A Note from City Hearts

Dear Community,

City Hearts is still here helping students and families at this time.

We recognize the stress and instability everyone is feeling during this challenging time. We hope you are well and taking all precautionary measures to keep you and your family healthy.

With our staff working from home, City Hearts now more than ever, is committed to serving our city’s most vulnerable children with the least disruption to their education as possible.

In an emergency, one of the most vulnerable groups include children living in poverty. City Hearts understands the value of Arts Education to this group as it assists with strengthening both social and academic skills. In this time of crisis our children also deserve the break and sheer enjoyment that our Arts Programs offer. Our programs will be crucial in helping children relieve some of the stress and trauma they are currently experiencing.

How can you help?

First and foremost, keep safe. Follow all NIH instructions to help slow the spread of the virus. You can find a link containing information on Coronavirus, HERE.

Second, keep checking in with our website at CityHearts.org, or sign up for our emails to receive updates. To receive our emails, send an email to lauren@cityhearts.org stating that you would like to join.

Lastly, one of City Hearts’ main goals is to run our programs in continuum. City Hearts is, in a few cases, able to offer online classes to our students. We will need your help to minimize any disruption to our services. You can make a donation on our website at https://cityhearts.org/join/ or contact us at lauren@cityhearts.org for other ways you can help.

We thank you so much! Stay well.

City Hearts

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at lauren@cityhearts.org.




We are dedicated to providing the highest quality Arts education and experiences to children in the most economically stressed neighborhoods of southern California, thereby enhancing self-esteem, creativity, literacy, social and academic skills while strengthening the health and vitality of the children and their community. City Hearts inspires a love of the Arts, an appreciation of creative discipline, and respect for the creative process, enabling children and youth to be confident, imaginative, tolerant, generous and cooperative, as well as caring and contributing participants in the global community.

Numbers at a Glance

  • Research from the Children’s Defense Fund reports: CHILD POVERTY and DEEP CHILD POVERTY  in L.A. County is 23.4% of children in LA  County live in poverty; 8.9% of children in LA County live in ‘deep poverty’, which is defined as people living in households with 50% less than those in poverty.
  • City Hearts Has been transforming the lives of our community’s most at-risk and impoverished children since 1985. That’s 35 years of direct, consistent services.
  • City Hearts has touched the lives of 35,000 children since its inception
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