A Place Called Home is changing lives and the whole community for the better.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 18, 2012
Los Angeles, California – No More Poverty (nmp.org) and its co-founders Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi are new sponsors of A Place Called Home and its programs for inner-city youth. These free programs offer enrichment services to increase academic performance and improve the social behaviors of disadvantaged young people in Los Angeles’ South Central District, a needy community plagued with gang and drug activity, crime and prostitution.
“A Place Called Home is a necessary safe haven for the youth growing up in a very challenging area,” according to Michael Omidi, co-founder of No More Poverty. “The personal care and attention the center provides is key to helping these young people recognize their talents and abilities and most importantly the opportunities in this world. A Place Called Home is changing lives and the whole community for the better. We are moved by their work and happy to support it. ”
A Place Called Home (apch.org) is a non-profit youth center in South Central Los Angeles where underserved children and young people are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives. Founded in 1993, it started as a place that gang-affected youth could come after school, get a snack, do homework, hang with friends, and be with people that care. Today, A Place Called Home offers a variety of activities including an all-day school, computer lab, music and art classes, and mentoring and tutoring programs. By addressing their basic needs and rights, the center staff and programs inspire kids to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world.
No More Poverty (nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization (with a pending 501c3 application) founded by brothers Michael Omidi, M.D. and Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to soon expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.
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