Community Partners

  • ECS students have partnered with AAA Flag & Banner since 2011. As a result, AAA’s sustainable practices have expanded across their entire operation, including the addition of a new line of sustainable product offerings. Students have consulted with management and have also helped plan events to educate AAA staff and customers about environmental practices.
  • ECS students have partnered with Beach City Cycles to create an on-campus bike shop where students learn how to build and fix their own bikes.
  • ECS Students have partnered with The Surfrider Foundation, 5 Gyres Institute, and Algalita Marine Research Institute to raise awareness about the impact of single-use plastics on our health and the environment.

Our Partners

Our work is only made possible thanks to the businesses and non-profits that work directly with our schools and students. Our partners make it possible for us to create unique program offerings, provide rewarding student opportunities, and share sustainable practices.

Our partners provide funds, human power, knowledge, and opportunities that allow educational experiences to reach far beyond the classroom and allow our students to engage in relevant, meaningful action.

ECS students benefit from the extraordinary opportunity to learn from our Community Partners, whose insight and real-world experience inform and shape students' futures. These experiences give our students invaluable skills and a credible advantage when applying for jobs and colleges.

Interested in becoming a community partner?

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Partner Testimonials

  • –Craig Furst, CEO, AAA Flag & Banner
    “ECS students have helped bring environmental awareness to individual team members and our company as a whole.”
  • - Lindsey Jurca, Surfrider Foundation
    The leadership of ECS' students is remarkable. Their enthusiasm and involvement has been a groundswell for our Rise Above Plastics campaign.

Community Partnership Program Benefits

Our Community Partners Program was developed as an opportunity for companies, non-profits, and their leadership–especially those interested in sustainability and education–to engage with ECS’ award-winning faculty and students.

Your partnership with ECS:

  • Lets the world know your organization is committed to your own sustainability practices.
  • Provides valuable networking opportunities with other sustainability-minded businesses and organizations through invitations to campus and community events.
  • Highlights your sustainable business practices or products on one of the greenest campuses in the nation.
  • Puts ECS’ Green Ambassadors youth on your team, as advocates for your sustainable products and practices.
  • Communicates your contribution to the advancement of ecologically engaged education.

Meet Our Partners

Strategic Partners

$50,000+ Sponsors
Steinmetz Family Foundation

$10,000+ Sponsors
Favrot Foundation
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Landers Family Fund

$5,000+ Sponsors

Barbara Cotler
Bruce Greenspon and Family
Cactus Threads Embroidery
Deemer Family Fund
Earth Friendly Products
Time Warner Cable
West Basin Municipal Water District

Our Partners

5 Gyres
Algalita Marine Research Institute
Beach City Cycles
California Regional Environmental Education Community
USGBC Center for Green Schools
Clear Choice
College Match
Common Vision
EmpowHer Institute
From Lot to Spot
Generation Earth
Green Ribbon Schools
Growing Great
Heal the Bay
L.A. Social Venture Partners
Lawndale Rotary
The Nature Conservancy
National Forest Foundation
National Hispanic Environmental Council
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Ocean Institute
Opportunity Green
Pacific Crest Trail Association
Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy
Surfrider Foundation
TCIG Pacific Insurance Services