Important Resources in Los Angeles Unified School District


Adult and Career Education Division – Offers free or low cost classes in areas such as ESL, supporting academic achievement, parenting, citizenship, supporting children with special needs; 213-62-LEARN,


Complaint Response Unit/Parent Resource Network – Provides information on the Individualize Education Plan (IEP) process for children with special needs, and can provide information on advocacy groups if families need further assistance; (800) 933-8133.   

Early Childhood Education Division – Provides parents with information on pre-school programs near them, and resources focused on childhood development; (213) 481-3380.


Office of Parents and Community Services – Provides answers to any questions on parent involvement, including local district contacts information for parent concerns, and offers assistance to schools and parents on mandatory committees/councils, and central advisory committees; 866-669-7272,


Important Community Resources


211 Call 2-1-1 for information or referrals to services for every day needs and in times of crisis such as basic human needs, physical and mental health resources, family support.

Literacy Centers – Refers adults 16 and older to ESL classes, tutoring and self-help materials to wishing to improve their reading, speaking and/or writing skills in English; (562) 940-8511

KCET’s A Place of Our Own – A television program and website for individual that are caring for young children offers exceptional tips for parents, various resources, learning activities, information on childcare needs.,  


Resources for Parent Leadership and Advocacy

Abriendo Puertas program – Parent advocacy training focused on early childhood; 213-974-9739


California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) – Parent Information Resource Center; 626-814-4441 or 1-800-814-967


Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) – Immigration & legal services; (213) 385-7800


Los Angeles Parent’s Union – Parent empowerment to transform public schools through collective action; (213) 621-3052