The Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, the Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program (LHTP) empowers urban youth through academic support, community service, and leadership development. Since 1985, We have worked to narrow the opportunity gap and ensure that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
LHTP started by tutoring 16 students and now supports over 1,000 inner city children and teens each year. Our reach includes the East LA communities of Lincoln Heights, Boyle Heights, Chinatown, and El Sereno through multiple tutoring sites for K-8th children and youth development programs for teens.
Since its founding, this grassroots non-profit organization has been quietly making its impact on the community. LHTP has been the pulse at the heart of Lincoln Heights and demonstrates the resilience of East LA.
Our Children and Our Youth
Through free K-8th tutoring services and youth programs for teens, LHTP supported generations of underserved youth. The historic Lincoln Heights community represents determination and progress, but face ever widening opportunity gaps.
99% of local students belong to a minority group
93% of local students are economically disadvantaged
Over 3,000 youth living in poverty in Lincoln Heights alone
41% of adults have less than a high school education
Closing the opportunity gap goes beyond the classroom. Our tutoring programs ensure that our 500 K-8th kids enter high school prepared. Our high school graduates leave our youth programs ready for life after high school with 99% choosing to enter college. With the support of LHTP, thousands of alumni have gone on to reach success in their academic, professional, and personal lives.