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About

Who We Are:

1945The Los Angeles Music and Art School (LAMusArt) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to provide the community of East Los Angeles with equitable and affordable access to multidisciplinary arts education programs. LAMusArt aims to provide East LA youth with creative paths to creative futures by mean of arts education.

LAMusArt has served over 100,00 students since its inception, and continues its promise of providing financially accessible arts programs to its community members. As our programs continue to expand, our initial goal remains: to instill the value of the arts and use them to help our community members achieve happy, successful futures.

Who We Serve:

LAMusArt is dedicated to the underserved but vibrant community of East Los Angeles, impacting approximately 605 students each month and providing services to a total of 680 unduplicated students in 2015-2016. Approximately 95% of our students reside in the city and county of Los Angeles, predominantly East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Downtown and South Los Angeles neighborhoods, along with the adjacent communities of Montebello, Monterey Park and Whittier. The makeup of our student population reflects the makeup of our community, of which 86% are Hispanic/Latino and nearly 70% come from low/moderate income homes (approximately two-thirds of our students qualify for free/reduced lunch in school). Our Students face these socio-economic hurdles and other challenges, including gang-related violence and high school drop-out rates. We offer children a world beyond what the outside community has to, equitable and life-affirming arts education opportunities.


What We Do:

LAMusArt provides affordable, multidisciplinary and sequential arts instruction during non-school hours to predominantly K-12 students residing in the greater East Los Angeles area. Programming is offered Mondays thorough Thursdays from 2pm- 8pm and on Saturdays from 8am-6pm in our 11,000 square foot facility that features 20 classroooms, four multi-purpose rooms, and a recording studio.

Arts education programs are often the first to be cut when public school funding is limited, leaving many students without equal access to an arts education. Although engagement in the arts alone cannot be an indicating factor of the future success of students, studies have shown that immersion in creative arts programs can enhance aspects of students’ overall personal, academic, and professional lives (Arts Education Partnership).gLANCE