Rob Floyd – Guest Speaker at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles

On Thursday, February 1st, Rob Floyd spoke to about 30 of our just keep livin students at Fairfax High School. Rob is one of the most recognized names in the cocktail industry. He is largely hailed as one of the best known mixologists in the world! He is a resident on the hit TV show Bar Rescue and has been cited in publications worldwide.  We are so grateful to Rob for providing such a fun and interactive session with the students and for many, this was their first exposure to Molecular Gastronomy! There were so many valuable points that were shared with the students whether it was touching on the importance of having dedication, faith, hard... Read more »

Mack, Jack & McConaughey Announcements

We’re thrilled to announce that we have confirmed a couple of exciting names for our big annual fundraising event “Mack, Jack & McConaughey” (MJ&M) in Austin, TX this April. Grammy Award-winning band Dixie Chicks will headline the 2018 MJ&M Gala on Thursday, April 12, at Austin City Limits (ACL) Live at The Moody Theater! Additionally, Grammy-Award winning artist Patty Griffin, along with Butch Walker, John Fullbright and more are set to perform at the Jack Ingram & Friends concert on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Austin City Limits (ACL) Live at The Moody Theater.  We can also share the great news that renowned fashion designer, Stacey Bendet of Alice + Olivia, will showcase her latest... Read more »

JKL Students Head to Peru for Community Service Trip!

We are beyond thrilled to announce that some of the JKL students from EAC Prep in Austin will be working with Peruvian Hearts, a non-profit organization founded by Ana Dodson. She was born in a small, poor village in Cuzco and adopted when she was an infant. She visited Cuzco when she was older and witnessed the poverty and lack of education that plagues Peru, especially among women. As a result she decided to take action! Our JKL students will be spending ten days in Cuzco, working with the many different projects that Peruvian Hearts sponsors for women and their families, including a Women’s Empowerment group made up of teenagers the same age as our students.... Read more »

Check out Camila’s new website!

We’re excited to spread the word about our very own Camila Alves McConaughey’s newly updated website,! Camila has done an amazing job creating this online community for women, founded on the believe that women need to support each other, share our stories, and find strength in numbers. On the site, you can find Camila’s recipes, fitness tips, Do-It-Yourself crafts ideas, motherhood and relationship advice and more. Check it out!

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation College and Career Accelerator

Last month, two of our Los Angeles JKL programs, Fremont and Animo Inglewood, had the chance to attend the Los Angeles Dodger Foundation’s College and Career Accelerator Panel discussion. Our students had a great time hearing from the professional minds who make the Dodgers organization operate smoothly from behind the scenes. The panel was moderated by Nichol Whiteman (Executive Director of LADF) and the panelists included Sara Curran (Assistant Controller), Doug Fearing (Director of Research and Development and Baseball Operations), Paige Kirkpatrick (Director of Partnership Sales Administration and Service), Matt Mesa (Manager of Social Media, Digital and Print Content), Lenora O’Keith (Desktop Technician) and Ross Yoshida (Director of Graphic Design and Marketing Communication). The panelists... Read more »