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Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy











If you have questions please contact the school at: (213) 342-2874

4610 South Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90037


600 students in grades 9-12


Date Opened

August 2007




Alliance Neuwirth Leadership Academy is located in the South Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles. The area is primarily home to African American and Latino families. The community is mainly served by non-charter public high schools, many of which are low-performing and overcrowded.

Demographics and Average Daily Attendance

94% Latino and 6% African American, 14% English Language Learner (ELL) students, and 96% free or reduced meal program participants. 


Candice Dagnino started her career in education teaching Spanish and Math in grades K-12. She later moved to Brazil as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant where she coached and helped mentor English teachers. Afterwards she earned a second master’s degree in School Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and became a principal. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Portuguese from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in Arts in Teaching from The Johns Hopkins University.