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Our Donors


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

Avalon Hollywood

Barbara Ross Charitable Trust

Beyond the Bell – LAUSD

Bold Films

LuAnn Boylan

Bush Gottlieb, A Law Corporation

California Arts Council

CIM Group

City of West Hollywood Arts & Cultural Affairs Comm.

Community Impact Arts Grant-Los Angeles County

Donelle Dadigan

Decurion Management Co.

Dwight Stuart Youth Foundation

Earl B. Gilmore Foundation

Ferrell - Paulin Family Foundation

Flourish Foundation

Foundation for Global Sports Development

Jackie Goldberg & Sharon Stricker


Green Foundation

Harridge Development Group

Hollywood Center Studios

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

Hollywood Forever

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

Occidental Entertainment

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.

Paramount Studios

Helena Paulin

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

United Way

US Bank

Weingart Foundation

Wells Fargo Foundation

Craig White & Julie Kleinick

The Wilbur May Foundation

Women Helping Youth

Laura Worchell

Our Partners


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

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.


Beyond the Bell (BTB)

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. 


Constitutional Rights Foundation

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. 


The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation (EFCF)

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.  


Driver Education to Graduation Foundation

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.  


Ford Theatre Foundation

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.  


j.k. livin

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. 


The Los Angeles Arts & Athletics Alliance (LAAAA)

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. 


Musicians Institute

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

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.