Consortium for English Learner Success

Advocating for an educational system that fully supports the needs of DLL and EL students.

The Consortium for English Learner Success is a regional collective championing effective policies, programs, and practices for Dual Language (DLL) and English Learners (ELs). Seed funded by CCF in 2018, the Consortium is composed of nearly 100 civil rights, policy, research, philanthropic, educator and community-based organizations working to strengthen the prosperity of California and Los Angeles County by advocating for an educational system that fully supports the needs and embraces the assets of DLL and EL students. 

Focused on Closing the Opportunity Gap

English learners are multilingual assets in the community, yet they’re less likely to score well on standardized tests, take advanced placement courses and go to college. For them to realize their full potential, we must provide the resources needed for success. The Consortium supports expanded transparency in how education dollars are allocated to reach students and communities with the greatest needs. And by expanding access to courses necessary to attend college, we hope to close the opportunity gaps faced by far too many. 

Leadership & Achievements

Led by an advisory committee of preeminent advocacy organizations (Alliance for a Better Community, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Californians Together, Center for Equity for English Learners, Early Edge, Education Trust-West, Unidos US), the Consortia’s past achievements include the creation of a wide-reaching 2020 Policy Agenda report that serves as a framework for multi-organization advocacy to improve EL educational access, quality, and outcomes in Los Angeles and California.