A Place Called Home
Rating: 4.9 stars 162 162 reviews 9,054
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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Love this place. The volunteers really care and make a difference for the community they serve. They treat everyone with such dignity and respect
Apch is doing well help us in general and the way thatvthey can improve is by maybe less member because its crowd not much but a little so thays how they can improve
It is doing a good job with everything they could improve wih better food and classes
The students really love this place and it's inspiring to see an organization make a difference
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This nonprofit is doing amazingly and need no improvement
Great variety of social offerings
The place is very friendly and they meet the expectations of taking care of kids
This was an amazing experience!
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.