Alliance for Community Empowerment (ACE) is a nonprofit community-based organization in Canoga Park, California. We envisions empowered and thriving communities where barriers have been overcome.
Our mission is to empower marginalized communities by providing education/ vocational programming, personal enrichment, and supportive services through collaboration and community action.
ACE hosts multiple programs that serve as layers of support for young people address the various issues facing the communities: R.U.T.H. YouthBuild, Gang Reduction Youth Development (G.R.Y.D.), and ACE’s Career Academies. All programming is FREE.
VISION: Alliance for Community Empowerment (ACE) envisions empowered and thriving communities where barriers have been overcome.
MISSION: ACE’s mission is to empower marginalized communities by providing education/ vocational programming, personal enrichment, and supportive services through collaboration and community action.
Alliance for Community Empowerment, Inc. (ACE) was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2013, in response to community need. Canoga Park was identified as an under-served community with high rates of poverty, high school dropouts and unemployment in transitional aged youth (ages 16-24). ACE’s founder and CEO, Ms. Michelle Miranda, used her lifetime experience of service and community relationships to fill this gap in service and support to young people and communities in the West San Fernando Valley. ACE remains one of the few community nonprofits that specializes in serving this particular age group.
ACE’s RUTH YouthBuild and GRYD (Gang Reduction -Youth Development) programs have received recognition from political officials and other community organizations. ACE has been recognized by officials, including Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Bob Blumenfield, and U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman for leading and increasing voter registration, community clean up, and youth development.
ACE’s Founder and President/CEO has received the following awards for ACE’s in the community: Inspiration Woman of the Year (2015), Pioneer Woman of the Year (2016), and several recognitions from community entities and leaders of Los Angeles. ACE’s work has been highlighted in Exito Latino (magazine), Si Se Puede (radio show), Huffington Post (online), Channel 5 news (TV).