Over 33 years ago, in February of 1985 the Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program (LHTP) was founded by Dennis Ortega, in care of Blessed Hope Fellowship, a non-profit organization. In 1998, LHTP separated from Blessed Hope Fellowship and became its own non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. LHTP first began with 16 students in grades K-8th, using 2 classrooms, with 3 staff, 2 days per week from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Today we serve over 1,100 Hispanic & Asian children and teens, grades K-12th. LHTP’s vision is to promote and empower urban youth and children to become community role models, and to go onto college. Our emphasis is on leadership development & training, education, community service, mentorship, work experience, and college prep. We currently serve 1,100 Hispanic and Asian children and teens between the grades K-12th. LHTP consists of 6 tutoring centers, 2 youth clubs, 3 high school campus academic clubs, and the “Increase the Peace” Youth Advocacy Committee. Since 1999, we have seen over 1,750 of the teens that we have served, enter into the University & colleges, and some of them have also attended graduate schools.
LHTP's 30th Anniversary Celebration was held on April 2, 2016 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Check out the event photos.
YUCA & JYC meetings during the school year, are held on Thursday, from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. The doors always open at 3:00 p.m. for members to hang.
February, 2018 starts off LHTP's 33rd Anniversary of serving children and teens through all of our educational after school programs. Please consider becoming one of our monthly supporters as we enter 2018.