Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles

Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles

2801 S. Hoover St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 743-4516

Jacqueline Hamilton
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1989
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1994
Number of sponsored projects: 27

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
6% for projects requiring fewer than 10 disbursements, 8% for those requiring more work.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Mission must be related to education or local community benefit.
  • Geographic: Los Angeles, preferably central L.A. but not restricted.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Mental health
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Youth development

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Insurance
  • Payroll
  • Tax reporting

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model B, Independent Contractor Project
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
The Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles (ECCLA) connects kindergarten through 12th grade educators with museum, college and community resources. ECCLA serves approximately 120 LAUSD, public charter and parochial schools located in the area bounded by Olympic, Slauson, Crenshaw and Alameda Boulevards. ECCLA brings together local resources to address the challenges faced by local teachers and administrators seeking to provide quality education to their students, often under demanding circumstances. ECCLA works by convening key actors and educators to solve problems; by celebrating excellence in education; and by acting as a clearinghouse for information relevant to educators in central L.A. Among other activities, ECCLA awards scholarships and essay prizes to students whose teachers participate in our programs, and ECCLA honors teachers who go above and beyond the call of duty in an annual award reception in May. A significant recent partnership between ECCLA and the MIND Research Institute brought over $1.5 million in math grants to central L.A. schools. Over the years, ECCLA has designed, facilitated and implemented programs and research projects that have had a significant and positive impact on the formal and informal learning environment of the underserved student population of Central Los Angeles.