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.


Sign up for the King L.A.C.E.R. Lottery!

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Sign up for the King Middle School L.A.C.E.R. Program Lottery online HERE.

If you need computer assistance or help filling out the form, parents are welcome to come to the Room 500/Gym from 3-6pm to complete lottery registration.

JUNE 1-10 - Lottery open (link HERE) until 6pm on June 10.

JUNE 13-17 - Parents will be notified via email. Families who are offered a space via the lottery will be emailed instructions on how to obtain the 2016-2017 L.A.C.E.R. Registration form. Families who are not offered a space will be notified and kept in the lottery, in case a spot opens up.

JUNE 17 - Registration for L.A.C.E.R. PLUS goes live HERE. (Tuition based program)

AUG 16 - First day of school at King Middle School.

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for any additional questions.

We want your feedback!

We'd love to get your opinions on the L.A.C.E.R. Program at your school. Please fill out this quick survey - you'll be helping us bring the best program offerings to the youth of Los Angeles.

Student survey click HERE.

Administration survey click HERE.

Parent survey click HERE (English).

Encuesta de padres haga clic AQUÍ (en español)

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The L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs and the Wilbur May Foundation present...


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Sat, April 2nd



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800 W Olympic Blvd, 90015

(Corner of Olympic and Figueroa)

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Thurs., April 14th

@ LeConte MS (Small gym)


1316 N Bronson Ave, 90028




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Fri, April 22nd  


@ 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 or to donate please contact our offices at 323-957-6481, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit our donation page HERE.



THE 2015 JOHN LIECHTY OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD We'd like you to meet this year's award recipients, Carlos Yalibat, Tabassum Raisa, Emani Mack, Rubi Pineda, Gabriela Hernandez, and Jason Diaz! Each of these six great students will be honored on November 15th at LACER's 20th Anniversary Fundraiser Brunch. MEET THEM IN PERSON TICKETS and INFO on November 15, 2015 at the Avalon Hollywood!



L.A.C.E.R.'s Outstanding Student Award Winners 2015 from L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs on Vimeo.


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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.