Mission: L.A.C.E.R.'s Mission is to provide underserved middle and high school youth with an arts and literacy based after-school program which includes visual art, music, dance, film, academic support, enrichment activities and a variety of sports in a safe and caring environment.
Geographic areas served: greater Los Angeles California
Programs: Lacer afterschool programs served over 3,600 underprivileged youth, ages 10-18 years old, through its afterschool programs at four middle schools and two high schools in the central city of los angeles. Programs are offered to these public school youth every day from school's end until 6pm during the school year. Field trips and special weekend activities are also available.
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LACER has been part of the Hollywood area for 20 years. Their students do better in school, have access to free arts classes, homework help and field trips include family members too! I have personally seen the difference this program makes in young people's lives. Their classes are high quality and have helped schools survive. LACER has been able to keep music alive at Hollywood High. The school lost funding for their Marching Band in 2009 and LACER has been running a successful band program ever since. Middle school's do not have any funding for organized sports teams, LACER fills this gap with sports teams and tournaments.