Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is located at Hathaway-Sycamores’ Family Resource Center in Highland Park.  In operation since 1998, the Learning Lab offers a safe space in which youth, ages 5 to 19 can study and take advantage of the various after-school enrichment activities.  Thanks to partnerships and the support of donors, the program is able to provide the following services:

  • Intensive tutoring (group and individual)
  • Computer lab
  • Social skill activities
  • College field trips
  • SAT Preparation Courses
  • College application, scholarship, and financial aid support
  • Enrichment programs during school breaks

This center is open to students from 5 to 19 years old, Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Through partnerships with CalTech, Los Angeles City College and the Glendale Chapter of the National Charity League, the Learning Lab is able to serve about 200 students a year.

Local public schools refer students to the lab, and it is the only free resource of this type in the Highland Park community. Every day about 30 students show up for open lab and tutoring.

Emily Cardinas, 2010 Posse Foundation Scholarship winner with Simon Gee

Click here to watch the KCBS News story about the Learning Lab’s Simon Gee.

Read more Learning Lab student success stories:

Valentino Gonzalez headed to Harvard

Donald Kaplan wins a Posse Scholarship

Connor Dorothy reports on life at MIT