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.


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#MondayMotivation @LTSC Announced +LAB Artist Residency Program Fellows! Fellows will create artworks and projects promoting community engagement and creative place-making strategies, focused around the theme of “Community Control and Self-Determination.

Pictured here in 1997 are Bill Watanabe, former ED of @LTSC & the late Linda Mabalot, former ED of VC, as renovations began for VC's current home.
Round out #LAAPFF2018 with our Past//Forward: Coming Home celebration on May 12, 2018! #VC50
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