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Join our community of LLA BUILDERS who will create a first-of-its-kind dormitory for San Francisco Bay Area teens who need safe and stable housing to achieve their academic and career success.

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Support LLABUILD in creating the first-of-its-kind public, no-fee boarding academy for the Bay Area's most disconnected youth facing unsafe and unstable living conditions.

Life Learning Academy (LLA) is a public charter high school in the San Francisco Unified School District that supports the social and emotional health of the Bay Area's most disconnected youth, and ensures their academic achievement, employability, and capacity to live a healthy, successful life. Founded in 1998 by Delancey Street Foundation, LLA's award-winning model is based on the core principles of 'reciprocal restitution' and 'each one teach one.'

LLA's newest initiative, LLABUILD, will disrupt the cycle of poverty through stable housing, award-winning academics, and workforce development for underserved teens who are committed to constructing successful lives. With your support, LLA student residents will live in a safe, stable, structured environment that significantly improves their prospects for achieving academic excellence and successfully transitioning to productive adulthood.


We believe every single kid, no matter what has happened to them or what they have done, can turn their life around. We exist to provide our students academic and job skills in a safe place with reliable relationships.


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For additional information on how you can get involved please contact Cassandra Blazer at

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