Education Development

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The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) through its non-profit, Kids Progress Inc., is tasked with building strategic partnerships to ensure that our youth have access to various educational programs and opportunities.

Below are a few of the programs/activities provided:

Head Starts

The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.  The Housing Authority is pleased to be able to support early education efforts by charging $1 annual fee to Head Start providers.  Please click here to see a complete list of all Head Start facilities with contact information. 

Provide a proof of enrollment for a one-time gift (while supplies last). for more information, contact (213) 252-5347.  

Community Satellite Libraries

These libraries offers public housing residents access to the Los Angeles Public Library’s print and electronic collections including help for students and resources that will aid individuals and families in the communities. These libraries are currently offered in the Estrada Courts and Ramona Gardens housing developments.

Housing Based Day Supervision Program (HBDSP)

HBDSP is funded under the California Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) through the Los Angeles County Probation Department. The program is offered to youth ages 8-18 at participating sites. HBDSP is an intervention and prevention program that offers community based services to at-risk youth and their families. The objective of this program is to increase the academic success of the youth and encourage parents to be involved in their child’s educational career.

Classes offered include Financial Literacy, Gang Intervention Workshops, Gender Specific workshops, Sexual Assault Workshops, and tutoring.

UCLA Watts Tutoring Program

Each student works one-on-one with a college intern. The interns provide homework assistance, as well as mentorship. Additionally, students receive firsthand experience on how a college campus operates. Tutoring is offered to youth ages 7-18 in the Imperial Courts, Jordan Downs, Nickerson Gardens and William Mead housing developments.