After School Program: Mi CASA

Please note: we prioritize the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic and plan to take all necessary precautions to protect students, staff, and volunteers for the 2020-2021 school year.

Mi CASA in Little Tokyo

Community ∙ Academics ∙ Sports ∙ Arts

To learn more about enrolling your child for the 2020-21 school year, contact Youth Services Coordinator Jacklyn Waight at or (213) 473-1689.

A free after-school program for youth ages 6 to 18 years old held at Terasaki Budokan. 

Monday through Friday from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Supporting the physical, emotional and social health of young people in Little Tokyo and neighboring communities.

Terasaki Budokan is a facility in Downtown Los Angeles for youth, families and seniors for sports, community activities, and connections between Japanese American culture and the Little Tokyo neighborhood.

Terasaki Budokan's After School Program: Mi CASA

What to expect:

  • Academic enrichment
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy snacks
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Community engagement

A community project of LTSC, the newly built Terasaki Budokan features:

  • Indoor gymnasium
  • Outdoor plaza with a stage
  • Children’s playground
  • Courtyard
  • Community room
Mi CASA of Terasaki Budokan

Little Tokyo Service Center has provided after-school services for 20 years and we are excited to expand this much-needed program at Terasaki Budokan. Past results of students in our youth group activities include:

  • 91% improved their grade point average
  • 89% improved their grades by at least one or more grade levels
  • 76% of students graduating went on to college
  • 75% improved their reading and comprehension grades
  • 62% improved their math grades 

LTSC hopes for students to become empowered and make informed decisions about their physical, emotional, and mental health, along with understanding the connection between their well-being and the strength of their communities.

Along with academic success, we want students in this after-school program to see themselves as active members in society with the capacity to make a positive change in their neighborhoods.

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