Biography

J. Lloyd (Bud) Jacobs

Executive Director, Communities In Schools Los Angeles West
c/o Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 227
Los Angeles, CA 90067
424.288.2809 email:

J. Lloyd (Bud) Jacobs is the Executive Director of Communities in Schools Los Angeles West (CISLAW), the newest of 200 Communities in Schools affiliates in America. Communities in Schools nationally is the largest and most successful stay-in-school program serving 1.2 million young people in 41 states.

After earning his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and a Masters degree from UCLA, Bud served the Los Angeles Unified School District for over thirty years. He had a distinguished career as a high school teacher, department chairperson, district instructional specialist, and secondary school administrator with both middle and high school experience. Bud was the first high school principal in Los Angeles chosen by the school and community under the LEARN school reform program in 1993. During his eight years as principal, Venice High School received national recognition by winning the National Science Bowl two years in a row and his school was named one of the top 100 high schools in America by Time magazine.

Bud was selected to be the Director of High School Programs for Los Angeles Unified School District in 2000. He was responsible for coordinating accreditation efforts from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for seventy high schools and forty-one continuation high schools. He was also instrumental in designing programs to improve the pass rate for high school students on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) as well as creating service learning opportunities for 25,000 high school seniors to fulfill their service learning graduation requirement. He was also Assistant Superintendent of High School programs for one year, and Project Director for the National Science Foundation grant to LAUSD for three years.

Bud has always been very active in the Los Angeles community through business, university and civic engagement. He was accepted into the Harvard Principals Summer Institute in 1998 and has participated in three Harvard Principals programs in 1997 and 1999. He is currently an adjunct professor at UCLAs Graduate School of Education and Informational Studies. He has been recognized by the Los Angeles City Council, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and several state officials. Currently he directs CISLAW from an office at Creative Artists Agency, and he operates Communities in Schools Los Angeles West with generous support from the entertainment industry, Century City businesses, foundations and community agencies.

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