The Ed Agency

The Ed Agency

In 2012, educator Adrian Acosta founded the Ed Agency in South Los Angeles to address the social, emotional, and ability barriers to education that students from underserved communities consistently face. Whether these barriers exist within the school system or in the community, the vision of the Ed Agency is to ensure that all students are prepared and able to access the resources they need to attain success.

Breaking Down Barriers to Educational Success

The Ed Agency

Former educator Adrian Acosta saw a need for a Los Angeles institution that puts children above profit and redefines success and education in the process. To this end, the Ed Agency provides educational support in communities with low-performing schools. They currently offer three primary services: "Ed Agents", Educational Counseling, and Community Resiliency Model (CRM) sessions to support student success.  
 
The Ed Agent Program is the core service provided to students in grades 4th – 9th and their families. Ed Agents work directly for and with students to help them be their best academically, socially, and emotionally. The family component to the Ed Agent Program ensures that parents or caregivers can connect to basic and essential resources in the community.  
 
The Educational Counseling service is a vital component of the Ed Agency. Partnering with the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health and Children's Institute on the Innovations 2 Project for South Los Angeles, counseling focuses on prevention-oriented services to increase the community's overall health and reduce the degree of trauma experienced by many students.  
 
The third and final service includes Community Resiliency Model (CRM) sessions. All Ed Agents train in the model, which introduces participants to six essential wellness skills and helps individuals utilize a skills-based approach to identify and understand the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system. Through collaboration and partnership with families and other support organizations in the community, the Ed Agency has been successfully assisting children by prioritizing the removal of barriers to addressing mental health and wellness in primary education and providing access to effective educational opportunities.   

GRoW Support

2021

General operating support