In the last year, Bresee’s one-stop campus served a total of 6,318 moderate and low-income families and youth.

Services Youth Adults & Families Total
Youth Programs 1,060 1,060
Family Services 1,590 1,590
Gang Prevention 125 294 422
QueensCare Health Center 2,164 1,082 3,246
Total 3,352 2,966 6,318

YOUTH PROGRAMS:

Bresee’s afterschool staff members provided 1,060 middle school and high school students with structured daily after school programs, highlights include:

  • 246 middle schoolers were tutored daily, with 83% increasing their grades and 100% grade level promotion. Bresee offered study hall to 124 high schoolers.
  • 300 youth were equipped with college prep services and 161 youth with college tours, resulting in 95% of seniors enrolling in college.
  • 130 high schoolers were provided with SAT preparation classes, with an average 163-point increase in test scores.
  • 12 Bresee alumni were awarded $30,825 in needs-based scholarships.
  • 64 youth received career-readiness and paid internships, with 100% reporting increased knowledge and sense of career direction.

FAMILY SERVICES:

Bresee’s Family Services team served 1,590 moderate and low-income families with financial support services, highlights include:

  • 2,351 low-income families increased their family income with a total aggregate of $575,730 through free tax assistance, health services, health insurance, jobs, financial aid, and childcare in collaboration with the Wilshire FSC.
  • 1,750 were provided with transportation services through the Rider Relief valued at $76,200.
  • 64 high school students earned over $50,000 in total through paid internships.
  • 35 individuals received $33,604 total in emergency assistance including emergency rental assistance, furniture, food, clothing, support with utilities bills and kitchen appliances.
  • 50 adults were referred to VITA tax preparation events.
  • 70 parents and 49 youth received financial literacy classes.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for 18 youth, 70 adults in conjunction with Los Angeles City College.

GANG PREVENTION:

Bresee’s Gang Prevention team provided 422 of the most at-risk youth and their family members in the Olympic GRYD Zone with intensive case management, family counseling, and youth development activities.

QUEENSCARE HEALTH CENTER:

QueensCare provided 3, 246 low-income families in the community with on-site pediatric care.

OVERALL IMPACT:

In the last decade, Bresee’s proven model has:

  • Through mentoring and case management, become a second home to 10,000 youth and family members.
  • Offered over $150,000 in emergency family assistance since 2010.
  • Awarded over $530,000 in college scholarships to 112 alumni.
  • Provided career-readiness, and paid internships to 560 youth, linking older youth to credentials, higher education, and employment.
  • Assisted over 3,000 students with college prep, SAT workshops, college tours, and FAFSA classes.
  • Provided 169 youth with gang prevention services since 2012, and worked with over 600 first-time offenders referred from other agencies.
  • Hosted ten Annual Youth Film Festivals on Social Justice.