In partnership with UNIFY Financial Credit Union and City Year Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Rams are leading a school beautification project at Inglewood Unified School District’s Woodworth-Monroe K-8 Academy. During the event, Rams Cornerback DAVID LONG JR., Legend CHRIS DRAFT and volunteers will paint murals on campus to inspire students as they adjust to being back in the classroom following their transition from distance learning to in-person learning due to the pandemic.
With service at the heart of both organizations, the Rams and UNIFY Financial Credit Union continue to collaborate on ways to make a positive difference in their shared Los Angeles community through a series of initiatives including local outreach events and joint “Staff Days of Service.” UNIFY Financial Credit Union is a nationwide leading credit union and the Official Credit Union of the Los Angeles Rams.
City Year Los Angeles (CYLA) partners with public schools to help students stay in school and on track to graduate. City Year AmeriCorps members serve in schools and prepare students with the social, emotional and academic skills they need to succeed. In addition to their work in schools, City Year plans and executes school beautification projects with their partners to create more inspiring spaces where students can learn and thrive.
The school beautification project is a continuation of the longstanding partnership between the Rams and City Year Los Angeles to increase student’s access to learning environments and resources in communities impacted by systemic inequities that disproportionately affect students of color, so that students can thrive in school and in life. As part of the Rams’ commitment to address educational inequities, the organization has funded City Year student success teams throughout the school year at Grape Street Elementary in Watts and Crozier Middle School in Inglewood. The Rams-funded student success teams are City Year AmeriCorps members who serve as tutors, mentors and role models that assist students and support teachers. The Rams and CYLA have also completed school beautification projects at Crozier Middle School and Dymally High School in Watts.