Youth & Education
Rise Education Fund
The student-led national nonprofit organization champions the accessibility and affordability of higher education.
Educator Adrian Acosta founded the Ed Agency in 2012, recognizing the need for a Los Angeles institution that puts children above profit and redefines education. To this end, the Ed Agency provides educational support in communities with low-performing schools, offering three primary services: "Ed Agents", Educational Counseling, and Community Resiliency Model (CRM) sessions to support student success.
The Ed Agent Program is the core service provided to students in grades 4 to 9 and their families: Ed Agents work directly with students to help them be at their best academically, socially, and emotionally, and they ensure that parents or caregivers can connect to essential resources in the community. In partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health and Children's Institute on the Innovations 2 Project for South Los Angeles, the Educational Counseling service focuses on prevention-oriented services to reduce the degree of trauma experienced by many students. The Community Resiliency Model (CRM) sessions introduce participants to six essential wellness skills and help them utilize a skills-based approach to identify and understand the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system.
Through collaboration with families and other support organizations, the Ed Agency has been assisting children by prioritizing the removal of barriers to addressing mental health and wellness in primary education and providing access to effective educational opportunities.
General Operating Support
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General operating support