We are proud to partner with the following schools and community organizations in Los Angeles: 


Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles provides hundreds of girls with life-changing support and real solutions to the unique issues they face. They serve girls in Title I schools in South Los Angeles, Watts and Compton, many of whom are considered “at risk”  due to circumstances such as family poverty, gang surrounding’s and even homelessness. Girls, Inc primarily provides support to these girls through education enrichment programs that focus on STEM Education, Literacy, and Math and other subjects.  offered in-school and after school programming at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. https://www.girlsincla.org/about-us


The YMCA of Los Angeles has been making a positive impact in our communities for over 130 years. Our 26 branches stretch across over 100 miles of Los Angeles County, from Antelope Valley to San Pedro. Our membership community is 264,500 strong. Upwards of 110,000 Los Angeles youth participate in Y programs ranging from preschool to wellness opportunities. For many low-income youth, the Y may be the only access to such activities — opportunities that provide a path to maturity, to college and to a brighter future. https://www.ymcala.org/



Lifeline Education Charter School is a TK-12th grade charter school designed to provide an alternative choice to the traditional public school system and focuses on meeting the educational needs of students and families who live in and around Compton and surrounding areas. Lifeline focuses its resources and efforts on the “at risk” student population and the inclusion of those students who have not been able to obtain an education that challenges their academic, social, and moral potential through traditional sources of public or private education. https://www.lifelinecharterschool.com/ 


Skies App: RuckusRoots is proud to integrate this interactive learning tool, developed by Cal Tech grads, into its latest programs. It enables students to answer questions and see their answers posted alongside their classmates in real time. https://skieslearn.com/




Larchmont Charter School is a Title 1 school located in the Rampart district with the mission of providing a socio-economically, culturally and racially diverse community of students with an exceptional public education. http://www.larchmontcharter.org/



avanceAcademiaAvance combines rigorous academic preparation with the development of real-world skills. This is combined with the application of learned concepts via projects, internships, and multi-cultural experiences. As a small public charter school, Academia Avance offers an excellent tuition-free education in a safe nurturing environment, and is operated and governed with community input. http://www.academiaavance.org/



Founded in 2007, Legacy LA is a community based non-profit organization focused on youth development.  Its mission is to make positive interventions in the lives of young people by offering alternatives to gangs and violence. Legacy LA’s partnership with RuckusRoots works to offer TRASHformation programs to East LA youth. http://legacyla.org/


2012-10-11_13-29-30_559Nightingale Middle School is located in Cypress Park in East Los Angeles. It is home to the D3 Lab, where RuckusRoots has implemented TRASHformation programs for its student body of 6-8th graders. Due to budget cuts, Nightingale MS is unable to offer many visual arts classes to its students, so RuckusRoots TRASHforamtion helps fill this void. http://www.nightingalems-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/


The D3 Lab is a collaboration between the Pearson Foundation’s New Learning Institute and Nightingale Middle School. It is a space and learning model that inspires students to Dream It, Design It, and Do It. RuckusRoots is running a TRASHformation program through D3 Lab with students at Nightingale Middle School, which entails everything from devising a system for collecting trash and recycling items, to hosting a student-run waste audit and designing and building a functional, sustainable art piece out of campus-generated waste items.  https://thed3lab.wordpress.com/



Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

For more than fifty years, the private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) has funded exhibits, plant and animal species conservation, capital projects, and education and community outreach programs at the Los Angeles Zoo, an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife. There are currently over 61,600 GLAZA member households, the largest membership base of a cultural organization in Los Angeles, and it boasts a volunteer corps of over 700! !http://www.lazoo.org/