Improving schools empowering neighborhoods
Featured Sponsor:  Salem Partners

Salem Partners is a leading private wealth management and investment banking firm in Los Angeles. The firm provides a high level of service and sophisticated portfolio management to high net worth families in Los Angeles and throughout the country. In addition, the firm serves entrepreneurs in the media and entertainment, health care and aerospace and defense industries in both a mergers and acquisitions and capital raising capacity. Salem Partners has a deep dedication to improving the lives of those in the the Los Angeles community. Its commitment to MLA Partner Schools began on a financial basis more than three years ago and now involves the commitment of its senior professionals in a teaching capacity in West Adams 7 to 7 and summer bridge programs.

Featured Sponsor:  The Amgen Foundation

On September 5, 2007, the Amgen Foundation announced a three-year partnership with MLA Partner Schools to improve education in South Los Angeles. The Amgen Foundation grant of $4 million over three years will assist MLA in advancing its new model of high performance public schooling, one where the public and private sector work together through a shared leadership structure to create successful high schools.

The Amgen Foundation is a charitable foundation that seeks to advance science education, improve patient access to quality care, and strengthen the communities where Amgen staff members live and work. Since 1991, the foundation has made nearly $110 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the United States, Puerto Rico and Europe that impact society in inspiring and innovative ways. It has also supported disaster relief efforts both domestically and internationally.

Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science’s promise by bringing safe and effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people’s lives.

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