It takes a village to raise a school
In South Los Angeles, in one of the most notoriously underserved communities in the country, an unconventional yet overachieving charter school is working with locals to change the narrative for its youth. Weaving together the intimate personal narratives of the students, families, educators and community members involved with the Watts Learning Center, A School Grows in Watts paints a lyrical portrait of a complex and resilient community, exploring the lasting legacy of its infamous past and its hopeful future through an improved vision for education.
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The documentary on this page is a fiscally sponsored project of the International Documentary Association (IDA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are payable to the IDA and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.