The Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, the grassroots 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 give children the opportunity to reach their full potential.
LHTP started by tutoring 16 students in Lincoln Heights and now supports over 1,000 inner city children and teens each year. Our reach has expanded to include the East LA communities of Boyle Heights, Chinatown, and El Sereno.
Our Children and Our Youth
Through our free programs for teens, LHTP has supported thousands 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 in Lincoln Heights alone live in poverty
41% of adults have less than a high school education
Because of these challenges, closing the opportunity gap goes beyond the classroom. Our tutoring programs ensure that children enter high school prepared. Our youth programs prepare our kids for life after high school and 99% choose to enter college after high school. With the support of LHTP, our alumni have gone on to reach success in their academic, professional, and personal lives.