Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) is committed to improving the lives of underserved individuals and families and promoting the equitable development of ethnic communities and their rich cultural heritage.

6000

Over 6000 social services clients served in 2017

1000

Over 1000 affordable housing units produced

4834

Total 2017 attendance for Far East Lounge activites

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Terasaki Budokan

Thanks to community support, LTSC built a big gym in Little Tokyo.

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.

+ LAB

+LAB is a bold initiative that allows LTSC to join forces with artists and cultural institutions to find imaginative ways to empower the Little Tokyo community.

First Street North

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

Changing Tides

A partnership initiative between a youth/young adult outreach group and LTSC is dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental health and normalizing healthy discussions within the Asian American community.

Santa Monica/Vermont Project

LTSC is partnering with Los Angeles County Metro Transit Authority to build affordable housing, commercial and social service space at the Vermont/Santa Monica station.

CONNECT WITH US

Terasaki Budokan holds Hula classes on Saturday mornings from 11am-noon and you don’t want to miss out!“In Hawaiian culture, we get everyone involved. We love bringing our voices together, because our voices matter,” explained Keali’i Ceballos, Kumu Hula of ‘Ohana Hula at Terasaki Budokan.‘Ohana Hula invites dancers of all ages and skill levels to learn authentic hula and how to tell stories with their bodies, while embodying the beauty and history of Hawai’i. Classes at Budokan started earlier this month and Keali’i is excited about the opportunity to share his culture with Little Tokyo and neighboring communities. LTSC is proud to have ‘Ohana Hula as part of its cultural and artistic programming at Budokan.For the Kumu Hula, or master teacher, the pandemic lockdown presented new challenges for him and his students, as the opportunity to get together and perform became scarce. When he was approached about bringing Hula to Budokan and performing at the Grand Opening, Keali’i was overjoyed.“When Ryan Lee told me about the Budokan Grand Opening, I thought, wow, this is exactly what the community needs. We’re starting to reacquaint ourselves with each other in person and resocializing ourselves, so what better than to bring ‘Ohana to perform,” said Keali’i. “Doing this in person…we feel their energy and they feel ours, as we tell our stories.”Keali’i is excited for the opportunity to partner with Budokan to share his culture with new students, and invites all to come and take part in the easy impact dance classes.“The Budokan is giving communities the opportunity to come… partake in all the programming that’s being offered and a chance to really get to know our neighbors. No matter how close or how far they are, we’re calling upon them to come and be a part of what we have to share and offer,” explained Keali’i.To sign up or get more information about Hula classes at ‘Ohana Hula at Terasaki Budokan, visit: www.terasakibudokan.org/activities ... See MoreSee Less
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