The impact LAMP has had on Andrea and her
daughters has been life-changing.
Before coming to the South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project (LAMP), Andrea did not speak English fluently, would yell at her daughters in frustration, and struggled to develop strong relationships. Today, that’s all changed. With the help of LAMP’s Family Literacy Program, Andrea learned English and has grown as a parent. “I’ve learned how to speak to my daughters, I don’t have to yell, and I’ve learned to resolve issues,” says Andrea. She also now reads to her daughters on a regular basis, something she rarely did before starting the Family Literacy program. “I’ve grown a lot at South Central LAMP and built relationships with my peers in a way I never have before.”
About South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project
In partnership with seven religious congregations, the Society of the Holy Child Jesus founded LAMP to support families living in Los Angeles County, where it is reported that half of the country's 60,000 gang members reside. In addition, the unemployment rate is an astounding 15% and half of the households report yearly incomes below the poverty level. LAMP offers parent education and English language instruction, parent-and-child together classes, and family advocacy services. Childcare is provided free of charge for parents while they are taking classes at LAMP. LAMP serves more than 200 people every year.
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