2830 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, Ca 90011
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Our mission A Place Called Home provides a safe, nurturing environment in South Central Los Angeles where, through programs for education, arts and well-being, underserved youth become the authors of their own lives and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world.
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A Place Called Home

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Volunteers can participate in a variety of ways, whether at events, during our classes, or as interns doing semester-long projects for our organization.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

LIFE Mentor

Lead Inspire Foster Empower: LIFE Mentoring. Our LIFE Mentoring program presents opportunities for enrichment, exposure, support and guidance through supervised one-to-one relationships between our members and caring adults.
  • Weekly
  • 21+, 55+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you help Every year up to 1,000 individuals contribute time and energy to A Place Called Home, logging more than 30,000 hours as they enrich their lives and those of our members by giving back to the community.
About us At 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.
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