PACE was created in 2012 in response to the ever increasing budget cuts to schools at the state and District level. Emerson’s performing arts and technology programs were at risk of being eliminated. Funding for the library, classroom supplies and field trips were at an all time low.

PACE strives, through its many activities, to raise enough funds to keep the programs alive and to make sure that all the teachers have the tools they need to provide our children with a motivating learning environment. In addition to bridging the budget gaps, PACE. will seek to fund large scale projects, including a new computer lab and green sports field. We have already secured funding for new sports equipment and for Emerson’s music program implemented 2016-2017.

2017-2018 PACE Board:

President: Jae Wu. (8th grader)
Secretary: Jeannie Barber-Choi (7th grader)
Treasurer: Christina Close (8th grader)
Co-Treasurer: Steffanie Cohen (8th grader)
VP Fundraising:
Co Fundraising Chair:
VP Administration: Elaine Hsieh and Dana Pagan (7th graders_
VP Communications: Martha Cohen (8th grader)
VP Hospitality/Service:
Community Outreach/Parent Rep Chair: Jay Manning

Emerson Principal: Dimone Watson

LAUSD Parent Liaison: TBA
Teacher Representative: TBA
8th Grade Representative: TBA*
7th Grade Representative: TBA*
6th Grade Representatives: TBA*
* in discussions to replace with AT/Academy Reps

PACE Bylaws

Emerson Arts & Education DBA PACE.
is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization
Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Federal Tax ID No. 26-3286259