Intersection’s Nonprofit Spotlight series profiles South L.A. organizations that are propelling positive change in South L.A.
A Place Called Home provides children in South L.A. educational programs, counseling and mentorship. By promoting creative expression and providing specialized tutoring programs, APCH helps builds a bridge towards success for many South L.A. youth. Charyn Harris, who leads APCH’s music programs, answered a survey for us telling us more about the organization’s work.
What is APCH’s purpose? APCH is a community partner that offers a safe haven to youth daily as well as resources to families.
When was APCH founded? The organization was founded in 1993 by Debrah Constance. It started with 12 youth members in a local church. Many of the youth were trying to escape involvement in the rampant gang activity that existed during that time. Debrah was extremely successful in working with them and many of the original members are now thriving.
Which areas does APCH serve? The community of South Los Angeles. It is located in Council District 9. [Read more…]