Looking forward to Giving Tuesday and steeped in a shared commitment and history, students from Value Schools focus today on giving back.
Sixty students from our schools are currently serving over 300 Thanksgiving dinners to those in need at Angelica Lutheran Church.

The practice of giving back on Thanksgiving began in 2003, when Rev. Carlos Paiva of Angelica Lutheran Church generously provided classroom space to Central City Value in its first year of operation.

As our school community has grown, giving back has become a tradition at Value Schools. University Prep Value High School, Downtown Value School, and Everest Value School have joined their peers from Central City Value to give back to their Pico Union families and neighbors.

Value Schools CEO David Doyle reflected on the commitment he made to Rev. Carlos and his community in 2006. 

"We are grateful for their support," said Doyle, "and we serve each year because we want students to remember the kindness given to them and then to 'pay it forward.' Without the support of Rev. Carlos over the years, Central City Value High School would not exist today."

Alumni return each season to do just that. Jennifer G., an alumnus from Downtown Value in 2007, Central City Value in 2011, and graduate from California State University, Northridge in 2015 said, "I continue to volunteer because it gives me an opportunity to give back to my community and because I enjoy helping others. It's very rewarding seeing how happy the families get when we serve them a thanksgiving dinner."

We wish you well during this holiday season, and thank you for the support you have shown Value Schools today, every day, and on Giving Tuesday!

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Downtown Value School Downtown Value School 
950 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 748-8868
Fax: (213) 742-6684
Everest Value School Everest Value School
668 South Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 487-7736
Fax: (213) 487-7745
Central City Value High School Central City Value High School
221 North Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 471-4686
Fax: (213) 385-5127
University Prep Value High School University Prep Value High School
1929 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (213) 382-1223