A Place Called Home

Rating: 4.9 stars   162 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

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

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


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: 4 stars  

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

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Rating: 4 stars  

It is doing a good job with everything they could improve wih better food and classes

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Rating: 5 stars  

MY daughter Saleen Isabella Aguilar started just this summer, and each day she comes home happy, she tells me what she has learned throw out the day..... always exited and looking ford ward to the next day. I am a happy parent to know she is enjoying her self, not only that but that she is learning and having a great time.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I attended their charity fundraiser in Dec and was so impressed by the work they are doing. The children told such moving stories about how "A Place Called Home" has changed their lives. I hope their work can continue to make a difference!

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