A Place Called Home
Rating: 4.9 stars 162 162 reviews 9,017
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Human Services
2830 S. Central Ave Los Angeles CA 90011 USA
A Place Called Home is a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where undeserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being; and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world.
• In 2010 nearly 50% of students in our educational programs were able to increase their skills by a full grade level, remaining students increased by ½ grade • 3,000 hours of free, comprehensive mental health counseling services for students and their families • Computer training and access for homework. Most of our kids have no computer at home • Over 3,000 nutritious meals are served every month to youth who live below the poverty line • APCH offers college preparation and scholarships for students who once did not think college was a viable affordable option for them. The following are results from these programs: • In 2010 over 60 youth received scholarships and many are the first in their families to attend college • Bridge to the Future offers SAT, CAHSEE, GED preparation with a six-month College Prep course • In the past year, more than 80 APCH youth attended tours of college campuses • APCH members with long-time gang affiliations are now attending college • 157 unduplicated APCH members, to date, have received Shaheen Scholarships for college • 100% of APCH members receive support and opportunities for higher education
Low income and underserved youth (8-20 years old) and families in South Central Los Angeles.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
More than 1,000 youth
Geographic areas served:
South Los Angeles
Our FREE programs offer outstanding enrichment services using proven models to increase youth performance and behaviors socially and academically. These programs include: CREATIVE EXPRESSION provides training in music, dance, digital media and fine arts; EDUCATIONAL SERVICES where we provide tutoring, literacy, math, science and a drop-out recovery program through LAUSD; HEALTH, NUTRITION AND WELL-BEING that offers daily nutritious meals and snacks, counseling and health resources; COMMUNITY & VOLUNTEER INITIATIVES to empower parents & members towards advocacy and recruiting volunteers to help with APCH's mission; RECREATION/ATHLETICS provides physical education and sports; BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE offers transitional opportunities for teens to enter into a healthy adulthood.
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I love this place! I've been working here for 8 months already and they have given me a place where I can call home. The staff are awesome, the programs here are great, and you won't go wrong if you place your child on the program. Thank you APCH for letting me have a place to start getting back in the workforce and letting me call you all my second family.
They are giving back to the community they want to help others. A Place Called Home is doing such a good organization they give their time to help the community
Everything they do is amazing. Far beyond what I expected. They do so many amazing things for the children as well as families and communities.
A Place Called Home always provides great volunteer opportunities to not only work with the youth, but the larger community as well. Love it!
Organization is very invested in providing these children with all of the opportunities they dont have in their neighborhood.
Great place to volunteer in!
I work with many NPOs and APCH is one of my favorites. Its exceptionally well run and organized. The staff is filled with love and compassion and it shows in the kids.
AMAZING ORGANIZATION, TODAY THEY HAD "COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP EVENT" THEIR VOLUNTEERS, INTERNS, STAFFS AND MEMBERS HELPED CLEAN-UP THE SOUTH CENTRAL AREA. EVENTS LIKE THESE BRING AWARENESS TO THE COMMUNITY ABOUT MAINTAINING A CLEAN COMMUNITY!
I loved APCH! I decided to volunteer for APCH because I got the opportunity to do this six week long fellowship. From the start the staff kept me very busy and I appreciated that very much. I got to know the members, staff and vistas pretty well. The atmosphere is positive and everyone is working hard all the time. I wish I could have stayed all summer long and kept helping out. This place is a home for most children and it's because of the many people who work together to make a difference.
A Place Called Home is truly an extraordinary organization. The staff is incredible and so focused on making sure the children's needs are met. I believe APCH is the perfect model of a children's volunteer organization and sets an example for similar programs (and sets the bar very high!).
I have volunteered a few times at A Place Called Home and I can tell that they make a difference in the community. They give the kids a place to go to and give them things to do, help with their homework and basically keep them off of the streets where they could get in trouble. I recommend taking time out of your day to volunteer with them!!!