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15 Years Later, Erick Returns Home - with a Surprising Result

Erick Cabrera hadn’t visited A Place Called Home in 15 years. A unique opportunity to share his story before a live audience, combined with his passion for writing, brought this former APCH member back to campus in February 2020 with an unexpected…

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Caring for ourselves while serving others: self-care during the pandemic

In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, the dedicated staff at A Place Called Home remain committed to our mission of serving South Central youth and families in need. While we’re temporarily away from our physical campus, we have worked hard…

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Educator, Coffee Enthusiast, Changemaker - Meet Iovani

At A Place Called Home, we know that being a motivated scholar begins with a passion for learning, and a belief that you can control your own destiny. Instilling those traits is at the core of every literacy program, tutoring service, and learning…

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Live Storytelling and Classical Music Come to The Bridge Theater

The Bridge Theater @ A Place Called Home is quickly becoming a vibrant art and culture hub in South Central Los Angeles. This month, The Bridge Theater hosts two exciting public events: Global storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents its first-ever…

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Comic Expo brings joy of reading to South Central

Just one week after L.A. Comic Con, another comic expo comes to Los Angeles – South Central Los Angeles! A Place Called Home will host its third annual Comic Art & Literacy Expo (CALE) on October 19, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The expo is free,…

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APCH Shaheen Scholar soars at top firm and NASA

The APCH Shaheen Scholarship program helps make higher education a reality for many of our members. It’s exciting to see our young scholars spread their wings in college, and we love receiving updates from them about their undergraduate adventures.

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The Life-Changing Power Of Music

At A Place Called Home, we firmly believe that experiences in the arts teach children to cultivate creativity, collaborate, invent, and innovate with peers. Additionally, arts education has a major impact on cognitive development and social…

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Everyone deserves a place to call home

Earlier this year, Angelenos received disappointing news: the 2019 Homeless Count revealed that homelessness increased 12% in Los Angeles County since last year.* In South Los Angeles alone, more than 9,600 residents are homeless. A severe lack of…

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Summer Magic At A Place Called Home

At A Place Called Home, the summer months are the busiest time of year for our campus. With local schools on summer break, most kids have nowhere to go during the day and our members rely on APCH to provide a safe space.

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Q&A With Darrell Bryson, APCH Athletics Program Lead

At A Place Called Home, we’re passionate about instilling good health practices in the lives of kids and their families. Young people need to run, play, and exercise in a safe space. Most kids thrive in this kind of environment — whether it’s…

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