AALA’s yearlong celebration is coming to an end. It has been an honor and privilege celebrating the association’s 35 years of leadership and service to the District’s front-line managers. The association has continued the proud tradition of putting students first and recognizing the important role families and communities play towards achieving the goal of 100% graduation. In AALA tradition, alumni and active members, the larger LAUSD community, vendors, and business partners united to raise and award $2,000 scholarships to 35 deserving twelfth graders from the Class of 2017. Please accept sincere gratitude from all of AALA’s leadership for being an Essential Piece in this year’s fundraising efforts.