Our Mission & Vision
ISANA is a non-profit charter management organization that runs six high-quality tuition-free public charter schools throughout Los Angeles County. We serve approximately 2,600 students from transitional kindergarten through 8th grade in Compton, Jefferson/Leimert Park, South Los Angeles, Glassell Park, North Hollywood and Sun Valley.
The word “isana” means “sun” in three districts in Eastern Uganda (the Budaka, Kibuku, and Pallisa districts). This name was chosen through collaborative input from our students, families, and staff. A sun to us represents the promise of a new day and a new hope for each of us.
We have turned ISANA into an acronym that represents who we are – Innovative, Socially-Aware, Network of Achievers.