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Mission Statement

To To enrich the lives of children, youth, and families in a personalized high quality-learning environment that contributes to self-sufficient, stable and productive lives. GCLA provides a committed and knowledgeable staff, as well as, comprehensive innovative services while working with families and community collaborations in a family centered early education and youth development program



Currently, GCLA serves over 6,000 children, youth and their families annually through three main components: Early Education, Youth Development, and Community Outreach.

Early Care & Education Faith Children's Center (FCC) FCC enriches the lives of over 200 children and families by offering high-quality early education, as well as, family support services. National Association for the Education of Young Children ( NAEYC) accredited. Children are accepted on full and part-time basis to the following program: Pre-school Services (3-5 years of age) General Childcare (2-5 years old), and State Latchkey and summer day camp (5-12 years old).

Youth DevelopmentGCLA offers a school based Comprehensive Sexuality Education(i.e. goal setting, decision making, reproduction, teen pregnancy and STD's/HIV) to the 9th grade health classes at Washington High School. In addition, an

AfterSchoolService Learning Club is available for students to learn about the community and participate in projects. The

Gender Specific Program before and after school serves girls on probation through the following components: 1) Parent Orientation/Support Workshops, 2) Mentoring Activities, 3) Empowerment Workshops, 4) Mother (or significant female family members) /Daughter Activities.

After-School Program at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee Family Development Network that focuses on academic Extension, life skills, financial education, parenting, cultural and recreational activities.

The Smoke Free Peer Mentorship Program develops anti-tobacco advocates, who are trained on how to reduce tobacco use and second-hand smoke in their community.

The Champion for Change programincludes educating children, adolescents and adults about healthy & nutritious foods, the importance of physical activity, and the use of food assistance programs.

St. Johns Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program teaches prenatal and postnatal education through children's books. Also, it improves the parent' adult literacy skills, while introducing them to literacy development techniques for their babies and children.

Training/Volunteer Programs · Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Training Programs, Cal Works, Youth Employment, Court Referred Community Service

Special Projects

· Students Run LA (SRLA), Work Readiness Training , Financial Literacy, Motheread/Fatheread

Annual Events

· Health Fair &Career Day, Teen Rally, Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work Day



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