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Lost Angels Children's Project (LACP) serves disadvantaged youth, young adults, families, and distressed communities through innovative vocational training, social enterprise, and traditional outreach programs.
wHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
We are working to ensure that oppressed communities have an opportunity to succeed. This is rooted in social change, in support of social justice, and to promote equity.
Changes in human interactions and relationships that transform cultural and social institutions.
Justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.
The quality of being fair and impartial.
wHY IS THIS
Lost Angels headquarters is located in Lancaster California, at the edge of L.A. County. In this area, we have the highest percentage of youth from low-income foster care backgrounds.
Studies show that youth placed in foster care are 2.5 times more likely to enter the justice system, and 90% of youth with 5+ foster care placements will enter the justice system at some point. It’s also been reported that almost 25% of those who have exited foster care have reported being homeless at least once since leaving the system.
We’re fighting systemic inequity by creating empowering opportunities for young people because we believe everyone deserves a chance at creating a good life for themselves. Through these efforts, we hope to dismantle the School/Foster Care-to-Prison Pipeline and to repair the intergenerational harm it is causing to youth, families, and communities across the nation.
HOW ARE WE DOING THIS? >>>
CLASSIC CAR RESTORATION
This unique after school program teaches all aspects of classic car restoration, including welding, shaping metal, painting, electrical, suspension, as well as body and motor work.
GOOD LIFE PRINTING SHOP
The print shop offers hands-on opportunities for apprentices who’ve demonstrated motivation for professional workforce development. Learning the ins and outs of brand building and screen printing in the GOOD LIFE Print Shop.