Our Mission is to Empower!

ACE’s fundamental belief is that when people are provided with the right tools, positive role models and opportunity, they can transform their lives and their communities.

Alliance for Community Empowerment (ACE) is a community-based 501(c)3 organization located in the West San Fernando Valley. Since its inception in 2013, ACE has assisted thousands of individuals whose lives have been impacted by trauma and poverty. To support empowerment, ACE provides education, workforce development, gang intervention and prevention programming integrated with counseling, mentoring, case management and other support services for marginalized individuals and families.

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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

ACE Programs and Services

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R.U.T.H. YouthBuild (ages 16-24)

  • High School Diploma / Tutoring / Small Classes
  • Construction Training (MC3)
  • Apartment Maintenance Technician Training (CAMT)
  • Work Readiness Training and Placement
  • Counseling / Supportive Services
  • Leadership Development / Community Engagement
  • College and Career Preparation / Graduate Services
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G.R.Y.D. Prevention (ages 10-14)

  • Youth Development Activities
  • Pre-teen & Adolescence Readiness
  • Family Workshops
  • Supportive Services / Wrap Around for Youth & Family
  • Parenting Classes


G.R.Y.D. Intervention (ages 15-25)

  • Intensive Counseling / Anger Management / Drug and Alcohol
  • Life Skills / Personal Development
  • Goal Planning: Personal, College and Career
  • Supportive Services / Wrap Around for Youth & Family
  • Mentoring
  • Court Navigation and Advocacy
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SECTOR  (ages 18+)

  • Training in Advanced Manufacturing or Construction
  • Job Placement
  • Life and Career Goal Planning
  • Earn While You Learn
  • Work Readiness Training / Job Placement
  • Counseling
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