provide a high-quality and extensive college-preparatory educational experience for youth that results in college and professional success. Their belief is that not only do their students benefit, but their families and communities as well, thus ending a generational cycle of poverty.
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  • I Have a Dream Foundation “Dream Big” Workshops in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM)

    The “I Have A Dream” Foundation works with students in under-resourced public schools or housing projects. They offer these “Dreamers” mentoring and support services from early elementary school all the way through high school. After high school graduation, each Dreamer receives guaranteed tuition assistance for higher education as well as continued support on their college journey. In Los Angeles, they serve three cohorts: 3rd graders in Boyle Heights, 8th graders in Watts, and high schoolers in Inglewood.

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  • CREW (Creative “Riting” Enrichment Workshop)

    Campbell Hall partners with L.A.’s BEST, an after-school education, enrichment, and recreation program for underserved Los Angeles Unified School District communities, to bring a unique creative writing program to 4th and 5th grade LAUSD students. Advanced writing students in the Campbell Hall high school creative writing program work closely with Glen Hirshberg, award-winning author of several novels and short stories and esteemed faculty member of Campbell Hall’s English Department. Together, Mr. Hirshberg and students brainstorm ideas and programs as well as acquire necessary skills for working with young children. These talented high school students then travel to LAUSD schools to bring a tailored curriculum that both instructs and inspires young authors. The program culminates with a presentation of works as well as the production of a magazine.

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  • Action! Film and TV Summer Workshop for Kids

    ACTION! is a free, two-week summer workshop hosted by Campbell Hall that brings together 40 rising 5th and 6th graders, 20 from Campbell Hall and 20 from LA’s BEST. Through the creation of film and television productions, students have an avenue to tell stories about themselves and the worlds in their imaginations.
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  • Homeboy Industries Learning Works Charter School

    New in 2017, Campbell Hall and Homeboy Industries are partnering to support the mission of their charter school, Learning Works, “to provide a personalized, rigorous academic program to disengaged youth and students in crisis who have dropped out of traditional school.”
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