L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs

kids with signs 300dpiFor 20 years the award-winning L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs have provided underserved middle and high school students in Los Angeles with free arts, athletics and academic activites after school. By allowing young people the opportunity to expand their learning, improve their skills and develop new ones in a safe, supportive setting, L.A.C.E.R. fosters scholastic achievement, self-confidence and good citizenship.





Join us for our final STARFEST 2017 event!





Sat, March 18th



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800 W Olympic Blvd, 90015

(Corner of Olympic and Figueroa)



STARFEST ART          

Thurs., April 6th

@ LeConte MS (Small gym)


1316 N Bronson Ave, 90028






Fri, May 12th  


@ King MS, Auditorium

4201 Fountain Ave, 90027





We hope you will join us for one, or all of these events and witness for yourself the original art pieces, dance numbers, and songs that these students have been enthusiastically and tirelessly working on all year. STARFEST gives our students not only an opportunity to take pride in the skills they have developed, but to give back to their community through their art.  All events are free/pay what you can.  You'll discover why we call our students L.A.C.E.R. STARS.

To learn more about sponsor benefits, donate, or attend one of our tours please contact our offices at 323-957-6481 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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L.A.C.E.R. News

LISTEN: "Spotlight on the Community"

L.A.C.E.R.'s Will Seymour ("Mortified", "Joan of Arcadia" and "This American Life) sits down with Denise Westwood at 95.5 KLOS "Spotlight on the Community" to discuss growning up, getting involved and how a safe and caring after school environment like the L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs can help kids find a direction for the rest of their lives. Listen to the podcast here.

MAJOR GIFT: The Wilbur May Foundation

Partnerships like The Wilbur May Foundation, a long-time supporter, help L.A.C.E.R. make the arts an integral part of the after school experience for thousands of youth in Los Angeles. In a new initiative that began in early 2014, The Wilbur May Foundation ARTStars – Connecting Youth Through the Arts program provided an additional 23,300 hours of instruction and performance time across six L.A.C.E.R. schools. By doing so, L.A.C.E.R. was able to provide an arts experience for every student, that’s over 7,000 middle and high school youth who benefited from this expanded collaboration.

Listen to Will Seymour’s conversation with Denise Westwood on 95.5 KLOS “Spotlight on the Community” as he explains how L.A.C.E.R. changes lives daily through arts, athletics and academics and the new initiative made possible by a major gift from The Wilbur May Foundation.