The Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley was established in 1972 under the leadership of our founder, Dr. Friedrich Thomas. Realizing there was no place for his own children to participate in after school activities, Dr. Thomas helped start the club by donating the building and providing seed money to initiate club programming. In 1992 we added 7,000 square feet to our club facility and in 1988 we opened our second floor Teen Center specifically designed for teens, offering a variety of teen programming and services.
The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a unique 127-acre botanical garden and historical site located in what was the heart of the historic Rancho Santa Anita in the city of Arcadia. We cultivate our natural, horticultural and historic resources for your learning, enjoyment and inspiration. We encourage you to explore the paths, discover plants and trees from all over the world and learn about California history on your journey through our 127 acres. Free admission every 3rd Tuesday of the month.
The Annenberg Space for Photography features several powerfully-themed exhibits a year as well as photography-oriented programming, including lectures, workshops, master classes and family-friendly events. Admission to all exhibits and public programming is free.
The Skirball Cultural Center is a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality. We welcome people of all communities and generations to participate in cultural experiences that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections, and call upon us to help build a more just society. They offer a variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities. http://www.skirball.org/exhibitions
Believing that a community’s greatest asset is its youth, Sharefest is committed to mentoring youth to reach their fullest potentials. With the right cultivation of values, critical thinking skills, and opportunities, today’s youth are empowered to be tomorrow’s leaders who bring solutions and positive change to communities need. Education budget cuts across the state have created a need for additional academic programming to help today’s youth succeed in school and beyond.
SBCC’s Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)— In Partnership with LA Harbor College— assists young adults ages 16-24 residing in the Los Angeles Harbor region through mentoring and support services surrounding high school completion, higher education, job placement, financial aid, and other needs stemming from poverty, homelessness, and other complicated and unique life circumstances. SBCC’s Youth Empowerment Program serves to leverage the gifts and talents of harbor youth; assisting to place them on a path towards sustained self-sufficiency.
The San Fernando Valley LGBT (SFV LGBT) Community Center is a broad-based coalition made up of organizations serving the LGBT population in the San Fernando Valley. Special efforts are centralized around specifically outreaching to the Latino population in order to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance while diminishing stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination. Services include: Career Development; Higher Education; Youth and Adult Workshops; HIV Examinations Referral Program; Counseling; Community Events; an Art Program; and Youth Conference.