Creating opportunities, building academic skills, and preparing students' for their futures.



The L.A.C.E.R Afterschool Programs provide free classes in the arts, athletics, and academics every day after school, to more than 4,000 middle and high school students in Los Angeles.  L.A.C.E.R. is creating opportunities, building academic skills, and preparing students for their future.


Creating Opportunities

83% of the local students live below the poverty line. 

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Building Academic Skills

Students who attend LACER five days a week, raise their grades by a full letter grade.  

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Preparing Student's Futures

86% of students say LACER helped them learn to be collaborative and 73% of students say they have a higher degree of commitment because of LACER classes. 

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LACER Student Graduation Rate

Our students have a 94% graduation rate.
LACER makes me feel safe, and it is the type of environment where you can meet ALL kinds of different people with different personalities.
— Vanessa, 8th grade LACER student




All made possible by community members like you.