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TIE-INS (Together In Education In Neighborhood Schools) is a collaboration between UCLA and Nora Sterry Elementary School, Brockton Avenue Elementary School, Emerson Middle School, and University High School. Chancellor Gene D. Block announced it May 18, 2009.


TIE-INS (Together In Education In Neighborhood Schools) is a collaboration between UCLA and Brockton Avenue Elementary School, Nora Sterry Elementary SchoolEmerson Middle School, and University High School, announced by Chancellor Gene D. Block on May 18, 2009.


The collaboration enables children of UCLA employees who live outside the attendance area to go to these four public schools, which are near the UCLA campus. In exchange, UCLA—with guidance from the schools’ leaders—provides assistance and enrichment in support of high achievement for all students in these schools.

The participating schools are in Los Angeles Unified School District Local District 3, and each has a rich history with UCLA. Any UCLA employee’s child who is selected by UCLA for enrollment in any of the TIE-INS schools is guaranteed the opportunity to attend through high school graduation so long as the child meets the usual expectations for academic performance, attendance, and citizenship. Once part of TIE-INS, there is no need to reapply each year in order to continue to participate, as is required by many other programs.

The TIE-INS Schools

Brockton Elementary School

Address: 1309 Armacost Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 479-6090


Nora Sterry Elementary School

Address: 1730 Corinth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025-4211
Phone: (310) 473-2172


Emerson Middle School

Address: 1650 Selby Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 234-3100


University High School

Address: 11800 Texas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 914-3500

UCLA Support of TIE-INS Schools

The UCLA TIE-INS program strives to expand University and K-12 school partnerships that respect and strengthen each school's capacity to improve student learning and achievement. We work collaboratively with principals and teachers to identify individual and collective needs of our partner schools and match UCLA resources to enhance the learning opportunities that ultimately benefit all students.

Below are some of our program highlights for the 2012-2013 academic year:

  • Satisfied parents as expressed on school surveys and through parents’ active participation at their local TIE-INS schools. Parent data showed that 84% of parents agreed that their child(ren) will continue with the TIE-INS program for next academic year.
  • Numerous programs, resources, and in-kind contributions from UCLA units and departments including approximately  48,000+ hours of service provided by UCLA undergraduate and graduate tutors to strengthen school-based intervention and enrichment programs.
  • Securing of funds from external sources to fund transportation to music and arts events on the UCLA campus and nearby performing arts venues for approximately 1,540 students.
  • Approximately 400 hours of professional development offerings from the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies for teachers at TIE-INS schools to support school-wide improvement efforts in core content areas.
  • Establishment of programs at TIE-INS schools with 20 UCLA units/departments resulting in mutually beneficial relationships between UCLA researchers and program staff.


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How do I apply to participate in TIE-INS for 2017-2018?

Applications will be accepted starting in February 2017.



Please contact:



If you have questions, please contact:

Zo Shay
Program Coordinator

(310) 825-4910

Sarah Bang
TIE-INS Director
(310) 804-7372