January 13, 2016


As a New Year swings into gear, many of us naturally focus on goals and resolutions for the 12 months ahead. Here at The Academy Project, we had already set our sights on 2016 being the year we launch our solution for the first time. But 2016 always felt some time away…. and now here it is!


To say we’re excited about the path ahead, and the impact we are confident we can have, is an understatement. But naturally our ambitious goal of being “live” for the new school year in September brings with i...

December 9, 2015

As we've been finishing the turkey leftovers, we’ve also had a busy few weeks meeting with lots of potential partners. It's been exciting and inspring to learn about different initatives in Los Angeles and to start to think about how we might come together to make an even bigger impact.


Securing strong partners is really important for The Academy Project (TAP) as we intend to take an “open-source” approach to our model, encouraging other interested parties to leverage their proven a...

October 20, 2015

​We are very excited today, as the public vote for the LA2050 Challenge officially opens!


Read on to find out more about the Challenge and how you can support The Academy Project’s proposal. Every vote counts!



What is LA2050?


Launched by the Goldhirsh Foundation in 2011 to inspire an outbreak of civic activism and to develop a roadmap for the future of the Los Angeles region, LA2050 is a community-guided initiative driving and t​racking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angele...

October 19, 2015


People often ask me why I work with foster youth.  It takes incredible restraint for me not to respond “Why don’t you?”.  


Foster youth are the most innocent of victims:  children, failed by their parents, failed by the system, failed by society,  too young to fend

for themselves, to fight for themselves.  These “throw-away” kids are our kids, our responsibility.  And we are failing them.  Over and over again. 


There are supports in place to protect children from the...

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