Making an Impact through Mentoring: Meet Dejonae Collins
Hard work, Mentorship, and Community: Cindy’s Vision for a Bright Future / Esfuerzo, mentoría, y comunidad: La visión de Cindy para un futuro brillante
Coding, College, and Community: Edwin’s Story
A Place Called Home Welcomes New Deputy Executive Director
Erick Cabrera hadn’t visited A Place Called Home in 15 years. A unique opportunity to share his story before a live audience, combined with his passion for writing, brought this former APCH member back to campus in February 2020 with an unexpected result. Erick recently reflected on growing up in South Central, his experience over the past 15 years and APCH’s lasting impact on his life. We’re thrilled to share his reflection with you here:
In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, the dedicated staff at A Place Called Home remain committed to our mission of serving South Central youth and families in need. While we’re temporarily away from our physical campus, we have worked hard to create a “virtual campus” to deliver our vital programs and services to our members online and by phone.
At A Place Called Home, we know that being a motivated scholar begins with a passion for learning, and a belief that you can control your own destiny. Instilling those traits is at the core of every literacy program, tutoring service, and learning regimen we provide for hundreds of young people every day.
The Bridge Theater @ A Place Called Home is quickly becoming a vibrant art and culture hub in South Central Los Angeles. This month, The Bridge Theater hosts two exciting public events: Global storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents its first-ever Spanish language StorySLAM in Los Angeles on Feb. 26 and American Youth Symphony brings classical music to the community on Feb. 29.