Presented by Santa Monica Ballet Folklorico
We teach Aztec Dance, Ballet Folklorico, Hawaiian Dance and BellyDance.This
performing arts program is open to boys and girls of all ages and cultures.
Dance classes serve as both physical and historic forms of education,
specifically, we are conscious of Native American and Mexican local histories
of Santa Monica. Lastly, our dance students have several opportunities to
perform locally as well as throughout Los Angeles.
Contact Information: Gina
DeBaca | 310-266-2810 | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://www.facebook.com/cabezadevacacultura/
About Us: Our
mission is to keep our culture alive here in Santa Monica and our vision is to
do that through the performing arts.
Family Time Play Group
Presented by Connections for
Program Description: Our Family Time Play Group provides children ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers the opportunity to play, sing, engage in arts & crafts, and read together with the aim of increasing preschool readiness. CFC also offers parents educational resources on child development and community support.
Contact Information: 310-452-3325 | https://www.connectionsforchildren.org/families/family_time_play_groups.html
About Us: For over 40
years Connections for Children has
provided assistance to parents and child care professionals seeking
information, referrals, and education around the provision of quality child
care and early education.
Presented by Santa Monica
Program Description: The Pico Partnership program is a joint partnership between Santa Monica College and the City of Santa Monica. The program is designed to meet the needs of the under-resourced youth living in close proximity to the college. The program assists and motivates young residents of the Pico neighborhood to pursue an associate degree, certificate, transfer to a 4-year university, and/or employment.
Contact Information: Student Services Center (SSC) Room S238, 1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405. (310) 434-4926, email@example.com
About Us: Santa Monica College (SMC) provides a safe, inclusive, and dynamic
learning environment that encourages personal and intellectual exploration −
one that challenges and supports students in achieving their educational goals.
Santa Monica Youth Orchestra (SMYO)
Presented by Santa Monica Youth Orchestra
Experience professional, tuition-free music education covering many different traditions and cultures. We aim to "sound like LA"!
More information: santamonicayouthorchestra.org/sundays | firstname.lastname@example.org | (310)985-3439
Us: SMYO's mission is to provide a welcoming, diverse,
inclusive, integrative music program that engages young people, ages 6-18, from
all cultural and economic backgrounds. Through its programs, it seeks to bridge
economic divisions and cultural boundaries and foster personal and social
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Presented by St. Joseph Center
Program Description: The
Ánimo program provides health services to
underserved Latino families and individuals such as: mental health counseling,
medical care (in partnership with Venice Family Clinic), dental and vision care
referrals, psychiatric treatment, substance abuse counseling, and spiritual
Emil Jenny Rivera-Cruz @ email@example.com | https://stjosephctr.org/mental-health/
About Us: St. Joseph
Center’s mission is to provide working families, as well as homeless men,
women, and children of all ages with the inner resources and tools to become
productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community.
Presented by WINLA
Program Description: WIN provides bilingual (English/Spanish) mental health therapy, intensive case management, community events, education and resources to families with young children (0-5 years old) facing adversity, in partnership with the Department of Mental Health.
Contact Information: Phone: (213) 290-6113 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | winla.org
About Us: WIN offers an
award-winning model for prevention and early intervention that includes:
in-home caregiver-child psychotherapy paired with case management, and
trauma-informed supports including family and community events, psychoeducation
groups, systems navigation, and other community activities designed to promote
safe and stable social-emotional development.
Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Program Description: Mental Health education, support and advocacy for those with mental health conditions and their family members.
Contact Information: NAMI WLA, 921 Westwood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90024, 310-889-7200
About Us: NAMI
provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all
individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
Health Education Classes
Presented by Venice Family
Program Description: The
Venice Family Clinic Health Education program offers residents free produce distributions,
nutrition education, yoga and cooking classes.
Contact Information: Raquel
Izucar (310) 664-7575 | https://venicefamilyclinic.org/community-calendar/
About Us: Venice Family Clinic
provides high quality comprehensive health care to families and individuals who
might otherwise go without the care they need by using an integrated approach
that addresses the unique combination of clinical and social factors that
impact our patients’ health.
Health Promoters Program
Presented by Department of
Mental Health (DMH)
Program Description: The
United Mental Health Promoters Program aims to increase awareness about mental health issues by
improving timely access to culturally and linguistically appropriate mental
Claudia Gonzalez @ email@example.com | (310) 482-6614 |
About Us: The Los
Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) is the largest
county-operated mental health department in the country. LACDHM operates
programs in more than 85 sites, with staff also providing services at 300 sites
co-located with other County departments, schools, courts and various
Presented by Providence Saint
John's Child and Family Development Center
The Youth Development Project provides services to support youths’ ability to: reach
their full academic potential, strengthen problem-solving and communication
skills, and build effective social-emotional and interpersonal skills.
Contact Information: https://www.providence.org/locations/saint-johns-health-center/child-and-family-development-center
About Us: Providence Saint John’s has provided empathetic care to underprivileged families, adolescents
and children throughout the Los Angeles area for over 50 years, and works with
the guiding philosophy of identifying mental health, emotional and
developmental issues as early as possible and intervening.
JOB AND CAREER SUPPORT
Program Description: Chrysalis
provides supportive employment services to residents of the Pico neighborhood
and, through employment, empowers them on their pathway to stability, security,
and life fulfillment.
Contact Information: Shannon
Miner direct line (310) 401-9429 and email: Shannon.Miner@changelives.org | https://www.changelives.org/our-outreach-materials/
About Us: Chrysalis serves
people navigating barriers to the workforce by offering a job-readiness
program, individualized supportive services, and paid transitional employment.
Hospitality Training Academy
Presented by HTA Hospitality Training Academy
Program Description: The Hospitality Training Academy (HTA), provides training for low-income and underserved populations to obtain employment in the hospitality and food service industry and to move up the career ladder to the middle class. HTA trainings, which include customer service, Vocational ESL, Cook/Prep Cook, Bartender, Barista training, resume assistance, mock interviewing, and more, offer participants the tools needed to enter and succeed in a union, hospitality job with good wages and benefits.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Us: Dedicated
to improving the skills of the hospitality, food service, and tourism
workforce, HTA provides quality apprenticeship and training to upskill current
workers and prepare underserved individuals for employment.
Santa Monica Youth Employment Program (SMYEP)
Presented by JVS SoCal
Program Description: SMYEP provides
vulnerable youth (ages 16-24) with: intensive case management, education and
career assessments, World of Work (WoW) job readiness workshops and placement
into high-quality paid work experiences.
Contact Information: Martha
Escobedo @ 310-309-6000*
About Us: JVS SoCal was
founded in 1931 in the midst of the Great Depression, and is now a recognized
regional leader in the field of workforce development, offering a broad range
of innovative programs to tens of thousands of individuals each year and
advocating on issues of public policy that impact the people we serve.
Presented by West LA AJCC
Program Description: West
LA AJCC provides Pico neighborhood youth
with paid work experience opportunities, along with “world of work” and
financial literacy workshops.
Contact Information: 310-309-6000 | https://www.ajcc.lacounty.gov/ajcc/west-la-ajcc
About Us: The West
LA AJCC (operated by JVS SoCal) serves
communities by providing intensive case management, education and career
assessments, career workshops and placement into high-quality paid work
experiences with the aim of reducing recidivism, improving economic stability and
housing stability for youth and their families.
Committee for Racial Justice Monthly Meetings
Program Description: Committee
For Racial Justice workshops are aimed at addressing and ending systemic racism
in education, housing, health & wellness, and criminal justice.
Contact Information: email@example.com
About Us: This
Committee For Racial Justice was formed in 2011 in response to a racist
incident at Santa Monica High School and since then has held regular monthly
workshops on the first Sunday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
Presented by Santa Monica
Program Description: SMC Emeritus is a FREE lifelong learning program of Santa Monica College designed for adults 55+ (although anyone 18+ can enroll). Emeritus serves over 3,000 students annually and offers over 140 free classes in the fields of: studio arts, literature, writing, theater arts, music, political science, health and wellness and much more.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org | 310-434-4306 | https://www.smc.edu/emeritus
About Us: SMC provides a safe,
inclusive, and dynamic learning environment that encourages personal and
intellectual exploration − one that challenges and supports students in
achieving their educational goals.
18th Street Art Center
Program Description: Our mission is to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art-making. We believe that: .Art making is an essential component of a vibrant, just and healthy society Creative action is a vital part of individual wellbeing Humanity benefits when artists are valued.
Contact Information: email@example.com | 18thstreet.org
About Us: 18th Street Arts Center is one of the top artist residency programs in the US, and the largest in Southern California. Conceived as a radical think tank in the shape of an artist community, 18th Street supports artists from around the globe to imagine, research, and develop significant, meaningful new artworks and share them with the public. We strive to provide artists the space and time to take risks, to foster the ideal environment for artists and the public to directly engage, and to create experiences and partnerships that foster positive social change.
Presented by Providence Saint John’s
Assistance with CalFresh enrollment, and help to navigate enrollment or
questions for MediCal and Medicare. Available weekly on Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 5
Contact Information: Walk-in
or make an appointment by calling the Virginia Avenue Park office at (310)
About Us: Providence Saint John’s has provided
empathetic care to underprivileged families, adolescents and children
throughout the Los Angeles area for over 50 years, and works with the guiding
philosophy of identifying mental health, emotional and developmental issues as
early as possible and intervening.
Presented by Haven Neighborhood Services
Program Description: Haven Neighborhood Services provides a comprehensive range of financial empowerment services, encompassing informative workshops on finances and housing, valuable credit counseling, effective debt management, aid in recovering from identity theft, support for enrolling in bank accounts, convenient free tax preparation services, and thoughtful referrals to additional wrap-around services.
Diana Arciniega, 213.995.766, firstname.lastname@example.org
| Lindsey Flores, email@example.com, Haven's General Number: 213-375-4663 | Haven's General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Us: At
Haven Neighborhood Services, our mission is to financially empower vulnerable
communities in Los Angeles county by providing no-cost financial/housing
education and services to end their financial/housing crisis. All services that
Haven Neighborhood Services provides are FREE at no-cost to our clients.
Walk-In Legal Clinic (Housing)
Presented by Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
Program Description: Walk-In Legal Clinics at VAP
provides residents with the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a lawyer to
receive free help with housing issues. Clinics are held every third
Wednesday of the month: 4:30PM-7PM.
Contact Information: Kevin F. Mitchell | email@example.com
| General Line: 800-399-4529 | https://lafla.org/
About Us: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is a
nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most
underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have
access to the justice system
Weekly Mobile Food Pantry
Presented by Westside Food Bank
Program Description: Westside Food Bank coordinates
with the City of Santa Monica to open a weekly pop-up food pantry at VAP that
provides thousands of pounds of food for approximately 60 households each week.
Food Pantry: Thursdays @ 11AM.
Contact Information: Allison Griffith | firstname.lastname@example.org
| General Line (310) 828-6016 | https://www.wsfb.org/
About Us: Westside Food Bank's mission is to end
hunger in our communities by providing access to free nutritious food through
food acquisition and distribution, and by engaging the community and advocating
for a strong food assistance network.