Established in 1979, Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) is a social service and community development organization that improves the lives of individuals and families and promotes the rich heritage of Southern California’s ethnic communities.


Over 6000 clients served in 2016


Affordable housing units complete


Languages spoken by LTSC social workers


Terasaki Budokan

LTSC is working to bring a decades-old community dream to LA’s Little Tokyo—a multipurpose sports and community center.

Far East Lounge

The Far East Lounge is a Little Tokyo gathering space for seniors and others to connect and enjoy activities that promote wellness.


Through the +LAB initiative, LTSC teams up with artists and arts institutions to find imaginative ways to empower the Little Tokyo community.


The First Street North block of Little Tokyo is a critical part of the past and future of our historic neighborhood.


We wish to thank everyone at AAAZA, Inc. for making LTSC the beneficiary of their holiday party. All of the generous donations collected during their office celebration will go towards helping those most in need. Thank you AAAZA!
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In March, Yasunori Kawasaki reached out to LTSC Social Services for assistance. Having recently become homeless, Kawasaki had nowhere to go. LTSC staff helped move him into a shelter and provided individual counseling. When he decided that he wanted to return to Japan, LTSC assisted him with travel arrangements and also contacted the city and local ward office to place him in a facility in Japan. He returned to Japan on October 25, 2017.

Tax-deductible donations help LTSC make positive change for people and places. Make a 2017 donation to LTSC today!

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From the Linkage Fee Press Conference this AM.

@JustLACoalition #LinkageFee #WeNeedHousingNow #ForaJustLA

Fantastic artist #opportunity in #LittleTokyo! @LTSC seeks artists to engage the community and address the history of #JapaneseAmerican communities as a part of +LAB Artist Residency Program. Apply by 1/15/18.


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