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Education Coordinating Council



The Education Coordinating Council (ECC) is a public-private partnership that was created in 2004 by the Board of Supervisors to raise the educational achievement of system-involved youth in Los Angeles County.

ECC members include department heads from Children and Family Services, Probation, Mental Health, superintendents from Los Angeles County school districts, and the presiding judge from the Juvenile Court, as well as advocates, representatives from community-based organizations, and former foster and probation youth.

Mission and Approach

The job of the ECC is to coordinate efforts across organizations and jurisdictions, encouraging varied networks to work together to expand best practices and help fill gaps to prevent system-involved children from being left behind educationally. It does this by mobilizing supports across stakeholder groups, brokering solutions and collaborations among child-serving entities, and spearheading strategies that bolster the increased educational achievement of the County’s foster and probation youth.

Enrollment in Early Childhood Education
Achievement for School-Aged Youth
Job & College Access for Transition-Aged Youth
Electronic Information-Sharing
Research and Evaluation

Work To Date

  • Developed ESSA school-stability transportation pilot program with LACOE, DCFS, and WDACS that has transported hundreds of foster youth to their schools of origin
  • Partnered with LA County Arts Commission (now the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture) to begin a School-Based Healing-Informed Arts Education pilot program featuring trauma-informed arts education in LA County schools
  • Worked with DCFS and LACOE on data-sharing initiatives and the effective use of Health and Education Passports
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