Literacy, Arts, Culture, Education and Recreation
1277 N. Wilcox Ave.,
Hollywood, California 90038
Classes & Workshops
Afterschool Programs is a non-profit organization that provides free arts and literacy based after school activities to
students throughout Los Angeles.
in four middle schools and two high schools; the nationally recognized (Coming
Up Taller Award 2003) L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs
provides thousands of youth a safe and productive place to be after school.
in 1995, by Jackie Goldberg and Sharon Stricker, L.A.C.E.R. (Literacy, Arts, Culture,
Education, and Recreation) began providing a model after school
program in Hollywood, California.
select between a multitude of
offerings in theater, music, dance, and the visual arts.
Taught by professional artists, the free classes are created to
correlate with the core subjects of English, math, science, and
social studies. In addition, LACER provides daily homework assistance, a
comprehensive music program, recreation, and the innovative LACER Learning program.
Afterschool Program is THE place to go for DRUMLINE at Hollywood
High, CHEER at Fairfax High, DRILL TEAM and DANCE at King Middle
School and offers team sports, 'rock band' music classes, visual art
workshops and excellent tutoring in all subjects.
Theater, Musical Theater, Dance, Jewelry Making, Mixed Media Art, Digital Photography, Sculpture, Survey of 20th Century Artists, Architecture, and
Drawing are taught through this innovative after school arts opportunity.
Marching Band, Drumline, Colorguard, Drums, Guitar,
Bass Guitar, Jazz Band, Rock Band, Singing, Violin and Piano/Keyboards are
taught at each LACER program.
Homework Club/Brain Busters,
Tutoring, Math Busters, chess, computer/electronic
arts labs, and literacy is built into each workshop taught at the programs.
LACER Learning website where students can
access text books, quizzes and activities to engage and enhance their
Basketball, Flag Football, Handball, Lacrosse and Soccer among
others are offered seasonally and most often daily!
Competitions and Tournaments are also offered.
CITY AS CLASSROOM
takes field trips across the Los Angeles area such as: L.A. County Museum of Art
(LACMA), Los Angeles Zoo, Science Center, Griffith Park, Museum of Contemporary Art
(MOCA) annual Whale Watching trips and summer camps.
evaluations have confirmed that participation in L.A.C.E.R. dramatically impacts
student learning and improves studentsí attitudes toward themselves and
With the help of talented artists, instructors and mentors, L.A.C.E.R. is
committed to providing a safe and creative environment where student leaders
are made available
to the public upon written request.