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Senior Director Strategic Partnerships: Chelsey Holmlund


UNITE-LA’s mission is to ensure the continuous improvement of effective and aligned cradle-to-career public education and workforce development systems in Los Angeles, resulting in all children and youth having access to a high-quality education. We serve to prepare the region’s children and youth for high-skill, high-wage employment in a fulfilling career of choice, with a priority focus on underserved populations.

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I was empowered to delve deep into my potential. The rich resources helped me to land my first professional internship as an operations intern. I gained many professional business skills from my first internship, and it allowed me to reach my full potential in terms of skills such as marketing/sales, management, and project organization. I was in love with the company culture and its community value that I was blessed to work with.
College Student and Intern
UNITE-LA’s South L.A. Intern Initiative

Success is When Talent Meets Opportunity

As part of UNITE-LA’s goals for 2023, they plan on expanding their career pathway programming to include a new Cleantech Academy, offering students exposure and pathways to careers in the environmental and clean energy sectors.

They hope to raise $75,000 from new donors. If UNITE-LA can meet this goal, the Kresge Foundation, a long-time funder of UNITE-LA, has committed to unlock an additional $75,000 in unrestricted funding for the organization.

$1,500: Helps provide a student with a one-year college scholarship

$4,000: Helps a young person to explore potential professions through a 160-hour paid summer internship

Key Supporters

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Anthony and Jeanne
Pritzker Family Foundation
Ascendium Education Group
Atlas Family Foundation
Bank of America
California Community Foundation
California Department of Education Community Schools Grant
California Student Aid Commission
Carl and Roberta
Deutsch Foundation
Carol and James Collins Foundation
City of Los Angeles – Mayor’s Fund: Hire LA’s Youth
Coca-Cola Foundation
College Futures Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
ECMC Foundation
Evelyn & Walter HAAS Jr. Fund
Farmers Insurance
First 5 LA/Community Partners
Green Foundation
Heising-Simons Foundation
JPMorgan Chase
Kaiser Permanente
Kayne Family Foundation
L.A. Lakers Youth Foundation
L.A. County Department of Public Health – Office of Diversion
and Reentry
L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell
LA/OC Regional Consortium
Los Angeles City Economic
and Workforce Development
Lumina Foundation
Michelson 20MM Foundation
National Skills Coalition
Office of Statewide Health Planning
and Development
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Rattray Kimura Foundation
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Sierra Health Foundation
Sobrato Family Foundation
Stuart Foundation
The Ahmanson Foundation
The Alliance for Children’s Rights
The California Wellness Foundation
The David and Lucile
Packard Foundation
The Ford Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
The Stein Family Foundation
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Valero Energy Foundation
Weingart Foundation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
W. M. Keck Foundation
Youssef and Kamel
Mawardi Foundation