Partners & Supporters

Our Partners & Supporters are made up of a group of organizations and individuals which help us achieve our goals and vision as educators through the unique support each of them offer. We are thankful for the support and contributions of each of these organizations and are proud of the relationship we have built with them over the years.

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union is a federally chartered credit union that serves the educational community in California. It has served school employees and their families for more than 85 years. It is headquartered in Tustin, California, and has branches throughout California.

California State University Los Angeles (CSULA)

Located in Los Angeles, CSULA is part of the 23 campuses that comprise the CA State University system. Through a partnership with CSULA, social work interns serve in the PUC schools for one year as part of their studies and certification process. PUC also receives social work interns from Mount St. Mary’s University. PUC also receives Marriage and Family Therapy counseling interns from this university. In addition, a large number of PUC graduates attend CSULA.

California State University Northridge (CSUN)

Located in Northridge in the San Fernando Valley, this California State University campus has a multi-layered partnership with PUC beginning when they provided a temporary home for the founding class of PUC Community Charter Middle School in 1999, PUC’s oldest school. Dr. Jacqueline Elliot, co-founder of PUC Schools convinced her alma mater to allow the students to use 4 classrooms in the Education Building. Without their support, the school would not have been able to open. The impact on the students was so positive, that now every year incoming 6th grade students in the Valley PUC schools spend several days on the CSUN campus during the summer to immerse them in the university environment and inspire them with the goal of graduating from university. Every year, a larger percentage of PUC high school graduates enter CSUN than any other university. In addition, CSUN provides interns to PUC for their clinical counseling program.

Los Angeles Mission College & Los Angeles City College

LA Mission College is located in Sylmar in the NE San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles City College is located in Los Angeles. PUC high school students take college classes at these campuses as part of our early college model. College professors also teach some college courses our high school campuses. As a result of this program, students graduate from PUC high schools having already completed college courses when entering 4-year universities. Some students complete their AA degrees simultaneously with high school graduation and enter 4-year universities as Juniors.

Loyola Marymount University (LMU)

Through a partnership with Loyola Marymount University, aspiring teachers in our Alumni Teach Project attend the university and earn their teaching credentials and an optional Master’s degree.

El Nido Family Centers

The mission of El Nido is to Empower families in low-income communities of Los Angeles County to break the cycle of poverty, child abuse, violence, academic failure, and teen pregnancy through outstanding educational, youth development, health, and therapeutic services.


Founded in 1971, Meet Each Need with Dignity, generally referred to as MEND, is a 501 nonprofit organization serving the northeast San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California. This organization serves families & individuals in need; meeting their most immediate basic needs and helping them build resources and skills.

PUC Clinical Counseling Program Partners

As a way to provide mental health counseling support for students, families and staff throughout the PUC network, every year Marriage and Family Therapy interns complete their required clinical hours on PUC campuses under the guidance and supervision of highly qualified, certified PUC staff. These services are provided as a result of partnerships with multiple colleges and universities throughout the Los Angeles area that include but are not limited to the following: USC, CSUN, LMU, Cal State LA, Chicago School for Professional Psychology, Pacific Oaks, Alliant University, Pepperdine, Azusa Pacific University, Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural and Book Store

Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural is a non-profit cultural center and bookstore in Sylmar, California. It was founded in 2003 by noted Chicano author Luis J. Rodriguez, his wife Trini Rodriguez, Angelica Loa, and Victor Mendoza of El Vuh.

East LA Women’s Center

Founded in 1976 by women leaders in the East Los Angeles community, ELAWS serves as a leading voice for thousands of survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Additional Partners

  • POKU
  • Best Start
  • East LA Women’s Center
  • Vision y Compromiso
  • Healing Urban Barrios
  • Community Warriors for Peace
  • Phoenix House
  • Our Streets Dream
  • Tree People
  • Nami San Fernando Valley
  • Northridge Dignity Health
  • The Help Group
  • Our Lady Help Of Christians Church
  • The HELP Group
  • Alma Family Resource Centers
  • Soledad Enrichment Action
  • ENKI