Rodney King’s death on Monday reminds us of the stark inequalities that pervade U.S. cities. The spotlight was on LA 20 years ago when riots broke out following the acquittal of four police officers on charges that they had excessively beaten him.
Let’s keep the spotlight there but this time for a positive reason: the significant work being done by Synergy Academies to narrow the city’s academic achievement gap. The organization operates 3 high-quality public charter schools in South LA, which is one of the lowest performing districts within the city’s public school system. Check out the results these schools are getting!
Want to get involved?
- See how donating even small amounts of money can make a difference in reducing the achievement gap in Los Angeles.
- Give while you shop! Register your credit cards so that a portion of your purchases will benefit Synergy.
- Synergy is looking for professionals in STEM-related careers to speak to students about their job experience. Learn more.