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

Literacy, Arts, Culture, Education & Recreation

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The L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Program's Mission is to provide underserved middle and high school youth with an arts and literacy based after-school program which includes visual art, music, dance, film, academic support, enrichment activities and a variety of sports in a safe and caring environment.


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L.A.C.E.R. in Middle Schools:


Bancroft Middle School

929 North Las Palmas Avenue

Los Angeles, California  90038

(323) 993-3400


 (Program opened in 1997)


King Middle School

4201 Fountain Avenue

Los Angeles, California  90029

(323) 644-6700


(Program opened in 1998)


Washington Irving Middle School

3010 Estara Avenue

Los Angeles, California  90065

(323) 259-3700


(Program opened in 1996)

LeConte Middle School

1316 N. Bronson Avenue

Hollywood, California  90028

(323) 308-1700


 (Program opened in 1995)


L.A.C.E.R. in High Schools:


Fairfax High School

7850 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, California  90046

(323) 370-1200


 (Program opened in 2007)

Hollywood High School

1521 N. Highland Avenue

Hollywood, California  90028

(323) 993-1700


 (Program opened in 2007)





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Afterschool Programs

Literacy, Arts, Culture, Education and Recreation


1277 N. Wilcox Ave., Suite 2

Hollywood, California 90038

323 957-6481 tel

323 957-6480 fax








Classes & Workshops


The LACER Afterschool Programs is a non-profit organization that provides free arts and literacy based after school activities to students throughout Los Angeles.


Now 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. 



Founded 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.


Students 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.


The L.A.C.E.R. 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.  Visit the LACER Learning website where students can access text books, quizzes and activities to engage and enhance their learning.



Basketball, Flag Football, Handball, Lacrosse and Soccer among others are offered seasonally and most often daily!  Competitions and Tournaments are also offered.



Each program 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.

Independent evaluations have confirmed that participation in L.A.C.E.R. dramatically impacts student learning and improves studentsí attitudes toward themselves and education.

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 emerge.




Evaluation Reports

L.A.C.E.R.'s Evaluation Reports

are made available to the public upon written request.



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