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 systems-involved youth in Los Angeles County.

ECC members include leaders from youth-serving County agencies and educational institutions, as well as advocates, community members, and people who have experienced the child-welfare and juvenile-justice systems.

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 youth who are systems-involved.

ECC 2024–2029 Strategic Plan

The new Education Coordinating Council 2024–2029 Strategic Plan was approved by the Council on May 22, 2024.

A fully designed version is coming soon, and this webpage will be updated accordingly.

Work To Date

Since the 2006 publication of Expecting More: 2006 ECC Blueprint for Raising the Educational Achievement of Foster and Probation Youth, the ECC has worked with its partners to:

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

Please join us for the Education Coordinating Council's next meeting:

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Agenda to come

In-person meeting location:

     510 South Vermont Avenue

    Los Angeles, CA 90020

    Conference Room B (9K08)

Parking Directions for ECC members and other interested parties:

While the address is on Vermont, the easiest way to park is from the Shatto Place entrance. The garage is located between IHOP and Avon. You are welcome to park on any floor and DMH will have parking validated.

Use this link to participate remotely:

Click here to join the meeting.

To listen by telephone: 1 213-204-2512

Phone Conference ID: 818 333 380#