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Phone: (323) 232 -7653
2830 S. Central Ave
Los Angeles
California 90011
USA
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Target demographics: 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

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assist students with homework, help nutrition staff prepare dinner for over 200 children or prepare for an upcoming event such as our Cinderella project or a Volunteer Day in our garden or painting, etc.

Geographic areas served: South Los Angeles

Programs: 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.

Mission:
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.
Results:
• 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

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08/11/14
My experience volunteering at APCH so far has been exciting and worth while. I've been able to volunteer in various departments and under various staff members, so I've been able to see first hand just how A Place Called Home operates. The programs are well planned, the staff are dedicated, and the ... more »
08/11/14
Every staff member I've had the opportunity to interact with during my experience at APCH is wholeheartedly committed to the success of each member. The organization recognizes the importance of not only the local community they serve, but the community of staff, interns and volunteers that come ... more »
08/09/14
I volunteered this summer and it was an amazing learning experience. Not only the staff help you learnbut so do the children, the environment is great , the staff and volunteers are amiable, and the children are great I would totally recommend you guys go here... more »
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