A MILLION DROPS LEARNING CENTER
After providing our services on foot for five years, we decided to take a big step, and in Spring 2018, we opened the A Million Drops Learning Center – a quiet, safe place in the heart of Hollywood for youth and adults wanting to take the step out of homelessness through learning and self-improvement.
Managed by a young man experiencing homelessness himself, our Learning Center had a very unique concept. People of all ages, genders, and ethnicities came to spend time in a safe environment, reading a book from our free library or learning a new skill. And in spite of the extreme stress that comes with experiencing homelessness, our Learning Center was a peaceful place.
Mondays through Fridays, volunteer teachers offered creative classes and workshops, such as Improv, Edible Gardening, Breathing Techniques, Spoken Word, Podcasting and more. In addition, we provided daily meals – often prepared for the whole group by one of them – as well as laundry vouchers, toiletries and many other needed things.
Sadly, we had to close our A Million Drops Learning Center in 2020, but we look back with love, and with pride of what we accomplished.