Since 2009, The Leaven has provided tutoring and mentoring to some of California’s most at-risk and under-served neighborhoods. Today we serve over 500 children and youth each week at 26 unique locations.
The Leaven learning centers are located in the apartment complexes where our students and their families live. We work to eliminate crime in neighborhoods by providing year-round educational programming, as well as a safe place for kids to learn, play, and grow.
Our programs have proven that when children are successful in school, and have a positive adult influence in their lives, they are significantly less likely to drop out, commit a crime, or join a gang.