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“Home” means so much to so many. It’s a place where we feel safe… where we can be ourselves… where we can be with our friends, family, and loved ones. Most of all, home is where a community comes together. Home is where the heart is.

Circle Kids for Front PageAt A Place Called Home, caring staff, supporters and volunteers come together to provide South Central children and teens 8 years old – 21 years old with love, safety, enrichment, training, and opportunities through educational programs, counseling, and mentorship. After-school, weekend, and all-day summer programs and services include tutoring and homework support, as well as a full spectrum of instruction in the arts, athletics, dance and music. Our high school dropout recovery partnership with LAUSD is open in the mornings and we provide year-round support for college preparation, SAT tutoring, and college counseling and scholarships. In 2012 we provided support for 68 first-generation college students in local schools and across the country.

Whatever your age, when you join APCH, you bring amazing skills and abilities that may not be fully realized yet. Our smart, caring staff provides individualized attention to every member of our community, through which youth discover their interests, their talents – and their capabilities. It’s almost – almost – like magic, except there is a lot of hard work and focus involved. Check out our videos, or come on by and experience the love and the learning yourself.

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APCH is a dynamic, non-profit youth center. Our primary goal is to help our members stay in school, go on to higher education, pursue successful careers, and develop into active, contributing citizens and leaders. More than 1000 volunteers log in over 40,000 hours annually to enrich the lives of our members – if you are interested in setting an example and giving back to your community, click here to learn about our volunteer programs. And hey, your contributions are welcome and appreciated, too!

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