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About NACP

NEW Academy Canoga Park (NACP) is a family oriented, success-focused elementary school. It was the dream of the mujeres who started New Economics for Women (NEW) to open a school that would create opportunities for families. NEW opened NACP in what year? For over thirty years, NEW has connected women, immigrants, and Communities of Color to their own sense of power and resiliency. The leaders at NEW understood that economic opportunity starts with a great education. They set out to start community-based schools to focus on children’s academic success and to connect them with other support that working families need to thrive.

NACP is part of a “big picture'' approach to uplifting communities; NACP is built on the grounds of a beautiful housing community. NEW has been one of the most successful housing developers in the country supporting women and families. NEW is also one of the only Latina led organizations doing this work. Part of NEW’s vision is to create housing, along with sustainable communities, to the county of Los Angeles. One of their many housing developments is Tierra Del Sol, which is located on school grounds in order to provide the children who live there with access to a quality education. Our facility also houses the nationally recognized Dennis P. Zine Community Center and Canoga Park’s Family Source Center. These centers provide services that focus on creating economic mobility for families through financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement.

For more information about our parent founder New Economics for Women (NEW), a nonprofit organization, visit their Website

Our Mission

The mission of NEW Academy Canoga Park is to create an exciting, standards-driven learning environment where students use their talents to contribute positively to the community.

NEW Academy Canoga Park is a Charter School currently serving over 450 students.

What is a charter school?

A Charter school is a public school that has been granted an exception from the state, which allows the school to govern itself directly. Although it may receive some public funding, many funds come from private sponsors. Charter schools are still required to meet state standards and fully comply with ESSA legislation.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write:

NEW Economics for women

USDA, Director
Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W
Whitten Building
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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