Ends on September 18, 2017
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Girls Build LA (GBLA) challenge. GBLA empowers teams of young women from all over LA County to identify the issues that they see as most significant in their community, and take action to address them. This application is a chance to share why your school and your students should participate in GBLA. It is also a chance to reveal what your team will do that translates into a dynamic project - don’t be afraid to show some personality and be creative! There is additional guidance in the application and on our website.


  • Team of Girls

    • All students need to be from the same public school in Los Angeles County

    • At least 6 female students (or students who identify as female) in 6th through 12th grade

    • A common vision to create a sustainable, lasting project

    • Students who have participated in past GBLA challenges are welcome to join again

    • Please note: At special events, space may be limited up to 10 girls, but teams are not limited to grow in size.

  • Site Coordinator (teacher and/or admin at the school) who will serve as the main point of contact for LA Promise Fund. The Site Coordinator is expected to remain in the project through the entire school year and will receive a $1,200 stipend.

  • Site Coordinator Responsibilities:

    • Recruit students/team members

    • Find time and space to hold meetings with the team

    • Coordinate and lead logistics/planning from the school side

    • Act as the liaison between the school and LA Promise Fund

    • Manage and facilitate spending of the budget


    • A clear idea of the impact area you want to address, and why it is important. Key impact areas are: 1) Health & Wellness, 2) Civic Engagement & Leadership, 3) and College Access & STEM Education.


    • Submit a video introducing the team, students, school, and an overview of project idea - maximum of 3 minutes

    • Turn in through a YouTube or Google Drive link (instructions inside the application).


  • Teams will need access to a computer and the Internet at times during the year. As a key component of the project, teams will build a website, create a social media campaign and videos to create a digital footprint of your project (we will supply training, tutorials, and resources to make this happen, no prior experience necessary).

  • Each participating team will receive a seed fund of $500 to design and implement a solution addressing an important challenge you have identified in your school community.

  • All teams can earn an additional $500 to support the implementation of their project and engage their school community.


September 18

  • Deadline to apply for GBLA. We will fund 50 teams which includes Site Coordinator stipend and $500 start up money. All information and webinars to learn more will be hosted on our website - http://girlsbuildla.weebly.com

October 4th

  • Invitation sent (subject to change)  

October 6th (subject to change)
  • GBLA Women's Leadership Summit

October - December

  • Host Team Orientation and submit project plan and link to website to unlock another $500

January - April

  • Project Execution

April 28 (subject to change)

  • Final Expo and Celebration

For more information and FAQ go to http://girlsbuildla.weebly.com

Application Info Session Webinar

Register to attend
: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM 
Link to the webinarjoin.me/lapromisefund
To Call in, dial 415.594.5500, Conference ID: 726.781.663