A Place Called Home

Rating: 4.9 stars   136 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: 2830 S. Central Ave Los Angeles CA 90011 USA

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
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
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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love the Pay it Forward theme! These girls were very thankful and the smiles on their faces after finding that dress and matching shoes is priceless. I will definitely do this again and again.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This non profit is really great especially helping out the youth in our community and the cinderella project is great because many of our high school youth are of low income and cant afford to buy their prom dress I myself benefitted from this program for my homecoming. can't wait to come back and volunteer

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Rating: 5 stars  

Today was my first time volunteering at APCH, the staff was super friendly and helpful. APCH is such a great asset to this community and I am really happy I was able to contribute. Will volunteer again :D!

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Rating: 5 stars  

While volunteering at A Place Called Home, I had thee best experience!! Finding folks who are genuinely trying to create a positive change in such an amazing neighborhood is almost impossible and the folks at APCH are really doing a great job.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This was one of the best experiences as a volunteer.This is such a wonderful organization. Great work everybody!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love A Place Called Home. I had a wonderful experience volunteering at This nonprofit. I would totally volunteer again.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This was my first time and i had a great time :) Keep on doing the good work :)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

I thoroughly enjoyed volunteering at APCH...I've been here for the past two years and it's been a very rewarding experience. I first learned about APCH during my first year of graduate school. Dr. Styles is a professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and was instrumental in my passion and participation in this non-profit.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I think that a place called home has changed my life since the day i have started coming. I have learned alot in the year I have been coming to a place called home. i have meet wonderful people and have experienced my things that i would have never done if i hadn't come to A Place Called Home.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

i had a wonderful experiene helping out apch givig out a plate of food to many families.. seeing them happy mad me happy this was my first time doing this it actually opened my mind to continue helping out my communitte even more.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i wouldnt make any changes they surely know what they doing.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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