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ECCLA in Action!

ECCLA puts on a number of different programs every year, from scholarships and essays to teacher recognition. However, our primary mission has always been to connect educators in South-Central Los Angeles with resources throughout the city. Recently we got the chance to do just that, when we helped facilitate the Alliance College Ready Academy #5 field trip to the Grammy Museum!
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Update your address

We now have a convenient fillable-PDF form for you to complete and email to For future reference, the form is also available under the ‘Fiscal Sponsorship’ tab in ‘Spending Your Grant’ AND ‘Hiring Employees’. Maintaining and updated address with us ensures that you receive your money and tax information on time.

2014 ECCLA Teacher Recognition Award Night ~ Submit Nominations Now

Official Nomination Form Deadline April 25th (fillable-pdf)

The 2014 ECCLA Teacher Recognition Awards Ceremony will be held  May 22nd at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.   We are accepting nominations now! This annual celebration acknowledges outstanding classroom teachers whose efforts go above and beyond the call of duty.

Full-time teachers working in one of the designated ECCLA LAUSD, charter or parochial schools are eligible to be nominated.  This includes schools in the area bounded by Olympic Blvd, Alameda Avenue, Slauson Blvd, and Crenshaw Blvd.  There can be one nomination from each school per year. If you feel you have special circumstances to nominate more than one teacher, let us know.

Four $500 cash awards will be presented at an award ceremony.  All nominees and nominators will be invited to the reception and honored during the ceremony. Nominees are encouraged to invite friends and family to the ceremony as well.

Anyone associated with an ECCLA school may nominate a teacher for this award. The nomination form is available as a pdf. The pdf can be filled out online, saved as an attachment and emailed; or printed out, completed by hand and mailed.  You may also access the online nomination form here.  Instructions for emailing/sending/faxing the document are included.


The IRS has resources to help you!

If you are an ECCLA-sponsored organization, your contractors should have received their IRS-1099 forms by now. If they have never filed a 1099, or have questions about the process, we have provided links to IRS programs that can help below. If one of your contractors hasn’t received their 1099 form, please contact us as soon as possible to make sure we have their correct address on record!

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program 

The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $52,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations.

VITA locations within 10 miles of 90007 (multiple languages available at various locations)


e-Filing Your Taxes

If you don’t have questions about preparing your taxes, and just want to e-file, the IRS has a number of approved organizations available here.

Apply Now!

We will be awarding two $1000 scholarships for high schools seniors continuing on to college. The deadline to apply is April 18th!