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ORGANIZATION: Neighborhood Youth Association (NYA)

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Neighborhood Youth Association is a nonprofit organization that provides academic tutoring, leadership development and life skills to low-income and at-risk youth. We are based in Venice, and serve students after school from south and west LA.

As part of our high school leadership program, NYA provides elective classes. We would like to offer a chess class. Ideally, this class would teach students how to play chess, as well as help them with their critical thinking and organizational skills. This class would be 1-2 hours, once a week for the school year (after school). We are flexible on the time and can work with the volunteers' schedules. The class would be small (5-8 students).

We do not require prior teaching experience, but are looking for people who are passionate about contributing to the community and social justice, and want to share their love of chess and teach basic skills to dedicated, at-risk teens.

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About Neighborhood Youth Association (NYA)


1016 Pleasant View Ave, Locations in Mid-City, Downtown, South L.A.,, Venice, CA 90291, US

Mission Statement

The Neighborhood Youth Association provides at risk youth from low income homes a comprehensive set of educational enhancement services in a sustained, focused manner over the critical years of their lives so that they may successfully reach a productive adulthood.


NYA offers services that are long term and concentrated, adapted to meet the individual needs of each child and are measured against tangible goals. We have locations in Venice, Mar Vista (West LA), Downtown LA, Mid-City, and South LA/Harbor Gateway.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


1016 Pleasant View AveVenice, CA 90291



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • STEM




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  • Must be at least 18
  • 1-2 hours/week
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