Partnership to Uplift Communities

Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit charter school management organization designed to significantly increase college entrance and graduation rates for underserved students in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. All PUC schools are committed to graduating 100% of its students, including those who are academically struggling, while simultaneously preparing all students for college-ready standards and success. PUC schools feature an award-winning and rigorous college-preparatory program of study beginning in sixth grade that includes enrollment in college classes by the senior year in high school. Each school is characterized by a strong college-going culture with active parent involvement. For more information, visit

PCSD has built PUC's first permanent three-school campus in the Lakeview Terrace community of Los Angeles. The campus houses two middle schools of 300 students each, and a 400-student high school. This first phase of this facility opened in the Fall of 2007. Phase II was completed in the Fall of 2008. PCSD continues to collaborate with PUC to identify and develop additional campuses to serve their population.

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