Partner Organizations

City Hearts Kids Say Yes to the Arts, Foster Elementary

City Hearts has been working with and in our target communities for 30 years, currently serving an estimated 1,000 students per year. We have long and deep relationships with our students and school collaborators. Our current partners are listed below.

For inquiries on partnering with City Hearts, please call (310) 455-2898, or email

61st Street Elementary School

61st Street is a CYFC (Children Youth and Family Collective) site, a nationally recognized organization serving over 2,500 foster youth and youth on probation. CYFC is dedicated to partnerships with youth-centered organization to link the community with youth who are at-risk or in foster care for the purpose of enhancing and supporting their education, and providing a holistic approach for their overall well-being.

Academy Hall

Academy Hall is a satellite site of the Neighborhood Youth Association. Located in an affordable housing building, NYA provides homework help and tutoring, team-building activities, and college/career prep. Specialty classes in dance, martial arts, and radio support NYA goals of helping children achieve their personal best. Each specialty class provides artistic skills, and help children in character development, self-esteem, and confidence building.

Arts in Action Community Charter School

Arts in Action’s mission is to empower, prepare, and inspire urban students to achieve their highest potential and become active citizens who work toward building a more just, humane, and sustainable world by providing a democratic arts-enriched and nurturing school environment. They believe that learning occurs when the students' needs and experiences are the center of instruction. 

Deep Green Housing and Community Development

Deep Green is a non-profit whose mission is to expand opportunities available to low-income persons to obtain affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing. They offer employment training and job opportunities that promote sustainable development methods and strategies. Their objective is to develop services-enriched housing that help families combat chronic poverty, welfare dependency, and homelessness. 

Discovery Charter Preparatory School

The mission of Discovery is to provide skills and support so that every student is prepared to attend college upon graduation from high school. Their vision is of a safe and nurturing learning environment where instruction is rigorous and meaningful. They are dedicated to closing the achievement gap for students by providing them with supportive, individualized attention and high expectations for academic success.

Stephen C. Foster Elementary School

Foster Elementary’s theme is “Fostering Learning through the Arts.” The school provides a variety of programs that are conducive to students who are artistic and creative, including Shakespeare, theater, music, photography and art. They believe that all students can learn and become productive citizens of the world, and their primary goal is to increase academic achievement for all their scholars.

Olive Vista Middle School

Olive Vista’s vision is that every student will achieve academic excellence by engaging in challenging and meaningful learning in a safe environment that promotes creativity, respect, self-esteem and personal growth. A middle school in the San Fernando Valley, Olive Vista is a CYFC (Children Youth and Family Collective) site, a nationally recognized organization serving over 2,500 foster youth and youth on probation.

Whaley Middle School

Whaley’s mission is to partner with parents and the community to maintain a student-centered, safe, supportive, and caring environment. Their vision is to provide academic excellence, promote positive character development, and develop college readiness, for the purpose of producing productive citizens capable of sustaining successful careers and being productive citizens in their community.