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Out of a competitive process of 261 applications, Little Tokyo Service Center was one of six organizations nationwide selected for an ArtPlace Community Development Investment (CDI) program grant. For more information about the CDI program, click here.

LTSC seeks positive change for people and places. As a social service and comprehensive place-based community development organization located in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of Downtown LA and serving greater Los Angeles, we are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families through culturally sensitive social services, strengthening neighborhoods through housing and community development, and sustaining Little Tokyo’s rich heritage as an ethnic community with a common identity.

Through this ArtPlace opportunity, over the next three years LTSC seeks to ensure a Little Tokyo for future generations, specifically by:

  • highlight the stories and the significance of Little Tokyo,
  • empower and continue to give voice to our community, and 
  • elevate, support and develop our existing cultural assets.

In October 2015, LTSC hosted a community forum to kick off the CDI program. Click here to view the event flyer and see the video below.

The Story of the Little Tokyo that Could...and Will