Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC Schools) is a non-profit charter school organization consisting of a total of 12 schools authorized by Los Angeles Unified School District, currently serving the NE San Fernando Valley and NE Los Angeles. The 12 schools include 3 sets of middle and high schools that were recently combined under the charter petitions of the middle schools, in order to ensure a feeder pattern from grades 6 through 12. There are also 2 elementary schools in the network, one in NE Los Angeles and one in the NE San Fernando Valley. The remaining schools are middle and high schools. The schools are designed to significantly increase college entrance and graduation rates for underserved students in the 2 Los Angeles communities referenced above.
Partnerships to Uplift Communities is served by another non-profit organization, PUC National, which was created in order to support and enhance the achievement of the mission of the schools and also replicate the model in other communities.
PUC Schools was founded on a belief that superior schools build superior communities. Our current schools have achieved outstanding results with our students, and we look forward to bringing that success to more students in the communities we serve.
Our mission at PUC Schools is to develop and operate high quality charter public schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that result in college graduation for all students who graduate with a commitment to serve their communities. We uplift and revitalize communities through our work.
Our vision is to facilitate school reform through a regional approach currently focused on the communities of Northeast Los Angeles and the Northeast San Fernando Valley. As a result of the work of PUC National, our school model has now been replicated in Rochester, New York. – less