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.


2 days ago

Little Tokyo Service Center

After months of navigating City/State approvals, permits and lead/asbestos removal... construction crews are finally tearing down the buildings on Los Angeles Street to make way for Terasaki Budokan, a project of Little Tokyo Service Center!

We have a long way to go before we open (late 2019). This nonprofit community-driven project relies heavily on volunteers, donations and support from people like you!

Please visit to find out how to get more involved!

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Terasaki Budokan, a project of Little Tokyo Service Center
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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.