Southern California Program

A Place Called Home

Los Angeles, CA
June 2014

A Place Called Home (APCH) provides after-school and summer programming for 1,200 youth ages eight to 21 years in South Central Los Angeles.  The agency is renovating a warehouse across the street from its main facility to create a new teen center, gallery, and performing arts space.  The new space will replace one small bungalow where the teen program currently meets, provide additional space for arts activities and programming, and increase APCH’s capacity to serve the many youth on its waiting list.  The teen program, Bridge to the Future, helps young people successfully transition to adulthood as responsible and contributing citizens by providing tutoring, mentoring, scholarships, counseling, college preparation, internships, and leadership development.  Through the Creative Expressions Program, students participate in performing, visual and digital arts classes taught by professional dancers, musicians, actors and artists.  The Foundation’s grant will support the creation of dedicated visual and performing arts spaces that will include a convertible lobby, classroom and meeting spaces.

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