Bard is a community partner for the Los Angeles Promise Zone, a White House initiative coordinated through the Mayor's office that brings together leaders from government, local institutions, non-profits and community organizations targeting resources to create jobs, boost public safety, improve public education and stimulate better housing opportunities. We continue to work alongside other Promise Zone partners, especially Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), GEAR UP 4 LAYouth Policy InstituteCity Year LA and to explore future opportunities for Bard graduate students and alumni.

Districts or charter school networks with documented teacher shortages that seek to partner with Bard MAT for instructional support might consider staffing options outlined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.