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ACE provides Education, Job Training and Intervention programs in the San Fernando Valley

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GRYD is a city-wide program that works to reduce gang-related crime and violence in our community

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Job training in the construction industry while earning yourhigh school diploma

RUTH YouthBuild

Alliance for Community Empowerment (ACE) is a nonprofit offering an accredited high school education, workforce development and gang intervention services in the West San Fernando Valley.

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RUTH YouthBuild

Students earn a high school diploma as well as gain the confidence to create change within their community.

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GRYD

GRYD is Gang Reduction and Youth Development - a program for youth at high risk for gang involvement.

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SECTOR

ACE’s SECTOR program provides reentry services, education, workforce development, support services, and job placement for individuals impacted by the justice system.

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Our Mission is to Empower

Alliance for Community Empowerment (ACE) is a nonprofit community organization. We see a bright future for the West Valley – one where our neighbors succeed and our community is thriving.

Our mission is to build strength in communities. We do this by working with others and taking action together. Our main services are education, job training and support for families and youth.

ACE programs address important issues facing our communities. These include: RUTH YouthBuild, Gang Reduction Youth Development (GRYD), and SECTOR. All services are FREE for participants.


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Our Mission & Vision

MISSION: ACE’s mission is to empower marginalized communities by providing education / vocational programming, personal enrichment, and supportive services through collaboration and community action.

VISION: Alliance for Community Empowerment (ACE) envisions empowered and thriving communities where barriers have been overcome.

Support Services

We provide all our young people with the supportive services they need; from their first day at ACE, until their graduation from high school and beyond to shape them to be successful in school and in life.

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Testimonials

ACE has helped me gain new skills to allow me to apply them to jobs. I 100% recommend ACE because in a very short time I got 2 certs.

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Jonathan Aguilar

ACE has for sure positively impacted my life and is currently helping me figure out what I want to do with my life. I would 100% recommend ACE to others.

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Nevi Adriani

Ace has impacted my life by helping me be open to the things I didn't know I needed to work on myself, as well as teaching me not only work ethics but how to handle day to day stress and coping skills. Ace is very helpful because it widened my career path options as well. I would recommend ACE because it has what most of the youth needs, but other places don't offer.

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What makes ACE different?

ACE provides programs and services that help people better themselves and their community.  We believe that young people can transform themselves and their communities when provided the right support, tools, and role models. With a focus on leadership and community advocacy our students leave ACE ready to tackle the world and to give back to their communities in meaningful ways.

We at ACE believe that all young people can grow not only themselves but also their communities, as long as they have the right support and tools. We offer programs that focus on leadership and giving students a space to have their voice heard regarding issues of justice in the community. This prepares students for success and giving back to their communities.

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Our Sponsors

The Alliance for Community Empowerment would not exist without the generous support of our partners. Alumni and students are invited to express their gratitude to our staff and teachers; please send your note of thanks to staff@ace4youth.com.

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