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A Place Called Home

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Human Services, Neighborhood Centers, Support, Youth Development Programs

Mission: A Place Called Home provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education, and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.

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.

Community Stories

72 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great job by your staff. It was a little crowded but everyone had a great time.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I brought my kids to the book give away. Your staff was very friendly and did a fantastic job in this event. Thank you for putting on a great event that the kids can enjoy .

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am thankful for the turkey and the groceries they gave us.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

it was fun and its cool because of what they are doing for all the families

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Client Served

Rating: 5

People are good here because they are helpful and happy.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

thank you all for giving. Super Happy for this. Thanks so much

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I think its a really good place it helps us grow and teaches us new skills.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It is of great help to receive help these holidays and spread lots if love.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is very great what you are doing, You are actually using the money to help our community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Everything was great. Awesome event Thank So much APCH

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for bringing us food every year and I hope you will continue.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I thank it's a good program to encourage children to do their best to get into college.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

a place called home is cool because they have a lot of things for kids. i use to come here so i think their progress is amazing

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A great thanksgiving community event. Thank you so much for the turkeys

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is really good. the service you guys offer is amazing. I have 2 years coming and i am very grateful. Thank you so much for allowing us low income to be able to have food on our table on Thanksgiving.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

its awesome. i love a place called home. its helped me a lot.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

thank you for the service it was great. A thanksgiving dinner is possible because of a place called home

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Client Served

Rating: 5

thank you for helping the community because we really need the help. Thank you so mu

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

A Place Called Home is just such a wonderful place, the name even says it all! Every day I come here and I love it. It does a lot for families in need year round.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

a place called home is pretty cool. its amazing that they give children supplies for school and presents for christmas. i love it !!!!!