Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Kid City Hope Place encourages teens and young adults to find their voice, share their stories, and become self-empowered leaders. Providing services in college access, college persistence, leadership development, music and arts, Kid City Hope Place adopts the gifts and talents of staff and volunteers to cultivate a supportive and welcoming environment for the communities we serve. Most participants are first-generation college or college-bound students living in and around downtown Los Angeles, including South Central, Pico Union, Cypress Park, and East LA. Recognizing the problem of education inequity and severe economic hardships in our communities, we strive to provide ways for students to access opportunities, explore their intellectual curiosity, and discover their ability to advocate for themselves and their communities.
Kid City Hope Place provides programs in college access, college completion, leadership development, and music and arts, in response to the problem of educational inequity and severe economic hardship among the communities we serve. Our mission is to encourage teens and young adults to find their voice, share their stories, and discover their ability to advocate for themselves and their communities.
A higher education is the surest way for families to rise out of poverty, yet the road to college has multiple financial and institutional barriers. Kid City cultivates student leadership and self-advocacy so that participants claim their education and become engaged, effective life-long leaders.