Citizens of the World Los Angeles

Citizens of the World Charter Schools Los Angeles (CWC LA) is a nonprofit organization that operates a network of high-performing public charter schools across Los Angeles.

Our mission is to create an intimate network of high-achieving, community-based public schools for a diverse community of students, developing their abilities, confidence, and sense of responsibility for themselves and their community as true citizens of the world. 

CWC LA currently operates three schools across three distinct neighborhoods of Los Angeles: CWC Hollywood (TK-5), CWC Silver Lake (TK-8), and CWC Mar Vista (TK-8). In the fall of 2020, CWC LA will expand to the San Fernando Valley and embark on a growth plan to more than double our student enrollment to serve more than 5,000 students across Los Angeles.

All of our schools are tuition-free, non-religious public schools committed to socio-economic, cultural and racial diversity. The success of our work relies on our highly-engaged parent community, as well as the support of key partnerships at the school and regional levels. At our schools, parents and the greater community often volunteer countless hours to on-campus activities as well as financially contribute to support each school’s operating budgets.