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New: The Transforming Power of Home

Kids just want to be kids. For that, they need safety and love.

Too many young people in South Central Los Angeles face poverty, danger and adversity that forces them to grow up way too fast.

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What does it mean to be a man in the 21st century?

All of us are on a journey.

For some, the path appears straight as an arrow from beginning to end. For most, it bends and curves. There are intersections and roadblocks. Sometimes, we may even hit what appears to be a dead-end.

That’s why, at A Place…

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Nurturing a Love for Learning

Have you ever watched a toddler explore a room or the beach or check out a new person? Amazing to witness the world through their new eyes, right? Research has shown that we are born with curiosity as a driving force to engage with the world around…

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A revolutionary act of self-love.

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You Are What You Eat

Originating nearly 200 years ago in France, this phrase became the rallying cry of the organic food movement in the United States in the 1960’s, and is more relevant than ever in the 21st century, with food being at the top of the… well, food chain in…

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We Shape The Future By How We Treat Our Children

We recently sat down with Dr. Yvonne Styles, our Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Counseling Services, to talk about the impact the APCH Counseling Center is making in our community:

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Seeing Is Believing


When our teens see their peers just ahead of them in college, they start believing it’s possible for them.

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“On the road again . . .” Taking Our Kids Out of Their Comfort Zones, and Expanding Their Horizons

Can you imagine ... living in a world of only a few square blocks? It would feel tiny. Not enough adventure or opportunity. It would be difficult to dream big for yourself, let alone actually experience the vastness and beauty in the world just…

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Kids In South Central L.A. Experience The Transformative Power Of Reflection

There’s nothing worse than looking in the mirror and hating what you see. Have you ever had that experience of feeling shame at your own reflection?

We believe that beauty — beauty with meaning — is on the inside. It doesn’t matter who you are or…

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Mr. Friday’s Volunteer Story

I want everyone around me in this community to succeed, to get the tools they need, and to have hope, because there are a lot of things around us that can stop us from being optimistic.

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