ECCLA Programs

With funding generated through fiscal sponsorship, as well as outside grant funding, ECCLA runs several programs to benefit students in our Central Los Angeles service area.

We are in the midst of a retooling, retiring some legacy programs that no longer fit the evolving needs of today’s students. Below are the programs we are currently running.

 
 
 

Teacher Liaison Program

The Teacher Liaison Program is a network for educators to work with ECCLA and each other to provide input to resource providers and to share opportunities and strategies on an informal, peer level.

Program Benefits: Direct connection to information, resources and educational events offered by museums, colleges, peers and community partners.

Eligibility: Teachers from schools within the ECCLA service area boundaries of Olympic Blvd., Slauson Ave., Crenshaw Blvd., and Alameda St. (To see a list of eligible schools, click here.)

Cost to School: Free!

Interested in Joining?
To schedule a meeting to discuss joining the Teacher Liaison Program, please contact ECCLA Executive Director Amanda Colligan at amanda@eccla.org.

Essay Contests

The ECCLA Spring 2016 Essay Contest is Open

The essay prompt is “Imagine meeting a time-traveling version of yourself from ten years in the future. What would they tell you?”

The contest is open to students in grades 6th – 12th within the ECCLA service area boundaries of Olympic Blvd., Slauson Ave., Crenshaw Blvd., and Alameda St. (To see a list of eligible schools, click here.) The essay contests are separate from our Scholarship Programs, which are for graduating seniors.

Teachers often use the essay contests as a tool for their entire class, and incorporate one or both prompts into their curricula. Cash prizes are awarded to the first, second and third place contestants at both middle and high school levels.

Student submissions must include the ECCLA Spring 2016 student essay contest cover sheet.

Teacher submissions must include the ECCLA Spring 2016 essay contest teacher cover sheet.

Scholarships

High school seniors are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship for college, run by ECCLA with funding from the USC Good Neighbors Campaign. Eligible 12th-grade students should have a GPA of 3.0 or above and attend a school within the ECCLA service area boundaries of Olympic Blvd., Slauson Ave., Crenshaw Blvd., and Alameda St. (To see a list of eligible schools, click here.)

A total of two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

The deadline for Spring 2016 scholarships applications is Monday, May 11.

Scholarship winners will be notified at the end of June.

2016 ECCLA Scholarship Application