A big thank you to...
The L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs are funded in part by state and federal grants through the California Department of Education and the 21st Century Community Learning Center.
Additional funding for our programs are provided by our many friends and supporters who continue to invest in the boys and girls we work with after school; convinced like we are that what we do for our young students now will positively impact not only the youth, but their families and our whole community for years to come.
21st Century Community Learning Center
ACEA Local 3090
AFSCME District Council 36
After School Education and Safety Program
Barbara Ross Charitable Trust
Beyond the Bell – LAUSD
Bush Gottlieb, A Law Corporation
California Arts Council
City of West Hollywood Arts & Cultural Affairs Comm.
Community Impact Arts Grant-Los Angeles County
Decurion Management Co.
Dwight Stuart Youth Foundation
Earl B. Gilmore Foundation
Ferrell - Paulin Family Foundation
Foundation for Global Sports Development
Jackie Goldberg & Sharon Stricker
Harridge Development Group
Hollywood Center Studios
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
House of Blues Music Forward Foundation
Iron Mountain Entertainment Services
J.B. and Emily Van Nuys Charities
Jose Iturbi Foundation
just keep livin' Foundation
Sid & Helen Katz
La Kretz Family Foundation
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation
Los Angeles Professional Managers Association
Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood
Los Angeles Times Family Fund
Los Angeles World Airports
Lucy & Isadore Adelman Foundation
Millenium Hollywood/Helping LA
The Minzer Family
National Endowment for the Arts
Office of Kevin DeLeón, Senatorial District 22
Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Office of Mitch O'Farrell, Council District 13
Office of Senator Ben Allen
Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development
Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis
Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
The Original Farmers Market
Pacific Theaters/Regent Property
Pantages Theatre-Nederlander West Coast
Paramount Contractors and Dev. Inc.
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Jessica Ritz & Henry Alonso Myers
Robertson Properties Group
Roth Family Foundation
Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation
S. Mark Taper Foundation
SEIU Local 721 / SEIU United Service Workers West
Sempra Energy Foundation
Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas Company
Sports 4 Life/Women’s Sports Foundation
Sunset Gower/Sunset Bronson Studios
Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation
UFCW Local 770
Wells Fargo Foundation
Craig White & Julie Kleinick
The Wilbur May Foundation
Women Helping Youth
The L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs' success is due in part to its partnership with the school sites where we operate our programs. By sharing their resources, providing classroom space and access to the students we all work together to provide students with as many opportunities as possible.
We also work closely with other community organizations and local businesses to maximize our effectiveness and reach out to even more youth. Here are a few of the amazing groups who share our commitment to providing an equal education to all students.
Beat the Streets – Los Angeles has partnered with the L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs at the middle school level, cultivating youth development in underserved communities by encouraging a desirefor excellence, respect, teamwork, leadership, integrity, and perseverance through the instruction of quality wrestling programs. BTS-LA strives to enhance young men and women’s lives in school, sports and the community.
L.A.C.E.R. has collaborated with BTB from its' inception to meet the needs of the schools and most importantly, our students. The mission of Beyond the Bell is to ensure that all children and youth in LAUSD have access to high quality, safe, and supervised academic, enrichment, and recreation programs that inspire learning and achievement beyond the regular school day.
Each year, high school students participate in the Expanding Horizons Internship Program placing students in paid 6-week internships designed to give them an opportunity to gain valuable job experience and mentorship from working professionals. L.A.C.E.R. has been provided with wonderful CRF interns for nearly a decade who support our teams in the office and at the school sites. CRF is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society.
Twice a year, EFCF provides organizations with free books through their "A Book Just For Me" program. The program guarantees that the youth have books of their choosing to read during the Winter Break and over the summer. In addition, EFCF supports our middle school music program and donates buses for our annual beach trip. The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation was created in 1993 by Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Song, in order to fulfill her desires to use the fruits of her success to help people of all races, cultures and beliefs.
No longer offered in school, L.A.C.E.R. Students at Hollywood and Fairfax High School have an opportunity to take one of the first big steps in getting out in the world; getting a driver's license. The DEG Foundation is an award-winning non-profit organization partnering with L.A.C.E.R. and providing electrifying, entertaining and interactive classroom driver education courses.
The Ford Theatre's Community Outreach Program provides L.A.C.E.R. students with free tickets to theater, dance and music events at the Ford Amphitheatre. Several performances include master classes where students are given the opportunity to see a live performance, like Salsa Night, and then attend a Salsa class right after. The Ford, part of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, strives to be a world-class performing arts center and improves the health of community arts and cultural organizations through partnerships like the Community Outreach Program.
The just keep livin Foundation was started by Matthew and Camila McConaughey and is dedicated to empowering high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for abetter future. Located within the L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs at Fairfax High School, the program’s staff, volunteers and programming encourages students to make positive life choices to improve their physical and mental health through exercise, teamwork, gratitude, nutrition and community service.
LAAAA provides free instruction and sports equipment for L.A.C.E.R.'s Lacrosse team at King Middle School. LAAAA's mission is to encourage the importance of a lifelong engagement with arts and athletics and the Silver Lake Jubilee is their cornerstone program.
L.A.C.E.R.'s popular Rock Band Workshop participants get extra help with small-group lessons in guitar, keyboard, vocal and drums provided through a program at the Musicians Institute (MI). MI's Federal Work Study students are placed in L.A.C.E.R. music programs to mentor our young musicians and co-teach the L.A.C.E.R. music curriculums. Since 1977, Musicians Institute has been a world leader in contemporary music education. MI provides a culturally and musically diverse vibrant learning environment and offers students cutting-edge resources in state of the art facilities located in the heart of Hollywood.
Tools for Peace provides a Mindfulness Project at L.A.C.E.R.'s after school program at Bancroft and Irving Middle Schools that incorporates art, writing, meditation and exciting community service activities. Tools for Peace has helped students cultivate compassion, peace, and well-being, while building self-motivation and confidence. The goal is to help students learn to deal with negative emotions and find ways to resolve conflict in their lives. Class participants have embraced the program, sharing that the techniques they have learned in class have changed their lives. In 2013 Tools for Peace was honored as a Community Partner at L.A.C.E.R.'s Annual Brunch celebrating their work with young people and commitment to the community.