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.
Volunteer Leadership at the Highest Level
“I want to show these kids stories about their lives and to show them who they can be.”
We’re all moved by stories. They have the power to help us better understand the world and each other. Recently, we sat down with Theater Facility Manager Efrain Schunior to talk about the importance of story, his work, and the goals for the theater program at A Place Called Home.
Every one of us can contribute to building healthy communities.
At A Place Called Home, we’re providing civics and community engagement programs to empower youth and ensure that their voices are heard and included in the changes to come in our neighborhood and the world.