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We are excited to announce our first public virtual fundraising event this Saturday, March 27th at 11am. Come hear about the latest updates on how LHTP has adjusted our services during the pandemic to meet the needs of our families, and what our plans are for 2021 and beyond.


Our event is an open invitation to all. We hope you and your guests will attend to hear testimonials about the impact of our services for our families and communities.


Details:

Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. PST

Join our Zoom Room: 836 2878 9199 ; Password: LHTP

Direct Link: https://zoom.com.cn/j/83628789199



Planning to attend? Why not let us know you are coming! Email LHTP@aol.com Or Text (323)791-1196


Unable to Attend? Consider supporting LHTP by donating through our website today.

  • Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program

2020 began as the start of a new decade, with the aspirations and dreams of what this year could bring. It quickly became a year of global and U.S. pandemic, civil protests and unrest, closures of schools and businesses, the most massive unemployment we have ever experienced, disruption of normal daily life, and one of the most stressful presidential elections of our history. In this environment, Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program (LHTP) continued to build on our mission.


At the LHTP, the challenge was to transform our services to become virtual, and seek new ways to serve our amazing community. Our tutoring program transitioned to safely serving our children through Skype and Zoom. Our youth clubs continued to meet on Zoom to ensure our youth have a healthy place to to continue to connect and build relationships. Our parking lot and front curbside hosted 5 Food banks, 4 of which were hosted with our FCBC partners that included our school supply giveaways. We also assisted with 2 others hosted by our City. Through our 5 food banks, we gave 1,700 bags of groceries out to our community members, and 675 school supply and backpacks to children. One of those food pantry and school supply giveaways was prepared and distributed by the teens of our “Increase the Peace” youth advocacy committee and Support teams. We held a Christmas toy giveaway, held regular Zoom meetings, virtual college tours, and AMA information sessions for our youth clubs.


We look back at the challenges of 2020 and know that we could not have done this without the support of our friends, partners, and donors that continue to give back to LHTP and this community. More than ever, your community needs your support.


We hope 2021 will be a year of restoration of our pre-COVID ways of life. For us, we look forward to seeing children and our teens back on site and in person, not just in virtual. We also look forward to getting back to all the community service events we normally do every year, and get back to the deeper influence and leadership development that comes from our face to face and live group interactions. Until then, we’ll continue to innovate and continue to strengthen this community however we can.


There is light at the end of the tunnel; we hope you will continue with us there and continue to support our great community. We wish everyone the best of health and safety in 2021- great times are ahead!



  • Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program


The ongoing pandemic makes our mission to support the underserved children of our community more important than ever before. Technology and computer fluency gaps are creating wider opportunity gaps and greater risks of falling behind.


Our effort to digitize our core programs includes continuing to deliver free and effective tutoring services to the community. We are a month into our summer program with 8 tutors providing tutoring virtually to children from our facilities. We provide a safe space for tutors to work in individual rooms following CDC guidelines.


The most obvious challenge for many families is the limited household technology to support remote education. Many of our children are working on outdated computers, shared computers, or even phones. Even in households with technology available, limited adult computer fluency makes setup and troubleshooting even more difficult.


Like all organizations, this has been a learning process for us as well. As an organization that hires teens from our community, no one understands the challenges of the families better than our tutors. With support of our tutors, we have learned to work with these challenges to best serve the community. We are proud of what our team of tutors has been able to do for the program this summer.


Like most non-profit organizations, this has been a challenging year to raise funding. Meanwhile we've made investments in technology to continue delivering on our mission. To help us continue to deliver quality support to the underserved, please consider making a donation to LHTP today.