Education

kid reading Extended Day Child Care

APCC collaborates with International Institute of Los Angeles to provide licensed childcare for children ages 3-5. State pre-school classes are also provided.

Saturday Pre-K Kindergarten Literacy Program

Pre-k and Kindergarten students are provided with basic fundamentals for reading, through the use of phonics, reading comprehension techniques and other curricula tailored to student’s needs. This early education program is designed to meet the needs of transitioning children.

After-School Program

With an emphasis on college readiness and dropout prevention, APCC's after-school programs engage youth in focused reading time, homework assistance and individual tutoring. Additionally, sports and recreational opportunities, computer training and enrichment activities such as art, sewing, dance, and photography are offered. Woven into our work are anger management tools, team-building lessons, and leadership skills development. Summer day camp and educational/cultural excursions and activities, outings to local colleges and universities, sporting events, museums, libraries and parks are included for grades 1-12.

Joe Ide Summer Camp

Youth ages 8-12 receive six days and five nights of quality outdoor activities in the San Bernardino Mountains. Family-style living arrangements provide campers with opportunities to improve their self-esteem and interpersonal skills. Campers participate in activities such as swimming, hiking, archery, making crafts and nature walks.

Central High School-All Peoples Branch

APCC partners with LAUSD to provide Central High, a continuation school for students ages 16-20. This educational option gives young people with difficult lives the chance to obtain an accredited high school diploma. A recent project of the school was design and creation of a 50'x15' community garden. The students worked in partnership with the American Friends Service Committee to transform an unused space of dry dirt into an environmentally friendly garden with a wide variety of vegetables, herbs and fruits.

Vernon-Central Workforce Development Program

This collaboration between APCC, the Coalition for Responsible Community Development, Community Development Technology Center, and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps helps at-risk youth and young adults train for and secure jobs that provide a living wage and a clear career pathway. This program is geared towards young people ages 17-25 and includes training on job readiness, leadership development, civic engagement, employment and education.

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