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  • Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program

LHTP has seen an influx of referrals from our local schools for students who have been struggling with their academics. We've been able to enroll the students immediately and get them the assistance they need. There have been a variety of ways our students have shown progress in a matter of months of attending LHTP’s hybrid tutoring sessions. We’ve had students who were failing some of their classes be able to finish and turn in missing assignments, some are bringing up their grades, other students are learning to read, we have a PPK student learning the English language to prepare to enter into school, and all of our students are learning to have better study habits and routines. LHTP is working hard to help parents identify areas of concern and find the solutions to fill in the areas of decline, voids, and gaps for their children to ensure academic success for all of the students we serve.


This month, we celebrated the Lunar New Year - “Year of the Tiger” with food and fun with our JYC & YUCA youth club members, who have been meeting on a regular basis after school in the hybrid format. A small group of our members helped to volunteer for the Firecracker Goodie Bag Assembly day to prepare for the Virtual Race.


Upcoming events for our members will be the LA Marathon volunteering and our Leadership Team Processing and Elections for the next school year. Also, we have a career workshop scheduled, in March. Along, with many of our seniors anxiously awaiting to hear news of acceptances from the colleges and universities.


  • Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program

LHTP had a busy and fun filled Fall session. Our students have been studying hard and keeping their grades up in school. Everyone has stayed focused and on top of their homework. Our parents have been very pleased and excited to bring their children to site each week and can see the huge difference that our in-person classes and homework assistance has had on their child’s development and learning. We have also been able to continue to serve our parents who have work schedule conflicts with our Zoom Tutoring sessions for their children.

Our tutoring program was able to celebrate the October and November holidays with some fun arts & crafts in the classrooms. We closed out LHTP’s Fall session with a party, and Citizens Church LA’s Pastor and staff joined and generously donated toys and pizza for the entire program.

Our JYC and YUCA youth club members have really enjoyed, not only having their in-person general meetings, but especially being able to participate in so many community service events this quarter. Everyone has missed volunteering and being together. You can see the excitement and happiness in everyone’s faces. We have seen a huge turn out with our members volunteering and it started in October with the “Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk”, in Grand Park. It was great to be part of such an important fight and cause. Next, it was an early four o’clock in the morning meet up time, as we hurried through the city to get to the LA Marathon. Members helped to set up all the water cups for the thousands of runners. It was nice to walk through the closed streets of Downtown LA and see the sunrise. The runners came by fast, and we could barely keep up with the water cups. It was a super fun event!!!


JYC and YUCA members joined in the holiday festivities and volunteered with the HYC Toy Prep and Giveaway, in Boyle Heights. Our members helped to sort over 3,000 donated toys the night before the event, and a separate group of our members were there on event day to help distribute the toys to the kids. It was a great way to bring holiday cheer to the children. Meanwhile, Lincoln Heights had our annual Parade & Festival. Our JYC & YUCA volunteers helped with set up, ran the Santa Tent, Snow Slide, Arts & Crafts booth, and clean up for the festival area. The event was a great way to show our pride in Lincoln Heights. We took volunteers to Irwindale to help decorate the floats for the Rose Parade. It was a full day of cutting flowers, and a few of our students helped on the actual floats. We finished our year, with early Christmas parties and White Elephant gift exchange.


  • Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program

#GivingTuesday is a special day for non-profit organizations like LHTP. GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together to thank, help, give, show kindness, and share what they have with those in need. You can make your impact by making a donation today.


Grassroots organizations like LHTP rely on grassroots support so we can continue lifting our community through learning and development. We are very grateful for the level of support and generosity from our donors and our community. As we have reflected on the year, we have much to be thankful for.


We are thankful for the kids that continued to stay engaged throughout this time. We are thankful for the technology that has allowed us to continue to connect before we could safely meet in person. We are thankful we are now in a place where we can meet in person again. We are thankful for all the partners that allowed us to continue to supporting our community through food pantries and the mobile vaccination clinic. We are thankful for all the donors that have supported us through this time.


However and wherever you choose to make an impact today, we thank you!