Programs & Services

  • Family Literacy
    Our Family Literacy Program is multifaceted and designed to educate both parents and children in the literacy skills they will need to succeed in work and school. Beginning with the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center, preschoolers learn the basics: ABCs, colors, numbers, names and shapes. While their children are engaged at the ECE Center, parents study in rigorous ESL Courses for four hours a day, five days week, which are taught by an instructor from the West Valley Occupational Center. Read more
  • After School Youth Program
    With a great number of working parents in the NVCS core area, the year-round After School Youth Program provides homework help and fun activities for kids and teens weekday afternoons from 1-6 pm. Grounded in youth development concepts, this program provides students with a safe environment they can call their own. Activities include homework help, supervised reading, organized sports, arts and crafts, gardening, enrichment classes, and field trips. Holding themed months, the After School Youth Program’s structured environment responds to Read more
  • Outreach Program
    NVCS’ Outreach Programs reach out to the most at risk population of North Hills. Comprised of the long-standing Breakfast Program that is offered three days a week, homeless individuals and at-risk families are able to eat a hot meal prepared by NVCS’ most-valued volunteers. For people without a home of their own, shower and toiletry facilities are also available. NVCS also provides a semi-monthly Food Pantry, assisting community members to make ends
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  • Special Events
    Family Fair: Held in conjunction with NVCS’ annual Bike-a-Thon, this spring fair offers families in the community information on available resources and services. Over 200 individuals attend each year. Thanksgiving Meal: As an extension of the Outreach Programs, NVCS offers a Thanksgiving Meal prepared on-site and serving approximately 250 people each year. Held the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, a memorial service is held for the homeless, before the meal is served. Toy Give-Away: Generous donations from donors such as Toys for Read more



  • Friends of the Family (FOF) – Provides an Infant & Toddler course (a 10 week Literacy & Parenting Class) for participants of the Family Literacy Program. FOF also provides 5 Language and Family Literacy workshops to the participants of the Workforce Development Program.
  • West Valley Occupational Center, Los Angeles Unified School District – Offers an Adult ESL program for adults with zero or limited English proficiency with beginning, intermediate and advanced ESL levels. Two Adult ESL teachers are provided five days per week
  • San Fernando Literacy Council – Provides an instructor for one-on-one tutoring in literacy using the computer and the interactive English program “Rosetta Stone”.
  • Volunteer Center of Los Angeles – Refers interested individuals to our agency for volunteer opportunities.

Government, Corporate and Foundation Funders

Office of Councilmember Felipe Fuentes, District 7 County of Los Angeles, Probation Department
FEMA, Los Angeles Emergency Food and Shelter Program Annenberg Foundation
  Ahmanson Foundation California Community Foundation
California Pacific United Methodist Foundation Dwight Stuart Youth Fund George Hoag Family Foundation
The Green Foundation Hosan Foundation Los Angeles United Methodist Urban Foundation
Pasadena Foundation Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
S. Mark Taper Foundation Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
Kiwanis Club of Chatsworth Sempra Energy Employee Group
Northridge Woman’s Club Northrop Grumman ECHO Program Target
Theodore A. Von Der Ahe, Jr. Time Warner Employee Grant Program