Serving our neighbors and community members in Los Angeles for over 23 years.









Our Programs / Nuestros Programas

We teach English to adults, help kids improve math skills, and distribute groceries to those in need– we’ve given out more than 270,000 bags of food since 1993! We also offer exercise and nutrition classes, we organize field trips for children in our neighborhoods, and we bring together members of the community and civic leaders so that we continue to grow our connection to our neighbors and help them get the services they need.


Enseñamos inglés a adultos, ayudamos a los niños a mejorar sus habilidades matemáticas y distribuimos comestibles a los necesitados. ¡Hemos entregado más de 270,000 bolsas de alimentos desde 1993! También ofrecemos clases de ejercicio y nutrición, organizamos excursiones para niños en nuestros vecindarios y reunimos a miembros de la comunidad y líderes cívicos para que sigamos creciendo nuestra conexión con nuestros vecinos y les ayudemos a obtener los servicios que necesitan.

Without Limits Tutoring / Tutoría Sin Límites

Without Limits is a community math tutoring program for underprivileged children. We provide free tutoring in math and reading to elementary schoolers. We are currently developing two initiatives: a children’s literacy program and Free Breakfast for Children to help alleviate hunger among our students. Help sustain our program.

Groceries for Our Neighbors / Alimentos Para Vecinos

Thanks to contributions from Hopenet and individual donors, we are able to distribute free groceries to 300-500 neighbors every Saturday morning at the First Unitarian Church. For over 23 years, Groceries for our Neighbors has offered a lifeline of support to supplement the diets of families in need. Help sustain our program.

Our Mission / Nuestra Misión

Urban Partners Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) devoted to improving the lives of people who live in the Koreatown / Westlake sections of the city of Los Angeles. Our free programs are aimed at neighborhood needs: education, food assistance, exercise, and community-building. Our goal is to help our neighbors take their place as agents of their own destiny in the civic life of Los Angeles.


Urban Partners Los Angeles es un 501(c)(3) dedicado a mejorar la vida de las personas que viven en las secciones de Koreatown / Westlake de la ciudad de Los Angeles. Nuestros programas gratuitos están dirigidos a las necesidades del vecindario: educación, asistencia alimentaria, ejercicio y construcción de la comunidad. Nuestro objetivo es ayudar a nuestros vecinos a ocupar su lugar como agentes de su propio destino en la vida cívica de Los Ángeles.

Children's Education / Educacion Infantil

Without Limits offers math tutoring and reading for inner city kids. We are working to expand the program with paid tutors.

Community Care / Cuidado Comunitario

Our other programs include: field trips for children, women’s empowerment classes and exercise classes.

Food Distribution / Distribucion de Comida

Every Saturday morning, our food distribution program provides free groceries to hundreds of people in need.

ESL Classes / Clases de ESL

Urban Partners is working to expand our tuition-free community classes with ESL classes for beginning English speakers whose native language is Spanish.

Free Breakfast for Children / Desayuno Gratis Para Niños

Free Breakfast is one of our initiatives to help alleviate hunger among students and provide a healthy learning environment.

Community Building / Construcción Comunitaria

We work closely to develop healthy partnerships with our surrounding neighbors.

How Can I Help?

Are you interested in the mission of Urban Partners Los Angeles? There are many ways that you can help support our programs and get more deeply involved.

Become A Volunteer

At UPLA, the emphasis is on the meaning of being a neighbor. Volunteer in programs that invests in the health and prosperity of the inner-city.

Become a Member-Owner

We value community. In addition to one-time donations, we also welcome people to join the UPLA family by becoming Member-Owners.


Our programs depend entirely on donations from people who believe in empowering and enriching the lives of underprivileged communities.

Featured Campaign

COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance

The Coronavirus pandemic threatens the livelihood of low-income seniors and working class people who already struggle with lack of access to food and adequate nutrition will be the hardest hit. We are preparing to safely distribute over 25,000 pounds of food weekly to those who cannot afford to stock up on supplies and the at-risk elderly population who will need groceries delivered to their homes.

Urban Partners LA is now in need emergency funding to distribute food with extra precautions and acquire safety equipment such as sanitizers, face masks, goggles, gloves to safely distribute food, and minimal staff to coordinate delivery and storage.

Your support is critical in this effort.

Please consider donating $20, $50, or $100 to UPLA now as we fight to provide food for thousands of families and low-income community members in need. It’s up to us and together we will create communities strong enough to combat hunger.

Raised: $:7920

Goal: $:10000


Become A Member-Owner

When you become a Member-Owner, you become part of a network of people who care about the mission of UPLA, forming ties among each other and those our programs support through volunteer days, meetups, and other events.

Member-Owners are the financial foundation of our program, joining our community enterprise by committing to recurring monthly contributions. These donations help to pay our tutors, fill our neighbors’ grocery bags, and spread the word to our community that they can get empowered here–with English, math skills, exercise, and nutrition.



We’re honored by what people say. Here are some of our favorite quotes from our donors, supporters, and community members.




Grocery Bags Served


Tutoring Sessions


Neighbors Helped

Our News

At Urban Partners Los Angeles, the emphasis is on the meaning of being a neighbor. As our mission statement indicates, we want to educate, empower, and enrich our neighbors.

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