A Place Called Home is a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well being; and are inspired to make a meani... Read more
A Place Called Home is a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well being; and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world.
A Place Called Home is a nonprofit educational and recreational youth center in South Central Los Angeles. We focus on at-risk youth from 8 to 20 years old, and on building a strong South Central Los Angeles community. APCH offers a unique family environment that features one-on-one mentoring, compassion and unconditional love.
A great non-profit is not just an organization based on good intentions and new ideas that are aimed to help its demographic. It's more than that; a great non-profit such as A Place Called Home is much more than just a foundation built from one persons dream to help the community. It stems from something much more than that; a passion deep down within, a passion that is driven by first-hand experience and a vision to WANT to see a change in the community APCH stands for.
I have been volunteering at APCH for more than a year now and have spent hours and hours working with staff, members and other volunteers. Since I started volunteering at APCH, I was seeing change; positive change. Whether it was seeing members get served nutritious meals, members being taught general education or seeing the kids open up to staff and volunteers simply because they are there to support and listen. It really is good to see.
Thank you APCH for doing your part!
by steve l. from Yosemite, CA
I've been volunteering at APCH two days a week for the last few months, and I look forward to going every time. The people are easygoing and fun to work with, they care, and they work hard.
I do wish there was a little bit more of an orientation for new people - we got a good tour of the campus before I started, but my first day of "work" felt like sink-or-swim.
That said, it didn't take me long to feel comfortable and have fun helping out. APCH is pretty awesome.