Located in the West San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, Alliance for Community Empowerment (ACE) is a facility that helps young people through critical stages of development using holistic and educational approaches. Services may be intensive therapy, drug and alcohol treatment, vocational training or helping achieve educational goals. These programs serve clients who are between the ages of 16 and 25 through community programs and leadership development with the hope to guide them through a difficult time in their lives and come out the other side feeling empowered with a variety of choices.
Treatment and Staff
R.U.T.H YouthBuild, which stands for Resilience, Unity, Transformation and Hope, is a program that provides the opportunity for clients to earn their high school diploma while getting leadership skills and career training. This program works with local high school, alternative youth programs throughout the city and probation departments to offer mentoring, counseling and intervention services for gang related issues and chemical dependency. This program is provided in small groups so each client gets personalized attention.
GRYD, Gang Reduction and Youth Development, works with young people to reduce the amount of gang violence within their community through education, case management and counseling services. There are programs for young people who have gotten in trouble for illegal graffiti writing by redirecting their artistic talents and learn how to market their work. In some cases clients have the opportunity to work with community organizers by creating original murals or public art that promotes positive messages.
A large aspect of ACE is the mentoring program. There is a mentoring coordinator that takes time with each of the clients to learn their interests and what some of their challenges have been, and connects them with a mentor who has a similar background to work with them. The ACE mentoring program is ongoing and can assist with school or personal life issues and offers guidance and connections.
ACE also provides certificate and educational training programs like the construction, healthcare and business academy. These programs help clients learn valuable skills that will translate to the job market along with hands on experience and internships.
ACE was founded by Michelle Miranda who oversees a staff of educators, counselors and case workers.
ACE is a remarkable program that offers alternative choices to young people who may have gotten mixed up in gangs or other groups that can limit their chance for success in life. By providing a supportive environment that promotes healthy living and leadership skills, ACE offers so many of their clients wonderful opportunities that they may not have had in other cases, not to mention a significant boost in their self confidence.
Alliance for Community Empowerment
7227 Owensmouth Ave #104
Canola Park, CA 91303
Alliance for Community Empowerment Cost: Call facility for details. Reach Alliance for Community Empowerment by phone at (818) 704-7884 . Find Alliance for Community Empowerment on Facebook
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