The Urban Foundation's flagship Kid City program encourages teens and young adults to find their voice, share their stories, and become self-empowered leaders. Most participants are first-generation college or college-bound students living in neighborhoods around downtown Los Angeles including South Central and Pico Union. Kid City recognizes the problem of educational inequity and severe economic hardship among the communities we serve. We strive to provide ways for students to access opportunities, explore their intellectual curiosity, and discover their ability to advocate for themselves and their communities.
What We Do
Youth and young adult leadership, college access and persistence, career and college readiness through music, math tutoring, mentoring, guidance, study space, leadership and advocacy events.