ICEF's Mission

The mission of ICEF Public Schools is to prepare all students to attend and compete at the top 100 colleges and universities in the nation.

ICEF, which stands for Inner City Education Foundation, operates 7 schools, educating over 2,500 students in grades TK through 12. ICEF was one of the first charter school management organizations in Los Angeles and has become a leader in raising to competitive levels the achievement of Black and Latinx/e students in the state of California.

ICEF started with a vision to create a college-bound network of public schools and has delivered on that promise through the hard work and dedication of students and staff, the involvement of parents, and the commitment of supporters. As our community works together toward our common goals, we will continue to provide the very best for our students and focus on providing a college-ready model that includes our unique "3 As" approach in ACADEMICS, ARTS and ATHLETICS. We believe these opportunities greatly enrich the lives of our students and prepare them for success in a diverse society.

Our goal is that each scholar is fit not only to attend, compete, and graduate from a top college or university, but also to effect change as leaders within the communities they will live and serve.

ICEF's Core Values

ICEF and its schools are guided and known by their core values and beliefs which reflect best practices researched in high performing schools that consistently produce well-educated students prepared to enter and succeed in college.


  • Community - We must be honest, collaborative, trustworthy, joyful, and mentally well to sustain a healthy community.
  • Commitment - We must be courageous, resilient, and relentless in our actions to positively impact the communities we serve.
  • Equity - We believe that all stakeholders should have access to the resources and support they need.
  • Growth - We are lifelong learners who listen, reflect, and seek knowledge.